50th Anniversary Celebration


50TH ANNIVERSARY. Parke County Sentinel staff members held a 50th Anniversary Open House for Mary Jo Harney and daughters Megan Wilson and Jessica Lynk, Thursday, October 1. Publisher Mary Jo Harney and her late husband, Dick, came to Rockville and purchased the Rockville Tribune in 1970. The following year, in trying to reach and agreement to raise advertising rates with the competing Rockville Republican, Dick came back to the Tribune office as the owner of both newspapers. The two were later merged into the Sentinel and published semi-weekly for several years before settling on a weekly Wednesday publication date. Pictured (from left) Jessica Lynk, Mary Jo Harney and Megan Wilson. (Sentinel photo by Kelly Nelson)

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