Susan Lynn

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Past President
Iola Register

Susan Lynn extends her family’s tradition with The Iola Register into a fourth generation. Susan took the helm from her father, Emerson E. Lynn, in 2000. Emerson continued to write editorials for The Register until a few months before his death in April 2013.

Charles F. Scott, Emerson’s grandfather, purchased the Register in 1882. Angelo C. Scott, was Register publisher from 1938 to 1966.

Before settling in Iola, Emerson Lynn Jr. published The Bowie (Texas) News, a weekly, from 1958 to 1965. Susan has fond memories as a toddler of sleeping on a bed of shredded newspaper while her three older brothers and parents assembled The News each Wednesday night. Before long, she had her own perch on a wood box to join the crew as an inserter.

The memories are as indelible as the ink and perhaps the reason that Susan eventually heeded the call to return to Iola from her position as a librarian in Holland, Mich.

Susan studied journalism at the University of Kansas when Ed Bassett and Del Brinkman were the school’s deans and John B. Bremner, Calder Pickett, Gary Mason, and Lee Young were on faculty. After a year studying in England she finished university at Western Washington University in Bellingham. She later earned a master’s in library science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.

Susan has three “humanities-oriented” children, Louise Krug and Tim and Aaron Stauffer.

She is now married to Brian Wolfe, a family physician, who has three sons.