[Loscho_Enews] Sky Valley since 1899: June 23

Snocoheritage snocoheritage at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 08:19:52 PDT 2016

The Voice of the Sky Valley since 1899: June 23 program explores history of
Monroe Monitor

The Monroe Historical Society invites the community to its quarterly
program Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village
Way.  Howard Voland, former publisher, owner and editor of the Monroe
Monitor and Sultan Valley News, will speak about his years at the helm of
the paper in the 1970s and 80s.

Voland moved to Monroe in 1951 when his father became editor of the Monroe
Monitor and grew up learning the newspaper business.  When his father
unexpectedly passed away in 1978, Voland left his career as an army captain
and returned to Monroe to take over the newspaper.

Founded in 1899, the Monroe Monitor is one of the oldest newspapers
continuously published in the state. Current Monroe Monitor reporter Chris
Hendrickson will also attend the event to answer questions about the
newspaper today. Through grants and fundraising, the Monroe Historical
Society has been hard at work digitizing copies of the Monroe Monitor for
the public to enjoy.
To access them, including Vol. 1, No. 1 published Jan. 14, 1899, go to

All ages are welcome at the free event. For more information, call the
Monroe Historical Society at 360-217-7223, or visit

Forwarded by Karen Prasse
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
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