Newt Wallace, 98

Newt Wallace

Newt Wallace in 2001.

Memorial plans are pending for Newton Wallace, 1964 CNPA president and former publisher of the Winters Express, who died April 1, 2018, at his home in Winters, The Express reports. He was 98.

Wallace was publisher in Winters from 1947 to 1983 and was publisher emeritus and “The World’s Oldest Paper Boy” until recently.

“Although technically retired, he continued to deliver the walking ‘downtown route,’ delivering newspapers each Wednesday to businesses until November 2016, and still came to the Express office each morning,” the newspaper reported. “He continued to hand-insert the advertising specials through February 2018.”

Newt’s son Charley, who had been publisher since 1983, himself retired in December.

Previously: Winters publisher calls it quits at 96 (The Sacramento Bee)