Omer N. Schnoebelen

Inducted: 1994

OMER N. SCHNOEBELEN (1912-2005) took over the Mooreland Leader in 1946 when his father retired from the paper. Schnoebelen’s role as a weekly publisher included reporting, selling ads and operating the Linotype. Called a force for the improvement of Mooreland, he is recognized for having high moral and ethical standards and a great compassion for others. The Oklahoma Press Association named him to its Half Century Club in 1991. The paper now belongs to his son, Tim, as a third-generation owner.