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Bill Belanger in June 1999. Belanger was a writer and editor for the Huntington newspapers for more than 50 years. First hired as assistant Sunday editor in 1942, she held a number of positions with the Huntington newspapers over the years and continued to write columns and features after her retirement in 1977. After being absent from the paper for some years, she had again been writing occasional columns in recent years before her death in 2000.

Gallery: The Herald-Dispatch in the 1990s-2000s

Feb. 17, 2009 @ 03:30 PM

This gallery also includes former employees from the 2000s.

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets in Huntington, and we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of that event in 2009.

Check out our 100 Years site at http://www.herald-dispatch.com/specialsections/100years, and be sure to pick up a copy of our 100th Anniversary Commemorative Edition on Saturday, Jan. 17.