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The Chatham Daily News started out as the Kent Advertiser in the early 1850s; owned by a man named Colin Rose who later converted the Rankin Block to a hotel. The Kent Advertiser was sold to John Gemmel in the mid 1860s. His parents owned the Sarnia Observor. Gemmel changed the name to the Chatham Weekly Banner. During all this time it was supported by the Liberal party as their voice. The Planet dominated and did not need the support of the Conservatives to survive. In 1895 it became the Chatham Daily Banner and shortly there after the Chatham Daily News. In these years the Chatham Daily Banner - Chatham Daiily News was owned bu A. C. Woodward who was able to make the paper survive on its own. Woodard was the maternal grandfather of Darcy McKeough. In those days the McKeoughs were still Liberals. The Banner - News had three homes that I know of The Boyd Block (that is the building to the immediate east of the Bank of Nova Scotia, former Chatham Hydro building). The News was also located where Boys and Heard now operates. The Fourth Street building was erected in 1913. The Chatham Daily News remains one of Chatham-Kent’s oldest businesses still in operation to date. Operating out of the current King Street office, it continues to provide local news and information to the community and region along with advertising and marketing solutions across print and digital platforms.