John Voorhies, the owner of the Grants Pass Daily Courier for the past 45 years, died Oct. 24, 2016, the newspaper reported. He was 90.

"In my 17 years as city editor and now more than three years as editor, John and I had many conversations -- and we didn't always see eye to eye," Editor Kevin Widdison said. "But never once did he try to sway our coverage. And, as far as the editorial page goes, he always insisted that everyone's opinions be treated with respect."