History of The Annandale
Presentation to the Annandale History
"The newspaper of
today is the history of tomorrow." - History
, Vol. II.
Advocate and other
newspapers are available on microfilm at the
Historical Society in Buffalo. There is no charge to do your own
research. There is a small charge
, Vol. II -- 1915:
Annandale Advocate -- Late in the fall of 1886 Judge Willitts moved his
printing plant from
and began to publish the Annandale Post.
The first issue of this paper came out the last Thursday in this year,
and has been published every Thursday since that time.
The Annandale Post had many proprietors.
Judge Willitts' successors were: William
Rickerson, George Clement and Samuel L. Rank.
About this time another paper was started by M. P. Saterlee, The
Annandale Advocate. This paper was
issued for a few months when Mr. Satterlee purchased the Post and the two papers
were consolidated as Advocate-Post. The
name Post was finally dropped. The
businessmen of the village purchased Mr. Satterlee's plant and incorporated
under the name Annandale Publishing Co. The
first editor was Thomas E. Chesney, who was succeeded by F. E. Bacon, who
resigned in June 1911, when George A. Hannah assumed the editorship.
In May 1912, Hiel E. West, the present editor, purchased a controlling
interest and became editor and manager. Many
improvements have been made, and the Advocate office is now thoroughly modern
and well equipped." Hi
Condensed History of
1935: "The Annandale
Advocate" by M. P. Satterlee
Soon after the Soo Line reached
in 1887, a party named Willits of Clearwater moved
his plant to
and issued the Annandale Post. Later
the Post passed to a young man named Rickerson who died in a short time.
The paper fell into the hands of one S. H. Rank.
As to the Annandale Advocate, I was advised of the need of
a good paper there in early spring and visited the place and the businessmen as
to the chances and issued my first paper August 31, 1897.
In 1907 I sold to the businessmen of the place.
After various ownerships, the paper is now owned by Mrs. Mae B. Tygeson
and is still going.
by Lotus Williams, 1983: "The
newspapers published in several towns in
also had their place in communication. Type
was set by hand and the paper was often a fourfold sheet already printed
with what was called "patent" news and dealing with world news or items of
"The first publication in
was the Annandale Post put out by a young man named Willits.
The second owner was named Rickerson.
He died and soon after, the paper fell into the hands of a man named
Rank. He was careless about the day
of publication and his list of subscribers dwindled.
Finally, a man named Mr. Marion P. Satterlee came along and obtained
ownership of the paper. He renamed
it the Annandale Advocate and it became successful in his hands.
He continued his work until 1907 when a group of businessmen bought the
paper and hired a succession of managers. Finally,
Mr. John Tygeson bought the Advocate and operated it until his death.
Then his wife, assisted by daughter Carol and Carol's husband, Mr. Myloe Loberg, carried on. After the
death of both Mrs. Tygeson and Carol, Myloe Loberg became owner and operater.
In 1983, he sold the paper to the present owners, Mr. John Fischer and
Miss Ann Jennen.
"The Annandale Advocate now has many more pages than the
original fourfold. It carries a wide
spread of advertising, local news, and news of the country.
Modern methods of printing have replaced the original hand set type.
Altogether, it is a modern news agent."
Marion P. Satterlee (c.1848-1942) - Published The
Advocate 1897 to 1907, when he moved to Minneapolis. Issued first paper August 31,
businessmen - Published the
Annandale Advocate 1907 to 1915.
John Tygeson (1874-1925) --
Published the South
Haven Leader 1914-1916. Rented The
Annandale Advocate in 1915 and was owner/publisher from 1916 until his death in
Mae B. Tygeson (1885-1980) --
After husband John Tygeson's death, published The Annandale
Advocate along with daughter, Carol and her husband, Myloe Loberg.
Loberg (1911-1995) and his wife
Carol Tygeson Loberg (1914-1977) -- Myloe Loberg and his wife Carol Tygeson
Loberg purchased The Annandale Advocate in 1968.
Myloe Loberg was a printer at The Annandale Advocate since 1933.
John Fisher and his wife Ann Jennen
Advocate in 1983.
Steve Prinsen and his wife Sharon Schumacher
purchased The Annandale Advocate in 1990. They
are the current owners (2009).
AA, 5-25-1899 -- We have purchased and consolidated
with the Advocate the rights, title and subscription list of the Annandale Post,
and our paper will hereafter appear as the Annandale Advocate-Post.
The number and volume of the Post will be used, as it was established
with the village itself..
AA 3-17-1910 -- The annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Annandale Publishing Company was held Monday evening of this
week and a dividend of eight per cent was declared.
The board of directors serving the past year was re-elected as were also
the president, treasurer and secretary of the past year.
The directors are J. H. Buri, president; W. D. McDonald, treasurer; F. E.
Bacon, secretary; and J. J. Rennie, John Olson, E. H. Dunton, W. S. Ives, Henry Spindler and O.
Cofield, trustees. The purchase of a new
press and other improvements on the paper were approved by the stockholders
present and the improvements contemplated will be carried out as soon as the
back subscriptions can be collected so that the money may be utilized.
Therefore if you owe anything, we ask you again to see that we have the