Frank X. Bick was a firm believer in providing neighborhood news to South St. Louis readers. The founder of the Southside Journal, he later merged his paper with the Neighborhood News. After his death, his son, Frank C. Bick, expanded even more into what became the Suburban Journals. The Journals included the Southside Journal and nine other weekly community newspapers that were delivered on every lawn from Spanish Lake to Jefferson County. The Suburban Journal chain was sold in 1984 to Ralph Ingersoll, who sold them to Pulitzer Inc. in 2000.