Early in 1884, E.J. Dunn, through the aid of the citizens of Bad Axe, started the above named paper. It was not a success, and was sold to J.T. Rorick, who is now editor and proprietor. In politics, as its name indicates, it is Democratic. Mr. Rorick has rapidly increased the circulation, and is laying a permanent foundation for a successful enterprise. He is a practical newpaperman, keenly alive to the interests and wants of the people and the future importance of Bad Axe. He is in the field at a propitious season, and we expect that the incoming administration will be aided and supported in the discharge of the onerous duties of government aided by his able paper.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Huron County Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County. 1884. Chicago: Chapman Brothers.