Monday, December 03, 2007

GateHouse Media completes purchase of Pittsburg Morning Sun, Independence Examiner, Hannibal Courier-Post

As of today, GateHouse Media owns the Pittsburg Morning Sun, Independence Examiner, Hannibal Courier-Post, and 11 other daily newspapers, three non-daily newspapers, a commercial printing plant, and other publications. The price of the sale was $115, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The sale was finalized today.

ateHouse Media continues to add to its stable of newspapers, with the announcement today of the purchase of the Pittsburg Morning Sun, Independence Examiner, Hannibal Courier-Post and 11 other dailies from Morris Publishing Group, according to a news release issued by Morris. The news release said:

The daily newspapers now owned by GateHouse Media include the Dodge City (Kan.) Daily Globe, The Newton (Kan.) Kansan, The (Pittsburg, Kan.) Morning Sun, the Hillsdale (Mich.) Daily News, The Holland (Mich.) Sentinel, the Hannibal (Mo.) Courier- Post, The (Independence, Mo.) Examiner, The Grand Island (Neb.) Independent, the York (Neb.) News-Times, The Daily Ardmoreite (Okla.), The Shawnee (Okla.) News-Star, the Yankton (S.D.) Daily Press & Dakotan, The Oak Ridger (Tenn.), and the News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.). The nondaily newspapers include La Estrella (Dodge City, Kan.) The Girard (Kan.) City Press and the Vermillion (S.D.) Plain Talk. The commercial printing operation is Flashes Publishing (Mich.), which also publishes The Holland Sentinel and the Flashes Shopping Guides (Mich.), related free nondaily community publications included in the sale.

GateHouse Media already has a sizable presence in the state of Missouri, including The Carthage Press, Neosho Daily News, Neosho Post, Big Nickel, Greenfield Vedette, and Aurora Advertiser in this corner of the state.

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