The King City Democrat was one of the rare papers to have a female publisher. Maggie Bowman served as proprietor and her husband W.L. Bowman as editor until September 6, 1906 when they sold the paper to S.B. Strock. He published the paper for the next seven years, selling to F.A. Kallett in July 1913. In June, 1915 Kallett “left his home and his whereabouts [were] unknown. He was going to Worth, Mo., but [had] not been seen since.” His wife took up the publishing of the paper. One year later in June, 1916 she sold the paper back to W.L. Bowman and his son. They did not keep it for long however, selling to L.B. Williams in May 1917. A year later the name and the publisher of the paper changed to the King City Times, published by Howard MacDonald. The Times did not last long, ending its publication in the latter part of 1918.
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