Longtime newspaper manager remembered

Stan Champer
Stan Champer

Stan Champer, who spent the majority of his 50-year newspaper career in supervisory roles at The Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky, has died. He was 79.

Champer retired from the newspaper in 2009, spanning a career that started in 1959 when he worked in the circulation department at the Tribune in Ironton and a stop as a reporter at The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington.

At The Independent, where he started in March 1964, he maintained the positions of reporter, city editor, managing editor, editorial page editor and associate editor.

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