Warren Johnson

Warren Johnson, master of the Linotype monster

For more than 30 years when the Johnson family owned the Tehachapi News, the newspaper was typeset each week on a monumental piece of equipment called a Linotype Machine, which was invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1884. This complex, 6,000-piece device revolutionized the printing industry by enabling type to be cast and stamped quickly, rather than laboriously set by hand, letter by letter. Setting type by hand took so long that prior to the invention of the Linotype, no newspaper in the world was longer than eight pages, and the profound impact of the Linotype led Mergenthaler to be called "a second Gutenberg." Here is a remembrance of the Johnsons' Linotype experience by Joan Johnson, who was Dick Johnson's wife.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Dr. Warren Johnson

Johnson, Dr. Warren 76, of Faribault, MN, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Beth Johnson of Faribault; daughter, Staci Bauer (Mike) of Elk River, MN, and their children, Haley and Erica, and daughter, Megan Haapanen (Matthew) of Pleasant Prairie, WI and their children, Reina and Colin; brother, Robert Johnson (Cynthia) of Cedarburg, WI; Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1207 Prairie Ave. SW, Faribault. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00 3:00 p.m. at church. Following the memorial service, a celebration of life reception will be held at the Faribault Golf Club, 1700 17th St. NW, Faribault. 507-334-4458.