The loss of these executives, as well as changes in the newspaper industry, eventually led to the sale of Anderson Newspapers Inc. to Ingersoll Newspapers in 1986, if memory serves correctly, and the consolidation of The Anderson Herald and Anderson Daily Bulletin into The Herald Bulletin.
Ingersoll in turn sold The Herald Bulletin to Thomson Newspapers, which later divested it and other U.S. newspapers to the present owner, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Thus a multitude of changes have occurred since “Red” Haven hired me as a sportswriter in 1962. It has been an interesting journey working with people such as Pat Dillon, Joe Deeley, Charlie Laughlin, Herb Kennedy, Pat McKeand, John Mahan and the others I mentioned who have preceded me to the next world.
But news continues to be made. And there will be a succession of others to chronicle it and facilitate its presentation to consumers of news and its accompanying advertising.
Jim Bailey’s reflections on Anderson’s past appear on Sunday. His regular column appears on Thursday. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.