By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Mineral Daily News Tribune is continuing to solicit photos, old newspapers, and other memorabilia from the 100 years that your hometown daily newspaper has been in business.
The staff at the newspaper is currently planning a special 100th anniversary section and have been poring over crumbling newspapers, old photo files and more in an attempt to put together an representative history of the business. Established in 1912 from its predecessor, the Keyser Tribune (1880-1927), the News Tribune has consistently been the newspaper of record for Keyser, Mineral County, and the surrounding area since that time. Even as the paper has been a constant in the history of the area, chronicling the many births, deaths, weddings, anniversaries, business openings and closings, court proceedings and celebrations, it has itself changed and evolved in many ways over the past 100 years. New technology, new buildings, changes in the look and size of the paper and many, many different faces have come and gone as the News Tribune has continued to march through good times and bad. it has changed from a family-owned business to an integral part of a national corporation. Staff members have won state and national awards and have been recognized for their work in the community. Stories that first appeared in the News Tribune have been reprinted all over the world. The News Tribune's history is rich, and certainly worth celebrating on this 100th anniversary. We cannot do it alone, however. Anyone who might have any old photos, papers or memorabilia from their hometown daily newspaper is invited to participate in this historic event by bringing the material to our office at 21 Shamrock Dr.
We are anxious to see everything, but are especially in need of photos and/or information from the period of time that the paper was owned by the Barger family. Photos can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com, or brought into the office and scanned. Any old newspapers or other items that may be kept at our offices until use, or for possible display during a planned open house, must be accompanied with the donor's name, address and telephone number. They will be available for pickup once the celebration has concluded. For further information, call News Tribune managing editor Liz Beavers at 304-788-3333.