Newt Wallace passes away

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Newt Wallace was the publisher of the Winters Express from 1947 to 1983, and stayed on as the Publisher Emeritus well into his 90s. Photo by Debra DeAngelo

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It is with heavy heart that we report that Newt Wallace, Publisher Emeritus of the Winters Express and World’s Oldest Paperboy, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 1. Born on June 7, 1919, he was 98 years old. An obituary and and information about memorial services are pending.

Wallace was the Express publisher from 1947 to 1983. After turning the Express over to his son, Charles Wallace, in 1983, he continued on as the Publisher Emeritus and remained active at the Express office, where he gathered “yesteryear” information for page A-2 and occasionally wrote his “Here, There and Everywhere” column.

Although technically retired, he continued to deliver the walking “downtown route,” delivering newspapers each Wednesday to businesses until November 2016, and still came to the Express office each morning. He continued to hand-insert the advertising specials through February 2018.

He shall be missed by the community and remembered as a true Winters icon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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