We’ve been adding substantially to JoCoHistory’s online collections, particularly in the Johnson County Museum collection. Our newest additions are newspapers from Shawnee and Merriam, dating back as early as 1955.
The Shawnee Crier was a short-lived newspaper first published in February 1977. We’ve added two digitized issues which feature election coverage and announcements of an upcoming Old Shawnee Days celebration.
The Johnson County Leader was primarily a Merriam newspaper and had a considerable focus on local political issues. There are currently 20 issues available to browse online, covering July 1955 to May 1958.
The newspapers were scanned and uploaded at full resolution, so even the tiniest newsprint can be read online.
Take a look at all of the new/old news at http://bit.ly/1hi0E5j.