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In Memoriam: Roland Johnsrud, 99

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Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:45 am | Updated: 10:46 am, Wed Aug 8, 2012.

Roland R. Johnsrud, former owner and publisher of the Lake County Record-Bee in Lakeport, died Aug. 2, 2012, in Santa Rosa, The Record-Bee reports. He was 99. Johnsrud bought the Lake County Bee and the Lakeport Press and Record in 1958 and later combined the newspapers into the Lake County Record-Bee, which he published until 1982, the obituary said.

"Roland was the image of why newspapers were so important to small communities, said The Record-Bee's Leslie Firth. "He was a leader, newsman and ran his newspaper with an open mind and a kind heart."

Press Democrat: "He loved his job. He loved the newspaper."