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i 0" b The Adams County Record History Corner by Dale Flsk Council seems to have had no newspaper for a few years, until in October of 1908 when Ivan M. Durrell pub- lished the first issue of the Council Leader. Dun-ell was a terrible speller and typographer, and made many mis- takes. In 1911, stock- ,- holders in the commu- nity under the name "The Council Publishing Company" took own- ership of the paper. Attorney James Stinson joined the Leader staff as editor, with DuITell as . manager. At this time, there were two other newspa- pers in the newly-creat- ed Adams County: the Meadows Eagle and the New Meadows Tribune. They were joined the next year (1912) by the Fmitvale Echo, and all four worked hard to pro- t , mote their respective communities as the only one fit to become the center of government for the new county. Information on the edi- torship of the Meadows Valley papers is sketchy, le i iv I. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Page 5 ~e but we do know that Charles Hackney ran the Meadows Eagle in 1908, and Frank M. Roberts was at the helm of the Adams County Advance in 1914. Also in 1914, A. B. Lucas ran the Meadows Eagle / New Meadows Tribune. The masthead of this paper read, "Great is Meadows Valley and the Eagle is its Prophet." In 1912, James Stinson was replaced at the helm of the Council Leader by Fred Mullin who had been pub- lishing the Long Valley Advocate. It is unclear where the Leader office was until this point, but in November of 1913, it was moved to a little building on the alley behind Dr. Brown's new brick structure on the northwest comer of Galena Street and Illinois Avenue). Mullin was fond of editorializing, and had an acid pen when pro- voked. An in-print feud developed in 1914, between Mullin and William Freeman of New Meadows who was run- ning for political office. Freeman finally ordered Mullin to cancel his subscription, writing, "Kill it! Pie it! Hell box it! Anyway to relieve me." To which Mullin replied, "The above pus runs from a sore in the Meadows valley that has been lanced and he wants to represent us in the state legislature." In 1915, the Council Publishing Company was dissolved, and the paper was sold to Fred Michaelson who also served as Adams County probate judge. Michaelson had mn a paper in Sauk Center, Minnesota where he employed a young man named Sinclair Lewis. Lewis later went on to become one of the best- known authors in the U.S. It was Michaelson who changed the name of the "Council Leader" to the "Adams County Leader". Unfortunately, all the issues of the Leader from mid 1915 through 1919 that were kept in the newspaper's office were lost when the office was moved to another location in town. Those issues were never microfilmed. Most of The Adams County Leader newspaper office, built in 1935, and still standing. the original color was 1911. the 1919 issues have been replaced recent- ly, from those kept by Matilda Moser at the Courthouse. But the others, aside from a few, scattered issues, are a priceless window into the past that is gone for- ever. By 1920 the Leader was the only newspa- per being published in Adams County. That year, the office was moved to an apartment house on Michigan Avenue. This big, old, square, stucco build- hag (Shirl's Place) is still standing as an apart- ment building, and can be seen in old photos from as early as 1912. It is rumored to have housed prostitutes in the apartments upstairs during Council's wilder days. In May of 1922, the paper was sold to E.E. Southard. He started printing the first comic strips to appear in the Leader. In 1926, William Lemon, another gentle- man who served as probate judge for the County, purchased the paper. When the Pomona Hotel was sold at public auction in 1928, Lemon bought it and moved there with his newspa- per. During the depres- sion, the paper almost went under. In 1937, the present Adams County Leader office build- ing was built at 105 Michigan Avenue, just Frank Rogers died in his sleep from a heart attack in 1949, and Harriet and their son, Bert, contin- ued the paper. Shirley Rogers joined the team when she married Bert in 1953. Harriet retired in 1987. Anson Longtin came to Council and established the Council Record in 1977. He operated the Record until he sold it to Tim Blevins shortly before Longtin died in 1995. Bert and Shirley Rogers ran the Adams County Leader until Bert was hit by a car and killed in downtown Council on January 27, 1995. Their son, Gary, then took over the paper, with help from the fam- ily. Merrill Lundberg, owner of the Parma Review, was very helpful, and printed the paper every week. In the spring of 1997, the Adams County Leader struck a merger deal with the Council Record, and the rebirth of both papers became south of:, :its: old Ixead:, ~ the Adams County quarters'(~e ap~ent-l~ecord. The first issue building). In 1937, Lemon leased the paper to his right- hand man, Carryl H. Wines. Wines ran the paper until 1944, when Lemon sold it to Frank E. and Harriet Rogers of Long Beach. California. came out on April 10, 1997. Tim Hohs became the editor of the Record in 1997 until Cody Cahill took over in 2008. Lyle Sall bought the Record from Tim Blevins in January 2006. Carryl Wines, editor of the Adams County Leader in the newspaper's office. The calendar on right dates the photo to April 1938. Real Estate Sales by Gene Foster In January we had 6 sales in Adams County and Cambridge~ according to the Intermountain MI_S. The number of total list- ings has dropped to 279. Their average days on market was 391 or about 14 months. In that number are 126 building lots, 8 - commercial, 2 condos, 1 duplex, 2 mobile homes, 20 ranches 21 recreation- al properties 20 homes in town and 44 out of town homes with acreage. The properties that did sell in Cambridge were a ranch and a recreation- al property with a home. In Council a home and a home with acreage on the Middle Fork were sold. In 253-4309 $3.00 16 oz Latte Served Hot, Iced, or Blended 7:30 AM- 1 PM Mon-Fri 8 AM- 2 PM Sat New eadows a home m bOo edorsho Oes. town and a home on HotCurrently in Council, Springs road were sold. New Meadows, Mesa and In the last 6 months half Indian Valley there are 15 of the sales were either listed for under 892,000. '1 2nd & 41. Salur.ay '1 ~ "~~ I Pigs, sheep, and moats,*, I Council Valley Free Library Book Shelf I II:Oo~Xl I "~" 1901 ~:. ('|fi[ago, ('ahh, vll, Idaho New Books at the Council Library Adult Fiction: Last Breath by Rachel Caine Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly, The Hunter by John Lescroart Private: # 1 Suspect by James Patterson Adult Non Fiction: Reinventing Fire by Amory Lovins The Hero Within by Cynthia Lm~dsberg Of Thee I Sing by Laura Ingraham Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly Juvenile Fiction: Where Horses Run Free by Joy Cowley Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead Baby Honu's Incredible Journey by Tammy Yee Storm Run by Libby Riddles Heather Lawrence, Dental Hygienist Monte R. D.D.S.