Former Montgomery News Building

Updated: Sep 16, 2021


Tribute to the Bliss family - The former Hillsboro and Montgomery County News building
Tribute to the Bliss family - The former Hillsboro and Montgomery County News building

In August 2020 the former Hillsboro and Montgomery County News building was being listed for sale. The Montgomery News merged with the Hillsboro Journal back in 2004 and the News building was sold. Even though it sold 16 years ago some things in the upstairs and basement hadn't been touched.


A tribute to the Bliss family in one of the old upstairs offices at the former Montgomery News building downtown Hillsboro. Years ago when the building sold Barb Adams took some of the left over things from the newspaper offices and put this together. Very cool.



Paper cutter in the basement of the former Montgomery News building.
Paper cutter in the basement of the former Montgomery News building.

Paper Cutter - Located in the basement of the former Montgomery News building in Hillsboro. It's huge and heavy and that's why it's still in the basement.


Nancy Bliss Slepicka wrote: The guillotine was used daily in our commercial job printing business, for everything from public sale bills (posters) to business cards to note pads to, yes, paper ballots. A powerful and accurate cutter.

Old printing press in the basement of the former Montgomery News building in Hillsboro.

Another relic from the past. Located in the basement of the former Montgomery News building. Job Printing Press was used to print ballots, business cards, letterhead, posters, sale bills, etc...


Montgomery County News Paperboy Home Delivery Bag
Montgomery County News Paperboy Home Delivery Bag

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Jeff Dunn

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