Jeanette DeForge | The Republican | January 28, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — When Wayne Phaneuf was hired as a part-time employee for The Republican more than 50 years ago, he figured it would be just one more in the series of temporary jobs he held after dropping out of college.

Instead it stuck. Phaneuf worked in multiple roles as a reporter, suburban editor, managing editor and finally executive editor, until his retirement this month.
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