Longtime Lawrence media executive Gage retires

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A veteran Lawrence media executive with 43 years of experience is retiring from The World Company.

Ralph Gage started with the company in 1969 and retired Tuesday from his day-to-day role as director of special projects. The 71-year-old Gage is the company’s former chief operating officer.

According to the Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/13tXUaQ ), which is owned by The World Company, Gage began his career in Lawrence in October 1969 after working at the Metro-East Journal in East St. Louis, Ill. He covered the University of Kansas and was part of the team that covered the 1970 burning of the Kansas Union and campus unrest.

Dolph Simons III, president of The World Company’s newspaper division, says Gage will be missed for his dedication to his work and counsel provided to others.

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