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."