When Bob and Sheila Zalman were newlyweds in 1954, their subscription to the Hastings Tribune was one of the few luxuries the young couple enjoyed.
She was 19, he was 24, and they lived on a shoestring budget. But no matter what, they always found the money for the paper.
“I think everyone took the Tribune,” said Sheila, now 77. “That was just part of our lives.”
When the young couple moved into their new house at 2214 W. Seventh St. in 1955, it was on the city’s outskirts and West Seventh Street was still a dirt road.