The longtime editor of the Grand Island Independent has died after battling esophageal cancer. Bill Dunn was 62.
The Grand Island Independent reports Dunn died Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands where he was visiting a friend.
Dunn, who was also known for his award-winning editorial cartoons, had worked at the Independent since 2001.
Dunn grew up in Grand Island, but his career took him to the Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune and several other newspapers before he returned to his hometown.
Publisher Don Smith says Dunn was devoted to his job and worked hard to make the newspaper a strong public forum.
Dunn was active in the community and served on the board of several groups, including the local chapters of the United Way and American Red Cross.