Newspaper’s Former Proprietor Visits

Newspaper’s Former Proprietor Visits

Dick Johnson, proprietor of The Freeman's Journal in the early 1980s, stopped in at the headquarters of The Journal and Hometown Oneonta a few minutes ago.  After touring the office and exchanging banter with the current proprietor, the two posed for the camera to commemorate the occasion.  From left are MJ and Jim Kevlin, and Dick and Nancy Johnson.  (Libby Cudmore/allotsego.com)
Dick Johnson, proprietor of The Freeman’s Journal in the early 1980s, paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of The Journal and Hometown Oneonta a few minutes ago. After touring the office and exchanging banter with the current proprietor, the two posed for the camera to commemorate the occasion. From left are MJ and Jim Kevlin, and Dick and Nancy Johnson.  After selling the newspaper to the Duponts in 1983, the Johnsons returned to Denver, where Dick, who had worked for the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, resumed a career in communications.  Retired now, he still puts out the Valley News & Views in his native Drayton, N.D., once a year while the owner there, a boyhood pal, takes a vacation. (Libby Cudmore/allotsego.com)