My longest tie with newspapers was with the Huron Daily Plainsman, which I delivered starting at 8 years old in Ft. Pierre. There was a local paper, the Ft. Pierre Times, and the Capitol Journal, and there were others that people could get, including the Argus Leader and Grit. Some delivered the Reminder, a free publication that came out on Wednesdays. I delivered the "Huronite" for about four or five years, every day after school and on Sunday mornings. No Saturday edition, I think. I collected on every other Saturday. It was 90 cents for each week, I think. Sometimes I had trouble collecting.
I used to write book reviews for the Wichita Eagle-Beacon (later the Eagle). I wrote about one a month. No pay, but free books. That was a little nerve-wracking, as my reviews appeared in the paper with the largest circulation in Kansas.
I wrote feature articles for the Sisseton Courier in the summers when I lived there. I loved doing that. I still write an occasional article for the Madison paper.
I edit and lay out a newsletter for the Lake County Historical Society and sometimes write articles.