History of the Davis County Clipper from its Inception in 1891 to the Present, 1970
Brigham Young University
To write a descriptive history of the Davis County Clipper and its editors was the purpose of this study.
The first person involved with the newspaper was Lamoni Call who had been printing a small brochure to advertise his business. He asked John Stahle, Sr. to join him in printing some news along with the advertisments.
Regular publication began early in 1891 under the name of the The Little Clipper. Dissolution of the partnership came in 1894. Mr. Stahle maintained the editorial side of the newspaper his entire life. His son John Stahle, Jr. lived and loved the printing business. For 35 years John, Sr. and Jr. operated the newspaper as editor and printer.
John Stahle, Jr.'s son Dean was highly interested in newspaper work and graduated from the University of Utah in journalism, thereby following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
The Clipper continues today with John Stahle, Jr. as Business Manager, and Dean Stahle, his son, as Editor. The future of the Clipper is optimistic; with strong tradition and almost eighty years of newspaper integrity, the Clipper will continue to move forward.