By: E&P Staff
Charles P. “Chick” Gonzales, who spent 50 years with the Guthrie Center (Iowa) Times, died on May 31. He was 79.
Gonzales, a Nebraska native, earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska after serving in the U.S. Army in Japan.
He had worked at the Lincoln (Neb.) Star-Journal, the Salina (Kan.) Journal, the Ida County (Iowa) Pioneer-Record before he bought the Guthrie Center Times-Guthrian in 1955. He founded the Lake Panorama (Iowa) Times in 1969.
In 1983 he received the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Mastor Editor-Publisher Award. He served on the association’s board of directors form 1990 to 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Margradelle, his son Scott (Bonna) of Guthrie Center, a sister, two step-siblings, two granddaughters, and a great granddaughter.