For about 47 years the reading matter in the Glenwood City Tribune was produced by an old Linotype that is now on display at the Minnesota Newspaper Museum on the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. This will be the last year that the museum will display those old printing machines.
For many of those years, as the machine worked to set type for the Tribune, Rosella Obermueller was the operator. She worked for several publishers over those years including C. J. Augustine, Cornelius Lofgren, Frank Neu and Ross DeWitt.
Last Saturday, Rosella’s children, LaVonne McCombine of Hudson; Albert of California and Eileen of Arkansas toured the museum at the fairgrounds to view the type setting machine that their mother had operated.
Pictured below are Albert, Lavonne and Eileen at the Minnesota Letterpress Museum viewing the 1903 Linotype. If you would like to see these old printing machines in operation, visit the Minnesota State Fair which starts Thursday.