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Edit: Frank Henderson: He Left This Place Better

Frank Henderson smiles at a constituent in this file photo sent to Huckleberries Online by photographer Duane Rasmussen.

Only a few weeks into his new job, the editor of this newspaper had just published a controversial column. That was late 2001, and Frank Henderson stopped by his office without an appointment. Standing inches from the editor, he briefly introduced himself. He said that among other things, he had a background in newspapers and a direct connection to the Hagadone Corporation. "I'm going to go over and talk to Duane Hagadone next, but I wanted you to know what I'm going to tell him," Henderson said to the puzzled editor. "I'm going to tell him he needs to fire you." That's two important things to know about Henderson, whose death late Monday night brought instant sorrow to countless residents, including a certain newspaper editor. Frank was always going to say and do what he thought best. And he wouldn't do it behind your back, either/Mike Patrick, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: What is Frank's legacy?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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