Hruby legacy touches many
Ed Darling, The Duncan Banner
An era in Oklahoma newspapering and community service has, sadly, come to a haunting, abrupt and unexpected end.
What will now best be known as the Hruby legacy, cutshort by a senseless and bewildering series of events that snuffed out the unfinished lives of John, Tinker and Katherine Hruby, provided the people of Stephens County, of Duncan and of Marlow unquestionable support and involvement, sound leadership and a spirit of giving that led to improvements, progress and a quality of life envied often by other communities.
The Hrubys were good newspaper people who understood the impact of a highly personal business, whose daily actions influenced and affected people’s lives, who worked tirelessly to personify the news and make it relative, who sought to create and maintain a conduit through which meaningful conversations occurred, who pushed to make good places better and who shared the pride of an area we all lovingly call home.
They were good citizens.
They were good people.