Howard Etling devoted more than 50 years to publishing local news where he loved living — in south St. Louis.

Mr. Etling was born and reared near South Kingshighway and Milentz Avenue, his family said, and until the last two years of his life, he lived within a mile or two of that location. He married the daughter of a south St. Louis printing company owner and started his career working for her family’s South St. Louis Neighborhood News, leading to his eventual role as a publisher for the Suburban Journals.

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