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Legislation #: 051239 Introduction Date: 10/6/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER EDDY
Title: Honoring the Jackson County Advocate newspaper for more than 50 years of publication in the Kansas City area.

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10/6/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/6/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 051239

 

Honoring the Jackson County Advocate newspaper for more than 50 years of publication in the Kansas City area.

 

WHEREAS, the Jackson County Advocate published its first newspaper on January 15, 1953, and has been a fixture in South Kansas City for over 50 years; and

 

WHEREAS, founder, James D. Turnbaugh, Jr., carried on a family tradition of journalistic service that has spanned 100 years in Missouri and 80 years in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, his father was for 25 years City Editor of the Kansas City Times before his retirement in 1965 and his death in 1970; and

 

WHEREAS, Agnes Anne Turnbaugh joined her husband in marriage on September 17, 1953, and within the first year of their marriage quit her job as a teacher at the Raytown School District and joined her husband as co-publisher of the Jackson County Advocate; and

 

WHEREAS, for many years Agnes Anne Turnbaugh has written a weekly column called Just Talkin; and

 

WHEREAS, two children were born of this marriage, Annette Marie Turnbaugh and Joseph DeMitt Turnbaugh; and

 

WHEREAS, both children have worked for the Jackson County Advocate with Annette being a photo-journalist and an account executive and her brother, Joseph being in charge of the papers mailing crew and much of the sports coverage and photography; and

 

WHEREAS, the Jackson County Advocate ceased publication with its last issue being released on September 22, 2005; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the Jackson County Advocate newspaper for more than 50 years of publication in the Kansas City area; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Agnes Anne Turnbaugh in token of the high regard and esteem with which she is held by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City.

 

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