EagleHerald’s Ebsch calls it a career after 70 years in newspapers

MARINETTE – After 70 years in the newspaper industry, Larry Ebsch is retiring from writing his “ByeLines” column for the EagleHerald in Marinette.

Larry Ebsch, EagleHerald
Larry Ebsch

Ebsch detailed his 70-year newspaper career this week in a final column for the newspaper.

As a seventh grader in the early 1940s, Ebsch began delivering the Menominee Herald-Leader afternoon newspaper. He later added the Milwaukee Sentinel and Chicago Tribune in the mornings as well. During his teenage years, he worked as an unpaid sports correspondent for the Herald-Leader.

Ebsch started full-time at the newspaper in 1955, taking on the role of sports editor. In 1963, he joined the Marinette Eagle-Star as a general reporter and sports writer. The two newspapers would later merge into the EagleHerald.

When Ebsch retired from the EagleHerald in 1995, he started a new column on local history called “ByeLines.” He went on to write 1,182 columns over the next 23 years before calling it a career.

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