Legendary newspaperman Don Rice, 77, has passed away

Tom Hinde

Longtime local newspaperman Don Rice, 77, passed away early this morning at his home in Borger according to family sources. "Don was an outstanding newspaperman who made our paper better everyday," said Tom Hinde, Publisher of the Borger News-Herald. "He made a difference in our community and his impact on our newspaper and those who knew him is hard to measure. Don's award-winning work covering the news for over 5 decades leaves a tremendous legacy for us to follow. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and the family during this difficult time."

In the coming days, the Borger News-Herald will be remembering Don and his contributions to the newspaper he loved so much. We are asking readers to submit their comments and stories about Don to editor@borgernewsherald.com or by visiting our office located at 207 N. Main St.