Omer F. Schnoebelen

Inducted: 1995

OMER F. SCHNOEBELEN (1884-1972) began working at a print shop in Iowa at age 16 and was a printer and editor for 69 years. He established the Mooreland Leader at age 19 at the urging of the town’s citizens, causing Oklahoma to gain a newspaper legend and Iowa to lose one. Three of his sons and three grandsons have owned newspapers. Schnoebelen was a force behind many of the improvements that have come to Mooreland through the years. He was a member of the Oklahoma Press Association’s Half Century Club.