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Out of the Morgue

Today, owners of Great Bend Masons former Masonic Hall are Paul and Barbara Wagner, who operate the Great Bend Coffee Company. Back when the Mason’s were a thriving civic club, they purchased a lot with existing structures present. One of those structures was the Elite theater, a popular ente...

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In the newspaper business, the term ‘morgue’ refers to the place where a newspaper keeps its “dead” papers. In today’s lingo, this is called the archive files. Some papers use microfilm, or even scan to PDF format. Others have print editions bound into annual volumes and stacked on shelves in a basement, where over time they become yellowed and brittle. They’re used mainly for internal research by writers who need background information for current stories, or ad people who need to recall past campaigns. Sometimes, they’re used by people researching genealogical history, or historians writing books. Other ...


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