Three veteran journalists — including a longtime columnist for the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel — have been selected to the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame.

Bill Clark, Bob DeLong and Don Levesque will be inducted Oct. 16 at the Association’s annual fall conference in Northport.

The first of Bill Clark’s “Logrolling” columns, later called “Some Logrolling,” began appearing in the Portland Press Herald in the fall of 1957.

Intended to be an informed, folksy series on woodland management for the newspaper’s “Living in Maine” page, the column quickly developed in style, broadened content and reader popularity, according to a news release from the association.

Clark followed the mold of Maine’s 18th century satirist Seba Smith by introducing the inhabitants of a fictional Maine town known as Cedar River to carry on his own pointed discussion of current events. The column became a fixture for three decades on the editorial pages of the Portland Press Herald, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. Clark also was the author of seven books.

In a recent Kennebec Journal column, George Smith recalled Clark’s “reverence for the land” by quoting an excerpt from one of Clark’s columns.

“On all the old lands,” wrote Clark, “there are lessons. They are the marks men made, the intimacies of an era. They should not be lost.” Smith wrote, “Neither should this priceless collection of wisdom or the memory of the man who provided it.”

“Some Logrolling” ran until Clark’s death in 1988, at age 74.

DeLong worked at the Bangor Daily News for 34 years, the last 22 as a staff photographer. He died in July 2008.

Levesque retired this year after 25 years with the St. John Valley Times, holding almost every position at the weekly before becoming its publisher in 1996.