Idaho Newspapers of 1918

Source: The History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountain, by James H. Hawley, Volume I, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1920:

The following list of Idaho publications is taken from Ayer's Newspaper Annual, which is recognized by publishers as being the best authority on the subject. Of course, constant changes are going on, new papers are started and old ones change hands, while some suspend publication altogether, but this list is believed to be as nearly complete as it can be made at the end of the year 1918.

Aberdeen The Aberdeen Times, founded in 1911; a republican weekly published every Thursday by Jenkins & Jenkins.

American Falls The Press, established in 1902 and now published every Friday by The Press Pub. Co., Ltd.; K. E. Torrance, editor; republican in politics.
The Power County News, founded in July, 1914 by Edward A. Strong; a democratic weekly published every Friday.

Arco The Advertiser, established in 1907 as an independent weekly; now published every Friday by C. A. Bottolfsen.

Ashton The Enterprise, a non-partisan weekly; established in 1906 and issued every Thursday by C. M. Mercer & Sons.

Bancroft The Bancroft Standard, established in 1910; democratic in politics; published every Friday by C. B. Hale, editor and owner.

Bellevue The News, a democratic weekly, established in 1904, published every Thursday by the Wood River Publishing Co., George D. Wheeler, editor.

Blackfoot The Idaho Republican, established in 1904 ; republican in politics; issued every Monday, Wednesday and Friday by Byrd Trego.
The Bingham County Daily News, established in 1907; published daily; independent, democratic in leanings H. G. Knight, editor and manager.

Boise The Capital News, established in 1901 by Richard S. Sheridan and others; first published on North Ninth Street; since 1908 in its present location on Idaho Street immediately east of the city hall; published every afternoon except Sunday, and a Sunday morning edition; Richard S. Sheridan, publisher; Harry A. Lawson, editor; independent politically.
The Golden Trail, established 1914; published monthly by Earl W. Bowman.
The Children's Home Finder, established in 1911; a philanthropic quarterly published by John W. Flesher. The Idaho Farmer, (member Pacific Northwest Farm Trio) an agricultural weekly established in 1895 and published every Thursday by The Cowles Publishing Company, A. E. Gipson, editor.
The Idaho Statesman, established in 1864; a republican daily published by the Statesman Printing Company and edited by Calvin Cobb. The early history of the Statesman is given in connection with the territorial newspapers.
The New Freedom, established in 1913 and published every Friday as a democratic newspaper by Fred Floed until August, 1919, when ill health compelled his retirement, James D. Whelan becoming editor and manager.

Bonners Ferry The Herald, established in 1891 ; a republican weekly issued every Tuesday by Charles W. King.
The Kootenai Valley Times, established in 1915 as a democratic weekly; A. A. Mclntyre, editor; Times Pub. Co., publishers; issued every Friday.

Bruneau The Owyhee Nugget, established in 1891; an independent weekly; published every Thursday by Charles Pascoe.

Buhl The Herald, established in 1907 as an independent democratic weekly ; published every Thursday by H. W. Barry.
The Pioneer, established in 1909; a weekly democratic newspaper published every Wednesday by John W. White.

Burley Burley has two newspapers, both published on Friday. The Bulletin was established in 1905, is independent in politics and is published by S. D. Parke.
The Southern Idaho Advocate, a democratic weekly, was established in 1913 and is published by the Southern Idaho Printing Company.

Caldwell The College Coyote, published by the students of the College of Idaho, was established in 19 10 and is issued semi-monthly.
The Idaho Odd Fellow, established in 1894, is published monthly in the interest of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows by A. E. Gipson, P. G. M. It is the official organ of all branches of the order.
The News, established in 1895 ; tri-weekly, issued Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ; weekly every Friday, by C. J. Shorb.
The Tribune, founded in 1883 ; published for some time by the late Governor Steunenberg and his brother ; now issued Tuesday and Friday as a republican newspaper by Tribune Publishing Company; M. H. Gibbons, Mgr., Aden Hyde, editor.

Camas The Leader, established in 1915 ; devoted chiefly to local news; published every Tuesday by A. B. Kennedy, Jr.

Cambridge The News, established in 1890; independent in politics; issued every Friday by E. M. Olmsted.

Cascade The News, established in 1915; an independent weekly newspaper; published every Thursday by Burt Venable.

Challis The Messenger, established in 1881 ; republican in politics; published every Wednesday by M. A. Dillingham.

Coeur d'Alene The Journal, founded in 1902, was purchased in 1919 by G. R. Scott, of the Press and discontinued.
The Press, established in 1891, issued daily, except Sunday by the Press Publishing Company.
The Review, established in 1910 as a democratic weekly; issued every Friday by the Coeur d'Alene Publishing Company.

Cottonwood The Cottonwood Chronicle, established in 1893 ; independent in politics ; issued every Friday by George Medved.

Council The Adams County Leader, an independent weekly; issued every Friday ; F. H. Michaelson, publisher.

Culdesac The Enterprise, established as an independent republican weekly in 1907; R. B. Cummins editor and proprietor; issued every Thursday.

Deary The Latah County Press, established in 1916; independent; issued every Friday by J. C. Peterson.

Delco The Independent, established 1886; an independent weekly, every Thursday; Fred B. Liston, publisher.

Donnelly The Long Valley Advocate, established at Roseberry in 1904 and later removed to Donnelly. Purchased by Burt Venable in 1917 and consolidated with the Cascade News.

Downey The Idahoan, established in 1911; issued every Friday as an independent newspaper by F. B. Porter.

Driggs The Teton Valley News, founded in 1913 as an independent weekly; issued every Thursday by F. C. Madsen.

Dubois The Enterprise, founded in 1914 by C. P. Button; now consolidated with the Banner, as the "Clark County Enterprise and Dubois Banner," Dubois Pub. Co.; S. C. Idol, lessee; issued every Thursday as a republican newspaper.

Eagle The Enterprise, established in 1914 as an independent republican weekly ; issued every Tuesday by the Johnston brothers.

Eden The Eden Eagle, first started at Seven Devils, moved to Meadows; later to New Meadows, where it absorbed the Tribune ; in 1919 moved to Eden. Eden Printing Co.

Elk River Elk River News, established in 1919; independent in politics; issued every Friday by W. J. Marineau and A. S. Honer, editors and publishers.

Emmett There are two weekly newspapers published in Emmett - The Index, a republican weekly, established in 1892 and issued every Thursday by Edward Skinner;
and the Examiner, an independent publication, issued on Thursday by Samuel A. Motz. It was started in 1910.

Fairfield The Camas County Courier, established in 1906; independent in politics and devoted chiefly to local news ; published every Thursday by Camas County Pub. Co., D. W. Zent, editor.

Ferdinand The Enterprise, established in 1912; issued every Thursday by H. G. Sasse as an independent newspaper.

Filer The Record, successor to the Journal, established in 1910, by J. W. Tanner; an independent weekly, issued every Thursday by Henry E. Lammers and Juneau II. Shinn.

Fruitland The Banner, established in 1914; issued every Friday as a local newspaper by W. A. Cloud.

Genesee The News, founded in 1888; independent in politics; published every Friday by P. C. McCreary.

Gifford The Gazette, established in 1914; republican in politics; published on Friday of each week by A. J. Collins.

Glenns Ferry The Gazette, founded in 1908 ; published every Friday as an independent newspaper by Harmon Cline.

Gooding The Gooding Leader, established in 1908 ; issued every Thursday as an independent weekly by F. F. Swan.

Grace Gem Valley Progress, established in 1914; published by Gem Valley Publishing Company every Friday as a local newspaper. Hector T. Evans, editor and manager.

Grangeville The Globe, established in 1907 as an independent republican weekly; issued every Thursday by the Globe Printing Co.; Geo. A. Smith, editor and manager.
The Idaho County Free Press, established by A. F. Parker in 1886, published every Thursday as an independent newspaper by James Clifford Safley.

Hagerman The Hagerman Valley Herald was started as the Hagerman Valley Sun; name changed to the Herald in 1916; an independent newspaper issued every Friday by W. B. Hardwick.

Hailey The Wood River Times-News-Miner; a consolidation of the Wood River Times, founded in 1881 by T. E. Picotte and published as a daily until January 1, 1919; and the News-Miner, established in 1881 and printed as a daily to this date. Editor, Geo. D. Wheeler.
Also there is published by the Hailey Times-News-Miner, the Bellevue News, a weekly, and successor to the paper of that name published at Bellevue, Idaho, until January 1, 1919.

Harrison The Searchlight, established in 1899; republican in politics; published every Friday by Samuel M. Logan.

Hill City The News, founded in 1912 as an independent weekly newspaper; published every Friday by the Camas County Publishing Co., D. W. Zent, manager.

Homedale The Empire Press, established in 1914; independent in politics; issued on Thursday of each week by Frank E. Trotter.

Idaho City The World; established in 1863 by the Butler brothers as the Boise News, the oldest newspaper in Southern Idaho; issued every Friday by Charles E. Jones.

Idaho Falls The Post, established in 1905 as a republican newspaper; published every day (morning and evening) except Sunday by The Post Company B. H. Read, editor and manager, C. J. Read, associate manager.
The Idaho Register, established in 1880 by W. E. Wheeler, republican in politics ; issued on Tuesday and Friday of each week by Register Printing and Publishing Co., Inc., M. B. Yeaman, manager.
The Times, established in 1890; democratic in politics ; published every Thursday by Dennis & Snyder.

Idahome The Inland Empire, established in 1915 as an independent democratic newspaper; issued every Wednesday by F. E. Griswold, editor-publisher.

Ilo The Lewis County Register, established in 1908; issued every Thursday as an independent newspaper by C. H. Martin.

Jerome The Jerome County Times-Independent, weekly, established in 1911 as the Lincoln County Times, by J. T. Alexander, now published by Berkley Walker.
North Side News, established in 1908; republican in politics; issued every Thursday by John D. Nims.

Juliaetta The Juliaetta Record, established April 24, 1919; independent in politics ; issued every Thursday by J. C. Bulen.

Kamiah The Progress, established as an independent weekly in 1905; issued every Friday by Ralph Prescott.

KelloggThe News, established in 1886; republican in politics; issued every Friday by W. L. Penney.

Kendrick The Gazette, established in 1892 by Joseph S. Vincent as the organ of the democratic party in Latah County and to promote the interests of the Potlatch country ; now independent in politics; issued every Friday by Ralph B. Knepper.

Kooskia The Mountaineer, established in 1899; independent in politics; issued every Wednesday by Lloyd A. Fenn.

Kuna The Herald, established in 1914; published every Friday as an independent newspaper by P. J. Gregory.

Lewiston The Lewiston Banner, established in 1916 as an independent republican weekly, published every Friday by H. E. O'Donnell.
he Tribune, founded in 1892 by A. LI. and E. L. Alford; published every day as an independent democratic newspaper by Tribune Pub. Co., Alford Brothers.
Western Poultry, established in 1912 and published monthly by Robert G. Bailey.

McCall Payette Lake Star. Founded January 1, 1918 by M. A. Bates, editor and publisher. Democratic in politics. Mr. Bates was for years editor of the Parma Herald, now discontinued.

McCammon The News, established in 1911; republican in politics; issued every Friday by J. F. Whitney.

Mackay The Miner, established in 1906; independent in politics and devoted chiefly to the mining interests of Custer County ; issued every Wednesday by L. E. Dillingham.

Malad City The Enterprise, founded in 1886 by J. A. Streight and published as a republican weekly every Thursday by Enterprise Co., Clyde Hanson, editor and manager.

Meridian The Times, established in 1909; an independent republican weekly newspaper, published every Friday by John F. Baird.

Middleton The Herald, established in 1906; democratic in politics; published every Thursday by William Lemon.

Midvale The Reporter, established in 1909; issued every Thursday as an independent newspaper by T. McParlin Gough.

Montpelier The Examiner, established in March, 1895, by Charles E. Harris; independent in politics; issued every Friday by H. M. Nelson.

Moscow The Idaho Post, established in 1906; independent in politics; issued every Friday by George N. Lamphere.
The Star-Mirror, an independent daily, established by the consolidation of the Mirror and the Star and published every day except Sunday by Geo. N. Lamphere.
The University Argonaut, published every Wednesday during the college year by the students of the University of Idaho.

Mountain Home The Republican, established in 1889; independent in politics ; published every Saturday by Geo. F. Lee.

Mullan The Progress, established in 1912; independent in politics and devoted chiefly to local news; issued every Friday by O. A. Riedel.

Nampa The Leader-Herald, established in 1891; issued every Tuesday and Friday by Jenness & Son as a republican newspaper.
The Record, established in 1904 by the Cooperative Publishing Company, W. V. Wiegand, manager, and issued every Thursday.

New Plymouth The Sentinel, established in 1910; issued every Friday as a democratic newspaper by P. Monroe Smock.

Nez Perce The Herald, established in 1898; independent in politics; published every Thursday by Conger & Mitchell.

Oakley The Herald, established in 1896; independent in politics; issued every Friday by Charles Brown.

Orofino The Clearwater Republican, established in 1912 as a republican weekly; issued every Friday by A. E. Gillespie.
The Tribune, established in 1905 ; democratic in politics ; issued every Friday by I. R. Crow.

Paris The Post, first established as the Bear Lake Democrat in 1881 ; now a republican weekly ; issued every Friday by the Post Publishing Company.

Parma The Herald, founded in 1903 ; democratic in politics; no longer published (See McCall). The Review, established in 1909 as a republican weekly; published every Thursday by Lillian Dickinson.

Payette The Enterprise, established in 1905; republican in politics ; issued every Thursday by William Wells. The Independent was established in 1891 ; issued every Thursday by H. R. Young.

Plummer The Reporter, established as an independent newspaper in 1910; published every Thursday by N. A. Hoisington.

Pocatello The Idaho Techniad, established in 1909 and published every Tuesday during the college year by the students of the Idaho Technical Institute.
The Tribune, a republican daily, was established in 1890 as a republican weekly ; published every day, and semi-weekly editions are issued on Wednesday and Saturday for rural circulation; The Tribune Company, publishers and proprietors. William Wrallin, Mgr., Chas. G. Sumner, editor.

Post Falls The Advance, established in 1905 as an independent weekly; issued every Friday by M. P. Wetherell.

Preston The Franklin County Citizen, established in 1911; issued every Friday by W. L. Roe and devoted chiefly to local news.

Priest River The Times, established in 1914; independent in politics; issued every Thursday by Adolph A. Herzberg.

Rathdrum The Rathdrum Tribune, established in 1895; independent republican in politics ; published every Friday by Culp Brothers.

Reubens The Citizen, established in 1911 as an independent newspaper; issued every Friday by Philip T. Garber.

Rexburg The Rexburg Journal, established in 1889; democratic in politics; issued every Friday by Arthur Porter, Jr.
The Standard, established in 1906 as a republican weekly; published every Thursday by W. Lloyd Adams.

Richfield The Recorder, founded in 1909; published every Friday as a republican newspaper by W. S. Parkhurst.

Rigby The Star, established as a republican weekly in 1903; issued every Thursday; R. Irvin Jones, manager.

Roberts The Sentinel, established in 1912; independent in politics; issued every Friday by Walter C. Adams.

Rockland The Times, established in 1910; published every Saturday by Clyde Hanson as a republican newspaper.

Rupert The Minidoka County News; issued every Thursday by O. F. Allen and A. H. Lee, was formerly published under the name of The Patriot.
The Pioneer-Record, established in 1904; independent in politics; Clyde S. Shaw, editor.

St. Anthony The Fremont County News, established in 1893 as a republican weekly ; published every Wednesday by William F. Gibson.
The Teton Peak-Chronicle, established in 1899; independent in politics; issued every Thursday by WTood D. Parker.

St. Maries The St. Maries Gazette-Record, published semi-weekly, succeeded the Gazette, established in 1906, and the Record, established in 1913, the merger being made in 1918, and is published by Charles Brebner.

Salmon The Herald, established in 1901; republican in politics; published by E. K. Abbott every Wednesday.
The Idaho Recorder, established in 1886 and now published by J. F. Melvin every Thursday as a democratic newspaper.

Sandpoint The Northern Idaho News, established in 1899; democratic in politics ; issued every Tuesday by Don C. D. Moore.
The Pend d'Oreille Review, established in 1902 as a republican weekly; published every Friday by George R. Barker.

Shelley The Pioneer, established as an independent newspaper in 1906; published every Friday by Joseph S. Adams.

Shoshone The Journal, founded in 1883 by W. C. B. Allen; an independent republican newspaper; published every Friday by Edward T. Barber.

Silver City The Owyhee Avalanche, established in 1865; issued every Friday as a republican newspaper by J. S. Flanagan.

Soda Springs The Chieftain, established in 1900 as a republican weekly; issued every Thursday by W. H. Hildreth.

Spirit Lake Herald, established in 1908; republican in politics; issued every Friday bv A. L. Earin.

Star The Courier, founded in 1910; republican in politics; published every Thursday by Johnston brothers, who also publish the Eagle Enterprise.

Stites The Enterprise, established in 1913; devoted chiefly to local news; published every Friday by A. J. Stuart.

Sweet The Boise County Sentinel, an independent weekly established in 1909; published every Thursday by R. N. Alters.

Troy The News, established in 1895; independent in politics; issued every Friday by B. C. Johnson.

Twin Falls The Chronicle, established in 1908, as a democratic weekly, is now published as a daily morning paper. Robt. H. Stevenson is owner and publisher.
The Times, an independent newspaper, established in 1905, is published as a daily by the Times Printing & Publishing Co., of which D. M. Denton is president.
The News, republican in politics; published daily and weekly by Roy A. Read.

Vanwyck The Times, established in 1907; democratic in politics; published every Tuesday by the Times Publishing Company.

Wallace This city has two newspapers the Miner, a republican weekly, established in 1907 and issued every Thursday by Wallace Printing Co.;
and The Wallace Press Times, the outgrowth of a consolidation of the Idaho Press, established about 1885, and the Wallace Times, established 1905, after absorbing the Idaho State Tribune, established 1887. It is now the leading newspaper of Shoshone County and the Coeur d'Alene mining district, and is issued daily except Monday by The Press Times Publishing Co., independent democratic. A weekly edition is printed on Friday.

Weiser The American, a republican weekly, issued every Thursday by L. B. Jenness.
The Signal, established in 1882; republican in politics until 1918, when it announced its independence and that in that campaign it would support the democratic ticket, which had been endorsed by the nonpartisan league; issued on Monday and Thursday of each week by L. I. Purcell, managing editor for the Signal Publishing Co.

Wendell The Irrigationist, established in 1909 as an independent weekly; devoted chiefly to the interest of farmers occupying irrigated lands; issued every Thursday by William A. Pyne.


See for a list of the newspaper holdings at state historical society; see Idaho Newspapers on-line




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