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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 10:45 am

Tom Burnett, who founded the Rathdrum Star weekly newspaper before it closed in December due to his retirement, died at his home on Friday night, acquaintances said. He was 70.

Burnett has worked at several newspapers over the past 50 years, including from being a copy boy in Stamford, Conn., to owning the former weekly Post Falls Tribune in the 1980s. The Star was the first paper he started.

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  • Jan C posted at 11:06 am on Tue, Jun 19, 2012.

    Jan C Posts: 75

    The end of the "Rathdrum Star" was a loss for the community, losing the man that made it shine ~ heart-breaking. He contributed much to our communities over the years. He will be missed.

  • the floorist posted at 10:55 pm on Mon, Jun 18, 2012.

    the floorist Posts: 331

    A wordsmith's epitaph... print...

    God Bless, Brother...thank you!

  • Always Curious posted at 11:42 am on Mon, Jun 18, 2012.

    Always Curious Posts: 491

    RIP Mr. Burnett ... really enjoyed the Star over the years.

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