Kent Tribune was founded in 1915 by John G. Paxton and Sam Baker. The first issue was published on November 18, 1915. By the spring of 1917, Paxton bought out Baker’s shares. Paxton continued as sole owner of the paper until 1929 when he sold half the shares to J.B. Holm. The tribune documented the comings and goings of citizens of Kent as well as how world events affected the area. Some of the topics documented in the Kent Tribune are: Kent in WWI and its aftermath, social service, women's club, Davey Tree Kent established company, crime blotter, and much much more

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Kent Tribune