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MHS Centennial Business: Gladstone Times / Gladstone Age / Gladstone Age Press

Established on 1 January 1883 by brothers Peter and John Moodie, the Gladstone Age was the oldest weekly newspaper in Manitoba (a few months older than the Minnedosa Tribune) when, in 1981, it was sold to Vopni Press of Portage la Prairie. In 1988, the newspaper merged with the Portage Leader and MacGregor Herald to form the weekly Leader Herald Press.

Editors and Publishers

Period

Editor and Publisher

1883-1890

Peter H. Moodie (?-?)
John Moodie

1891-1892

J. M. Grover

1892-1893

F. Armstrong

1893-1896

W. A. Myers

1896-1900

J. K. Hall

1900-1902

E. Downing

1902-1905

H. J. Newman

1905-1920

G. P. Minaker

1920-1938

Roy Christopher Fahrni (1884-1958)

1938-1969

Arthur Eric MacLennan (c1912-1985)

1969-1981

Kenneth Benvie Morrison (1921-1986)

1981-1988

?

Sources:

“1883 to 1957,” Gladstone Age Press, 17 July 1957, page 10.

The Story of Manitoba’s Weekly Newspapers by Major A. M. Pratt, The Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1970.

Obituary [Arthur Eric MacLennan], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 1985, page 22.

Obituary [Kenneth Benvie Morrison], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1986, page 72.

“300 years of newspaper history ends,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1988, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2018

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