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After launching the Mineral County Independent-News in the Depression, McCloskey punctuated pomposity, phoned governors with answers and publicly spanked other newspapers. His weekly column “Jasper” spanned more than six decades. Born in Goldfield and reared in Tonopah, he started in the business as a paperboy.

Jack McCloskey

After launching the Mineral County Independent-News in the Depression, McCloskey punctuated pomposity, phoned governors with answers and publicly spanked other newspapers. His weekly column “Jasper” spanned more than six decades. Born in Goldfield and reared in Tonopah, he started in the business as a paperboy.

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