Wednesday, March 11, 2009

GateHouse Media closes Girard Press

It had been rumored for the past few weeks, and now it has been confirmed. GateHouse Media will pull the plug on the Girard Press, with the last edition scheduled to be published March 25:

“The decision to close the newspaper was not an easy one,” said Stephen Wade, editor and publisher of both papers. He noted that economic challenges have overwhelmed the newspaper's ability to continue printing weekly.
The Morning Sun, with a circulation that overlaps much of The Press’, will continue to serve the area.
“We are not contemplating a change in our commitment to Crawford County and specifically the Girard area. We simply will be providing news on a timelier basis,” said Wade.

The Press is the third GateHouse Kansas newspaper to be closed in the last few months.

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