Huber has given half his life to this newspaper
Thirty-two years. For 32 years, Denny Huber has been publisher of The Corydon Democrat newspaper. For 32 years, Denny has cared and worried about every detail of running this weekly newspaper.
He had to be sure we had enough paper to print on during years of scarcity due to moth infestations in the west. And when there was plenty of paper available and the price was good, he had to make sure that we could get the big trucks in to unload and that there would be someone at the office to let them in. It takes a lot of people with a lot of different skills to keep a newspaper and a publishing company going, and Denny was the one who had to work out the details. He has helped usher in new technology in recording stories in photographs to giving longer information in written texts.
Robert P. O’Bannon was elated the day he hired Denny, and time has proved he had every right to feel as he did.
Today with folks changing jobs an average of seven times during their working career, it behooves us to stop and be grateful for long and dedicated service. We have been trying to glean all we can from Denny’s experience over the past year. And I would imagine there will be more than a few follow-up telephone calls for help in the future.
For half of Denny’s life, he has been part of The Corydon Democrat newspaper family. How can we ever weigh a gift of that magnitude and respond with an adequate ‘Thank you’? It does cause us all to stop and evaluate our own commitments. Do we stick around in the good times and the bad? Or is it often easier to pack up and move on to a new venture without the boredom of the familiar and the irritation that sometimes goes with it? There was always something new to learn or a different responsibility to assume in addition to the daily running of the paper. Denny provided leadership in Harrison County and more recently across the state as he served in various capacities in the Hoosier State Press Association and the board of directors of Ivy Tech.
I imagine he will have a little more time now to drink coffee and swap news with friends and occasionally deal in antiques. And, of course, with Denny there will always be the commitment to all nine of his and Linda’s children and their grandchildren, plus their beloved Maltese dog, Bubba.
So catch him some day if you can and wish him well. He will only have a few minutes to talk, I speculate. He will undoubtedly be driving long hours to take a piece of furniture to a kid in another state and dropping off an antique at a mall booth on the way.