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John Marshall

John Marshall is the retired editor-owner of the Lindsborg (Kan.) News-Record (2001-2012), and for 27 years (1970-1997) was a reporter, editor and publisher for publications of the Hutchinson-based Harris Newspaper Group. He has been writing about Kansas people, government and culture for more than 40 years, and currently writes a column for the News-Record and The Rural Messenger. He lives in Lindsborg with his wife, Rebecca, and their 21 year-old African-Grey parrot, Themis.

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    Doug Rainey

    Great piece. I was blessed to spend five years at the Hutchinson News, working with John, Rec, Stu, Wayne Lee, John Lee, the memorable Peter McDonald, a gifted back shop and many others. It shaped my career and my values. At the time the News was working to keep two editions going and they made the insane move of putting a 23-year-old in charge of the night desk and a reporter or two. Thanks for the opportunity. I saw the decline in interest and I understand the family dynamics that occur when a firebrand son or daughter does not take the helm.

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