|The Licking Valley Courier in West Liberty, Ky., still takes|
a week off in the summer. It's owned by the Kinner family.
The week off in the summer helped facilitate, in the late 1950s, establishment of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. ISWNE will hold its annual conference next week at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon; it meets on college campuses because dormitory space is available in the summer, and much cheaper than hotel rooms. It's always an inspiring meeting.