He joined the Stevens Point Journal in 1948 and was a reporter and managing editor. In 1982, he became editor and later publisher for a short time. He retired in 1988 but continued to write an outdoor column for the Journal until the newspaper was sold in 1997. Starting in July 1999, he was a contributing writer and outdoor columnist for the Gazette.
More on Rogers will be available in the Nov. 8 issue of the Gazette.