by Hank Miller
The Marceline News was always looking for needed revenues to maintain operations in the early 1940’s. Most of this was done through advertising. This is an ad from 1946 for additional services offered to Marceline. In 1947, The News added the Bucklin Herald to become the Marceline News and Bucklin Herald which created more circulation and revenues. The paper was delivered to homes by carrier as well as available at various stores and the newspaper office which was located in the basement under the old Kroger(?) store, later Davis Paint Store. The cost of the paper was 7 cents a copy and issued weekly on Thursday.