Jack Lee “Jack” Stoner | West River Eagle

Jack Lee “Jack” Stoner


Jackie Lee “Jack” Stoner, former publisher of the newspapers at Gettysburg, Eagle Butte and Dupree, died suddenly at his home in Cle Elum, Wash., on Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was 74.

Jack and his family published the three South Dakota weekly newspapers from 1977 until 1999 when they sold them and purchased the Northern Kittitas County Tribune in Cle Elum. Before that, he was managing editor of the Queen City Mail in Spearfish for a year. Wherever he and his family lived during his newspaper career, Jack was actively involved in community activities, organizations and civic development.