From the archives, Sept. 19, 2001 edition:

A Fairfield Bay family weathered panic when they found their daughter, a United employee, was supposed to fly out the morning of the 9/11 attack, but changed plans at the last minute and didn’t take the flight. When they called to check on their daughter, however, she was asleep, having been up late studying, and didn’t answer the phone. They were able to get in touch later that day, much to the parent’s relief.

No fights, the paper reported, broke out at the gas pumps on 9/11, although some were rumored to have taken place. Due to initial panic after the 9/11 attack a run was made on gas pumps and the grocery stores in the area.

The newspaper, at the time owned by Donrey, was participating in fundraising for New York Police and Firefighter families.

(The previous week’s issue, Sept. 12, no mention was made of the Twin Towers attack the previous day. This is not unexpected, as the paper would likely have gone to press Sept. 11 by the time the attacks took place in order to make Sept. 12 distribution.)