The former owner of the Platteville
Journal has passed away.
Dick Brockman died yesterday
(Monday) at his home. He was 65.
For 31-years he was the owner
of the Platteville Journal, buying
the paper from his father in 1971.
He then sold it to the current
owners, Morris Newpapers in 2003.
After selling the Journal, he owned
and operated Mastercraft Press in
Platteville, and he owned a local
newspaper in Central City, Iowa,
the Linn Newsletter.
Born in Dubuque, Brockman was
a graduate of Platteville High School
and a graduate UW-Platteville.
Funeral services will be Friday
morning at the First English
Lutheran Church in Platteville.
The Melby Funeral Home and
Crematory of Platteville is
Memorials may be made to the
Richard Brockman Memorial Fund.
Harold Brockman owned the Journal for