GateHouse Media, the company that owns my old newspaper, the Carthage Press, announced today (though word had circulated through parts of the community a few weeks ago) that this Sunday's paper will be the last daily edition of the newspaper.
From now on, it will be published twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday.
It was only a couple of years ago that GateHouse trimmed the Press publication days from six to five, eliminating the Monday edition.
The following message was posted this morning on the Carthage Press Facebook page:
Starting next week, The Carthage Press will be changing its printing schedule. The Carthage Press will be moving to a twice weekly paper and will be publishing on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Sunday, June 7 will be the last edition where we print five days per week. The next paper will be published on June 10.
Starting Wednesday, June 10, you will see a new design and bigger average paper. We hope you enjoy the new format.
The new subscription rate will be $79 per year for a yearly subscription and those that have subscribed will be getting a new run rate which will more than likely extend your subscription.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 358-2191.
We thank you for your continued support.