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Globe 150th: Former part-owner of the Globe recalls 45 years in newspapers

"The nine years that I was a part-owner of the Globe were some of the most gratifying years of my career. "

Owen Van Essen
Owen Van Essen
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I’ve worked my entire 45-year career in newspapers. It started at the Globe in 1977.

I was fortunate to work around some of the most talented people that I have known in the newspaper industry. They were smart, dedicated, and just fun to be around. I was extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunity by Jim Vance to buy a minority stake in the company.

The nine years that I was a part-owner of the Globe were some of the most gratifying years of my career. The Vance family always wanted nothing more than to put out the best newspaper they could with the financial resources the business provided.

My time at the Globe and in Worthington will always hold a very place in my life.

Owen Van Essen
Dirks, Van Essen & April
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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