August 2009

In Memorium: Craig McMullin

The free paper industry was stunned on August 6 when word spread of the death of Craig McMullin.The popular executive director of the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) was killed in a motorcycle accident while returning to his home in Idaho Springs, Colo., from a trip to the West Coast. He was 52.The crash occurred at about 2:00 p.m. on I-15 near St. George, Utah. Witnesses told... + Read More

In Memorium: Arline Hawken

Not many people can lay fame to being involved in the free paper industry as long as Arline Hawken, who recently died at the age of 93 in Stuart, Fla.Hawken was a pioneer in the industry. She devoted 56 years to the shopping guide business.She and her husband, Len, established The Broadcast in Vicksburg, Mich., on May 8, 1939. Len sold ads; Arline cut the stencils for display ads, typed... + Read More

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