The First Dysart Reporter Ever Published
The Dysart Reporter was first published on March 22 of 1878. The Founder and Editor at that time was T.N. Ives who had previously been in Keokuk. His aims were lofty given the way that we experience media in 2020.
“We are moved by two great considerations in the establishment of a paper in Dysart, the first personal and material to ourself, the other common to the community at large. Although we shall devote a fair portion of our time and space to political and general matter, it is our ambition to make the Reporter preeminently a local paper, devoted to home interests, home business and home news. How well we shall succeed, depends greatly upon the support received. “
Mr. Ives ran the paper until April 14, 1882, when the paper was sold to Elmer E. Taylor who hired Mr. W.J. Endicott as Editor.
Below, is that first editorial column from 1878.
Ref: History of Tama County, The Dysart Reporter and “Stepping Stones of Time”
Businesses listed in the Dysart Reporter on March 22, 1878
Century Farm Publication 2003 The Messer Farm
Dysart Reporter May 15, 2003 A Look Back at the Past
“Era of foreign language disleasure” by Marie K. Vileta
Dysart Postcard circa 1898-1907 Looking Southwest down Main Street
I wonder how they got up high enough to take this picture? I find it interesting how far to the West the building extend off of Main Street.
Looking Back Column
Dysart Reporter May 2002
Dysart Reporter June 22, 2000 a retelling of the founding of Dysart