Wally Griffin, editor and publisher of the Crescent City (Calif.) American, died Feb. 21, 2016. He was 91.
Born in Weiser, Idaho, on Sept. 27, 1924, Griffin became immersed in community news when his father, Howard, founded the Crescent City American in 1926. As Wally progressed through school, his father put him to work setting type. He was in grade school when he started his own newspaper.