KANSAS CITY, MO – For over 60 years, the Johnson County Sun covered suburban news. But on Tuesday, August 16, its parent company, NPG Co., told the staff of 20 that the paper would be coming to an end.
The Sun was started by Stan and Shirley Rose, and their son, Steve Rose, has spent most of his life as an owner and publisher. Since he sold the paper in 1998, it's had five different owners, and Rose has returned occasionally to serve as publisher. Steve Rose stopped by to talk to KCUR's Susan B. Wilson about the paper's history, starting with its beginning in 1950.