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Keeping the ink in line for your newspaper

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CHECKING Meridian Star pressman Chuck Bagley checks a paper during a recent press run. Bagley has been a newspaper pressman since 1973. Photo by Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
Editor's note: As part of National Newspaper Week, we would like to introduce you to Chuck Bagley, a native of Meridian and a long-time employee at The Meridian Star. Chuck has been a newspaper pressman since 1973.
By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
Oct. 14, 2001
Whenever Chuck Bagley passes a newspaper rack, he pauses for a quick look. But he's not necessarily checking out the lead headline of the day. The Meridian native is looking to see if the color on the page is lined up as it should be.
Bagley is a pressman at The Meridian Star. Making sure that the color on a newspage prints where it is supposed to is a big part of the job for him, and his co-workers.
Bagley began his newspaper career in 1973.
He started when the printing was done on a letter press, and was here when the "new" offset press was installed.
Bagley spent five years at The Star. Then he left for five years to work as a pressman in Pascagoula. He returned to The Star in 1983 and has worked here ever since.
He has worked day shifts and night shifts, but prefers the day shifts so he can be home at night with his wife, Theresa.
The Bagleys have been married for 27 years.
When he's not a work, he's at home most of the time. He and Theresa enjoy their five dogs and one cat.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3217, or e-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar.com.

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