A community has lost a voice, a newspaper has lost its institutional memory and I’ve lost a shining example of journalism at its best.
Marvin VanGilder is dead. His passing doesn’t come as a surprise — he’s been in poor health for years — but the realization of the loss is still a shock and a blow.
I’m glad I’ve had a few years here at the end of his life to get to know this man who covered Carthage and Jasper County for more than half a century.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hacker: Marvin VanGilder shining example of journalism at its best
Carthage Press Managing Editor John Hacker offers a tribute to the late Marvin VanGilder in today's edition: