With the next issue of the Marion County Record, we begin our 143rd year of bringing news to the readers of “the ol’ thing.”
During these years, the name has changed several times. The various titles are listed below along with the list of editors and years served.
Western News, September 1869 to April 1871, A.W. Robinson, editor.
Western Giant, April 1871 to September 1871, Joe E. Murphy, editor.
Marion County Record, September 1871 to April 1882.
C.S. Triplett, editor, September 1871 to October 1874. E.W. Hoch, editor, October 1874 to April 1882.
Marion Record, April 1882 to March 1944.
E.W. Hoch, editor, April 1882 to 1909; Homer Hoch, editor,
August 1909 to February 1919; Wallis Hoch, editor, February 1919 to 1944; Wharton Hoch, editor, 1944 to October 1957.
Marion Record-Review, March 1944 to October 1957.
Wharton Hoch and Mildred H. Riddle, editors, March 1944 to May 1948; Wharton Hoch, editor, 1948 to 1957.
Marion County Record, October 1957 to present.
Wharton Hoch, editor, October 1957 to July 1967; Bill Meyer, editor, July 1967 to October 2003; Donna Bernhardt, managing editor, October 2003 to November 2006, editor, November 2006 to August 2008; Susan Berg, managing editor, August 2008 to July 2011; Amanda Ayers, news editor, August 2011 to present.