The sale of the Morning Sun, its companion weekly, The Girard Press, and 13 other daily newspapers, including the Independence Examiner and the Hannibal Courier-Post, was announced Tuesday by officials from Gatehouse and Morris:
"Each of us at The Morning Sun and The Girard Press work everyday to deliver quality products for our customers and readers," said Stephen Wade, editor and publisher of The Morning Sun and The Girard Press. "We have worked hard to transform our business into a 24-hour news and entertainment operation.
"We will continue to do so as we transition to the GateHouse Media family."
GateHouse already owns a number of publications in this area, including The Carthage Press, Neosho Daily News, Neosho Post, Big Nickel, Greenfield Vedette, and the Aurora Advertiser.