The Minatare Free Press newspaper actually began its existence as The Sentinel in what we believe to be the week of Sept 15, 1904. To the best of our knowledge ownership of the paper at the time the name change took place remained with Worth M. Miller. We are not sure why he decided to change the name of the paper but he carried The Sentinel sub-title, including separate volume and issue numbers until January 1913 at which time the paper assumed the lone title of the Minatare Free Press. Volume #1, Issue #1 of the Minatare Free Press was on Feb 20, 1908, the final issue was published on November 19, 1964.
Owners / Publishers
|Worth M. Miller:|
Founded the Sentinel and then changed the name to the Minatare Free Press early in 1908
|1904 – 1909|
|W.F. Harper||1909 – 1909|
|I.L. Lyman||1909 – Oct 1915|
|Robert O. Chambers:|
Superintendent of the Minatare Public School prior to acquiring the newspaper
|Oct 1915 – Dec 1920|
|Rufus Jones &|
Ben J. Sallows:
Temporarily managed by R.O. Chambers just prior to the Parker/Entrekin purchase
|Dec 1920 – Apr 1923|
|E.M. Parker &|
|Apr 1923 –|
|E.M. Parker & Sons|
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Are copies of the Minatare Free Press available for the years after 1959 until the paper was discontinued? I graduated from MHS in 1960 and would like to see papers for that year and any others that might be accessible. Thank You , Diana Copsey, Denver —
Yes, we do have the Minatare Free Press digitized for the years 1959 thru 1963, we just need to take the time to post them on our website. Will try and get that done soon……Floyd
Just saw your reply this morning. I’m eager to see the remaining issues. I graduated in 1960 from MHS.
Sending Holiday greetings from Denver!
I’m so hoping the Minatare Free Press issues for 1959-1963 will be posted sometime soon. If a donation would help, I’m willing to offer what I can.
Thank you so much for making the Free Press available on line.
I’m enjoying reading through the years . . . and have over 320 members of the facebook group I set up to share the stories–
Minatare, Nebraska–History and Memories
I’m up to November 1952, posting to Minatare, Nebraska –history and memories on Facebook. Would love to be able to post from the final years of the Free Press, which include my own
junior and senior years at Minatare high school (class of 1960). Hope everyone at WNFRHC is well . . . and know that the work you do is much appreciated! DIana Copsey (303-733-2178)