(Neb)-Chadron Record Holding 135th Anniv Open House Listen
CHADRON -The Chadron Record turns 135 this year and the paper is celebrating today with an open house from 4-7:00.
Editor Kerri Rempp says that while the anniversary date of the first issue isn't until November, concerns about winter weather led to the decision to celebrate now.
The Chadron Record actually predates the founding of Chadron, having begun in O'Linn, the original townsite 5 miles to the west. Rempp believes it played a major role in Chadron becoming the name of the new town because newspaper founder E.E. Egan always used Chadron as the dateline for stories even when the town's name was O'Linn.
The Chadron Record is the oldest newspaper in Northwest Nebraska, beginning about a month before the first paper in Sheridan County. Chadron has had about a half-dozen newspapers over the years, most of them eventually folded into the Record.
The paper has been located in several different buildings including the one that's now home to KCSR/KBPY/Chadrad Communications and Engravers. The building it's been in for more than 40 years was at one time a mortuary and also reportedly was a bordello.
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