'That was our responsibility to cover Geneva'
GENEVA – For 170 years, the Geneva Republican documented the life of the Geneva community; births, deaths, taxes, crimes, elections and calamities were all faithfully reported.
In honoring that breadth of service, the Geneva History Museum hosted Geneva’s Newspaper of Record as part of its Brown Bag luncheon lecture series Nov. 14.
Benjamin Wilson printed the first edition of the Western Mercury on Jan. 7, 1847, the local Geneva publication that would become the Geneva Republican newspaper, said Geneva History Museum Executive Director Terry Emma.
“It was bought and sold so many times, we could not keep track of it,” Emma said.