Jack Zimmerman celebrates 60 years at The Sheffield Press
In April of 1957, a 17-year-old high school student walked into The Sheffield Press and asked for a job as a printer, and 60 years later, Jack Zimmerman is still there, writing and printing from that same office.
Zimmerman already had a job delivering milk from the local dairy in the morning, and went to school full time, but his friend Bill Endriss told him the paper was looking for some help.
“Bill said they were looking for someone to come and learn the business, to be a printer,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman’s brother had also been a printer at The Press before moving on.
Endriss did caution him not to tell the paper’s owner, E. F. “Sully” Sullivan, that he wanted the job for gas and cigarettes.
“I came in and sat down and I lied,” Zimmerman said chuckling, “I told him a wanted to be a printer. I really wanted money for gas and cigarettes.”
He got the job and was paid 50 cents an hour in 1957.
Read the full article in the April 20 edition of the papers.