The Marysville Advocate has had a variety of looks through its 137 years. In its early days, there was little rhyme or reason to the paper’s layout. Ads always ran at the bottom of pages and stories and photos were squeezed in above where possible.

In the 1970s, as technology advanced, newspaper design became popular. Editors started to focus more intently on page readability and photo quality became more important as part of news storytelling. Since then the Advocate has gone through a couple of redesigns. The last one was in 2006.