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The Wyandotte news-herald. : (Wyandotte, Mich.) 1943-1963
Place of publication:
Wyandotte, Mich.
Geographic coverage:
  • Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Wyandotte News Co.
Dates of publication:
  • -v. 86, no. 15 (Apr. 10, 1963).
  • Began in 1943.
Weekly July 1, 1959-
  • English
  • Michigan--Wayne County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01206628
  • Michigan--Wyandotte.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01202850
  • Wayne County (Mich.)--Newspapers.
  • Wyandotte (Mich.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 66, no. 82 (Oct. 12, 1944).
  • Formed by the union of: Wyandotte news, and: Wyandotte herald.
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Wyandotte News-Herald

The Wyandotte News-Herald traces its history to the Wyandotte Herald, founded in 1879 by a local Methodist minister, Reverend George Owen, to supplement his income. The minister soon tired of the business, and in 1880, the paper became the property of Frank Abbott. Abbott sold the paper to Henry C. Egabroad of Dundee, Michigan in 1882. In 1886 Egabroad sold the paper to James Dalton Haven, who quickly became known in the community as "Dolly." Born in 1864, Haven was a young man who made the paper his life’s work. He would own the paper and actively work in it from 1886 until his death in 1943.

Under Haven, the paper's purpose was straightforward. As he is quoted in the 1955 community history, Proudly We Record: The Story of Wyandotte, Michigan, "The Herald has great faith in the future and, what is more to the point, in the present of Wyandotte. To advance the city's growth along all proper lines will be our ever present aim."

Haven breathed this purpose into each issue of the newspaper. Its pages served as a force in community development rather than simply a place to read about development. His editorials were usually to the point and fearless, regardless of possible repercussions.

The last issue of the Herald was published February 19, 1943, by Dolly's son. The Wyandotte News Company purchased the Wyandotte Herald from Haven's son, issuing the publication as the Wyandotte News-Herald. In 1963 the paper was renamed the News Herald.

Provided by: Central Michigan University, Clark Historical Library