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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Town talks


Town Talks
In 1936, a number of interested citizens headed by Mr. &
fVrs. Wuesthoff were organized for the purpose of publixhing
a newspaper.  The paper was issued monthly, free of charge
to all citizens of Mlequon and Thiensville.  The purpose of
the paper was to keep the citizens informed of the ac-
tivities and news of the Town, Town Board proceedings and
when the Town Board meetings were held. The cost of
printing the paper and postage was covered by the mer-
chants and business people placing advertisements for which
they had to pay. All of the work of putting out the paper
such as gathering the news, editing it, etc. was done gratis
by willing helpers. Many points of interest in certain
civic affairs were aired. No side of an issue were taken,
only the facts printed.
This little paper was very popular, but financially it did
not prove very successful. After some years of publi-
cation, interest failed and the paper was discontinued.


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