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Remembering the country correspondents

 

Country Correspondents Meeting – Marione (Derrickson) Martin is the little girl in the center with her brother Tom next to her. Brother Gene is in the top right corner. Father G.E. Derrickson is at far left side and mother Esther is back row to left of Marione.

Recently my brother Gene sent me an old photograph from the 1950s. He'd been looking through photo albums and thought I'd like this one. It was taken in the office of our family's weekly newspaper, The Licking News published in Licking, Missouri.

My family, a longtime newspaper employee and her daughter were in the picture. The photo also captures a group of women who were our "country correspondents." These women lived in rural areas outside Licking and wrote news about their neighbors. The weekly columns were usually named with something related to where they lived.

Each week the corresp...



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