It’s fascinating to me how one single daily newspaper from more than 90 years ago can provide a window on the world – both for today and of a time long gone.

That became apparent to me recently as I was doing some research for the curator of the Region of Three Oaks Museum in New Buffalo, who was looking for clippings on the Marxochime musical instrument factory of New Troy.

John Matuszak is a staff writer for The Herald-Palladium. Contact him at or 932-0360.