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Longtime Scott County journalist dies at 67

(WBIR-ONEIDA) The Scott County community is mourning a man who brought them the news for more than four decades.

Paul Roy, 67, who helped found the Independent Herald newspaper in 1976 and served as its publisher for much of that time, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

As a small-town newspaper man, Roy spent countless hours working to keep the community updated on the happenings around town. In addition to writing and reporting, he also sold advertising and even drove to the printing plant to pick up then distribute the paper around town.

Roy stepped away from his work at the paper earlier this summer to focus on his health.

"It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell — knowing that while his legacy will live on, his contributions to Scott County will be missed," wrote the Independent Herald in a Facebook post


Roy was recently inducted into The Boys & Girls Club of Scott County Hall of Fame.

According to his obituary, a memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced by Jones & Son Funeral Home in Oneida.


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