Longtime Reporter and Beacon Observer Co-Founder Mildred Heath Dies at 104
Posted: 12/17/2012  |  By: Jessica Kokesh | Kearney Hub
Overton, Neb.— Mildred Heath never went anywhere without a pad of paper and a pencil.

Heath, 104, a longtime resident of Overton and co-founder of the Beacon Observer newspaper, died Wednesday at Senior Living Choices in Curtis.

Known around Overton for her love of news and energetic nature, Heath stayed active as a journalist until June 1, 2009, when the Beacon Observer was sold to new owners.