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Independent Changes Hands
W.W. Coon, on account of his large ranch and stock interests requiring his personal attention, has sold his interests in this paper to Mr. W. D. Miller, who is too well known to the people of Saco to need an introduction.
The paper will continue to be run under the same name and it will be the aim of the new editor to furnish his readers with a good, live newspaper always protecting and promoting the interests of the citizens of Saco and vicinity to the best of his ability and to furnish his patrons with a service that will fully merit their business and good will.
(Article from the Saco Independent on November 8, 1912)
Wm. D. Miller, Saco Pioneer, Publisher, Stockman Passes
Wm. D. Miller came to Saco as an agent for the Great Northern Railway. He took an active interest in the affairs of this community and furthered that interest through the columns of this newspaper, which he acquired in 1908 (1912) and published continously until 1925 when it was sold to the News Publishing Co. at Malta. The sudden death of Mrs. W. D. Miller on March 21st came as a shock. Edna died of pneumonia which set in a week after an appendicitis operation. She married William on June 6, 1906 and to this union were born three children, one boy and two girls.
The Saco Independent was printed until 1975.
(Obituary notes from the Saco Independent on March 25, 1925 and November 1, 1951)