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Press Releases

Culpeper (VA) Times under new ownership

July 23, 2014

Fauquier Times ‘ parent company, the Virginia News Group, has sold the newspaper’s sister publication, Culpeper Times, according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented Virginia News Group in the sale.

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Huckle Media sells newspaper operations to Adams Publishing Group

July 12, 2014

Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced Tuesday that it has purchased the assets of Huckle Media, LLC located in southern Minnesota, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Associates who represented the Huckle family in the transaction. …

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Petersburg Progress-Index purchased by New Media Investment Group

July 12, 2014

The Progress-Index and The Colonial Voice have been acquired by New Media Investment Group, one of the largest owners of newspapers in the country according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the seller …

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Kings Moutain, NC Herald sold

July 12, 2014

Gemini Newspapers, Inc., Kings Mountain has announced the sale of its North Carolina holdings to Community First Media, Inc., of Shelby, effective June 27.  Gemini acquired the Kings Mountain Herald, The (Cherryville) Eagle and the …

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The Salisbury Post has been sold

February 19, 2014

Salisbury Newsmedia LLC, a newly formed affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., completed the purchase of the Post Tuesday.  The new North Carolina company bought the Post, the Davie County Enterprise-Record and …

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Elizabethton Star sold to BNI affiliate

January 10, 2014

The Elizabethton (TN) Star daily newspaper and related printing and digital operations have been sold by the Robinson and Goodwin Families to partners of Boone Newspapers, Inc., according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Associates, …

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Maryville, Missouri Daily Forum sold to local publisher

December 13, 2013

The Maryville Daily Forum has been purchased from GateHouse Media by local publisher Phil Cobb, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Associates who represented the buyer in the transaction.  The full news release prepared …

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Vicksburg, Mississippi daily Post sold to Boone Newspapers

May 3, 2013

The Vicksburg Post daily newspaper and related real estate has been sold by Pat and Barbara Cashman to an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc., according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented …

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Florida Sun group purchased by Lakeway Publishers

May 2, 2013

Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. and Independent Publications, Inc. jointly announced the acquisition and sale of Sun Publications of Florida, Inc., according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Associates who represented IPI in the …

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Jewish News of Phoenix changes hands

April 25, 2013

The Eckstein and Stern families jointly announced that Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, the annual Community Directory and jewishaz.com has new ownership, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Associates, who provided valuation and transaction …

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Independent Publications sells the Nashua, New Hampshire daily Telegraph and Cabinet newspaper group

April 9, 2013

HUDSON – An agreement has been reached for The Ogden Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company with 40 daily newspapers in 12 states, to become the new owner of The Telegraph, Publisher Terrence L. Williams announced …

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DuBois, PA daily and area weeklies sold

March 5, 2013

The sale was completed March 4, 2013, of the McLean Publishing interests in three newspapers and their related publications and digital websites serving the DuBois, Brookville and New Bethlehem areas to Tioga Publishing Company, …

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Jackson Hole, WY

December 20, 2012

Jackson Hole News&Guide principal owner Michael Sellett will sell the newspaper company to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Olson and his wife Shelley, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Associates, who provided transaction, structure …

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Columbia, SC

December 19, 2012

Free Times, the weekly newspaper in Columbia, SC, has a new owner.

Portico Media SC of Charlottesville, VA, has sold the publication, its websites and auxiliary publications to Resorts Media LLC, a new company formed …

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Brookhaven, MS

December 6, 2012

Brookhaven Newsmedia, LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI), with offices in Natchez, Mississippi, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, completed its purchase of The Daily Leader, The Prentiss Headlight, related websites and affiliated publications on …

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Community Media Weekly Newspapers Sold

August 1, 2012

The award-winning group of downtown Manhattan weekly newspapers owned by Community Media, LLC have been sold by longtime publisher John Sutter to Jennifer Goodstein, a former MetLife digital business executive.

The new company will be …

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Clarksburg, WV

December 31, 2011

Brian Jarvis and his mother, Rebecca Jarvis, have purchased the outstanding stock of Clarksburg Publishing Company, d/b/a The Exponent Telegram daily newspaper in Clarksburg, West Virginia, according to John Cribb and Gary Greene of Cribb, …

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Ludington, MI

December 29, 2011

The David Jackson Family has sold the Ludington Daily News, Oceana’s Herald-Journal, and the White Lake Beacon to Community Media Group of West Frankfort, Illinois, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented …

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Bolivar, NY

October 3, 2011

Mr. Bill Jones has sold the Moneysaver Shopping Guide and News in Bolivar, New York to Tioga Publishing Company, an affiliate of Community Media Group, according to John Cribb, of Cribb, Greene & …

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Columbus, OH

September 27, 2011

The Dispatch Printing Co. today announced that it had acquired a group of niche publications from American Community Newspapers, expanding the depth and breadth of its news organization.

The newly acquired publications, …

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Chicago, IL

April 21, 2011

The closely held American Field Publishing Company has been acquired by the family of Barbara and Bernie Matthys in a stock purchase concluded on February 11, 2011. The Matthys family, whose members already …

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Augusta, GA

March 15, 2011

The assets of Metro Spirit have been purchased by former Sales Director and Publisher Joe White.

White began at what was then the Metropolitan Spirit in 1993 where he remained for 15 years, serving as Sales …

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Bozeman, MT

August 31, 2010

Distinctly Montana Magazine has been sold by founder Michael Blevins to Bill Muhlenfeld and Anthea George of Bozeman, Montana, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the seller in the …

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Maryville, TN

August 31, 2010

The sale of The Daily Times and its related websites to Blount County Publishers LLC is final, having closed at midnight Sunday.

Blount County Publishers LLC is owned by the Greeneville-based John …

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Rock Springs, WY

April 9, 2010

The McCraken family recently purchased from the Guthrie family its partial ownership interest in the Rocket-Miner newspaper in Rock Springs, Wyoming, according to John Cribb of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who …

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Greenville, IL

April 1, 2010

The Greenville Advocate, a paid circulation twice weekly newspaper with accompanying shopper located in Greenville and Bond County, Illinois, has been sold to the owners of the Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat in …

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Fulton, NY

February 8, 2010

Scotsman Press, one of central New York’s largest newspaper and shopper publishers as well as commercial printers, has acquired the Fulton-based Valley News as well as its companion publications, The Valley …

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Roscommon, MI

November 9, 2009

The Houghton Lake Resorter has purchased assets of the Roscommon County Herald-News, according to John Cribb of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the Perlberg family in the transaction.

The end of an era …

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Northwest Arkansas

November 6, 2009

The publications of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC — the Northwest Arkansas Times, Springdale Morning News, Rogers Morning News, Benton County Daily Record, Northwest edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and …

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Syracuse, NY and Albany, NY

October 7, 2009

Eagle Newspapers, Central New York’s award-winning community weeklies and Spotlight Newspapers, the Capital District’s award-winning weeklies were purchased Oct. 1, 2009 by Community Media Group LLC, according to Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene …

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Ironwood, MI

April 1, 2009

Bliss Communications Inc., parent company of Globe Publishing, LLC, today announced the sale of the Daily Globe, located in Ironwood, Michigan, to a newspaper group based in Sheridan, Wyoming. John Cribb …

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Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee

November 6, 2008

The Papers Inc. has acquired 10 publications in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee from the Trader Corporation of Canada, according to John Cribb of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the buyer …

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Chesapeake, VA and Richmond, VA

November 3, 2008

Dr. John S. deLeeuw, owner and founder of the Trading Post Publications in Chesapeake and Richmond, Virginia, has sold his publications to Lancaster Management, Inc. of Gadsden, Alabama, according to Gary …

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Green Bay, WI

October 30, 2008

Bay Media, LLC, a subsidiary of BlueLine Media Holdings, has acquired the assets of Green Bay Sun, LLC, Green Bay, Wisconsin, including the weekly direct-mailed shopper Green Bay Sun, according to John Cribb …

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Sayre, PA – Milton, PA – Oswego, NY

September 4, 2008

Sample News Group, the Huntingdon, (PA)-based publisher of hometown newspapers, has acquired three daily newspapers, two in Pennsylvania and one in New York, from GateHouse Media, Inc., effective Tuesday, September 2, according to Gary Greene …

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Stuart, FL

August 11, 2008

Gary and Sandra Hawken announced the sale Monday, August 11, of Flashes Shopping Guide, the long-time free circulation shopper publication distributed in the Stuart, Florida area. Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene & Associates …

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Kings Mountain, NC

July 31, 2008

Republic Newspapers, Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee, parent company of the Kings Mountain (NC) Herald, has announced the sale of the Herald to Gemini Newspapers, Inc., of Port St. Joe, Florida, effective Friday, August …

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Berryville, VA

July 25, 2008

The Clarke Times-Courier in Berryville, Virginia was sold this week by Times Community Newspapers based in Leesburg to Winchester Evening Star, Inc., according to Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene & Associates who represented …

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Ripley, MS and Ashland, MS

July 15, 2008

Journal Publishing Co., publisher of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has acquired the Southern Sentinel in Ripley and the Southern Advocate in Ashland. The Southern Sentinel has been serving Ripley and …

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Telluride, CO

July 4, 2008

Telluride’s daily newspaper has been sold to Boulder’s Randy Miller, a lifetime newspaperman who’s had his eye on this town’s paper for more than three decades. John Cribb of Cribb, Greene & Associates …

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Camden, ME

June 17, 2008

Village NetMedia Inc., affiliate of the groundbreaking VillageSoup website and owner of two award-winning community newspapers, will purchase Courier Publications’ roster of six weekly newspapers across mid-coast Maine, according to Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene …

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Delavan, WI

June 17, 2008

Bliss Communications, the publisher of The Janesville Gazette and several other daily newspapers, has acquired Community Shoppers, Inc. and its family of free distribution publications, according to John Cribb …

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Bronx, NY

June 4, 2008

Publishers Clifford and Stuart Richner, of Richner Communications, has acquired The Riverdale Press, according to Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene & Associates who represented the seller in the transaction. The Riverdale Press is a 10,000-circulation …

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Newark, NY

March 3, 2008

GateHouse Media, Inc., parent company of the Palmyra Courier-Journal, The Timesaver and several other upstate New York publications, has acquired Ad Group WC, inc., from owner John Van Dusen, according to …

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Dover, DE

February 20, 2008

The Dover Post Co., founded in 1975 by Jim Flood Sr. and a group of local civic leaders, has been sold to GateHouse Media Inc., according to John Cribb of Cribb, …

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Louisa, VA

December 27, 2007

The era of the independent and locally-owned community newspaper in Louisa County has ended. Lakeway Publishers Inc., of Morristown, Tennessee, has purchased The CV Corporation of Virginia’s three-newspaper group, …

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Seaside, OR

November 1, 2007

The Seaside Signal in Seaside, Oregon has been purchased by Steven and Carol Hungerford, principal shareholders of Country Media, Inc., in Cannon Beach, Ore., from Robb Hicks and Tom Mullen, according …

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Iwanna, Inc.

October 3, 2007

Fayetteville Publishing Company, owners of The Fayetteville Observer in Fayetteville, NC, has purchased the IWANNA publications based in Asheville, N.C. and Greenville, S.C. from Katherine Corn, according to Gary Greene of …

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Warsaw, VA

July 25, 2007

In a joint announcement Monday, Northern Neck Newspaper Group, LLC and Lakeway Publishers, Inc. of Morristown, Tennessee announced an agreement for Lakeway to acquire substantially all of the assets of Northern Neck Newspapers …

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Peoria, IL

July 2, 2007

GateHouse Media Inc., owners of the Journal Star and the Pekin Daily Times, has purchased the Times Newspapers, publisher of five news weeklies and four free shoppers in the three-county Peoria metro area, …

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Monterey, VA

March 23, 2007

For the first time in 18 years, the weekly newspaper serving Bath and Highland counties has changed hands.

The Recorder has been sold by Lea Campbell of Warm Springs to its long-time general manager, …

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Quincy, FL

February 5, 2007

Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., Shelbyville, Kentucky, purchased the Gadsden County Times, Quincy, FL, on Feb. 5, 2007, according to Gary Greene, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction. The 107-year-old …

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Powhatan, VA

February 1, 2007

Media General Inc., which publishes the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is buying Powhatan Today for an undisclosed price, according to Gary Greene, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction.

The transaction …

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Canandaigua, NY

January 26, 2007

Larry Lucieer and his partners have sold the assets of AdNet Community News, Inc., Canandaigua, New York, to GateHouse Media, Inc. according to John Cribb, of Cribb, Greene & …

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Canandaigua, NY

November 22, 2006

Newspaper publisher GateHouse Media, Inc. is buying the Daily Messenger of Canandaigua and its stable of 10 suburban weeklies serving Rochester’s suburbs for an undisclosed price, according to John Cribb, of Cribb, Greene …

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Knoxville, TN

October 2, 2006

Tucker Publishing, Knoxville, Tenn., has been sold to The Mountaineer Publishing Company, Inc. of Waynesville, N.C., effective Oct. 1, according to Gary Greene, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction.

Tucker …

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Osceola, IA

August 3, 2006

Tom Shaw, President of Shaw Newspapers, announced today the purchase of Clarke County Publishing in Osceola, Iowa, from Sally and the late Frank Morlan, according to John Cribb, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented …

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Phenix City, AL

August 3, 2006

Crescent Media Group has sold its weekly newspaper in Phenix City, Ala., to Family Media, Inc., an Oklahoma-based company with newspapers in Florida and Mississippi, according to Gary Greene, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who …

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Golden, CO

July 12, 2006

Swift Communications of Reno, Nevada has purchased 51% of 1stHour Communications, LLC, Golden, Colorado from Scott Keller, founder, according to John Cribb, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented 1stHour in the sale.

1stHour …

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Paris, IL

July 1, 2006

For the first time in 80 years, the Paris Beacon-News will have new ownership.

Sale of the Paris Beacon-News to Edgar County Newspapers, Inc. will be effective Saturday, July 1, according to John Cribb, …

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Bluffton, SC

June 27, 2006

The City Sun has a new owner, according to Gary Greene, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction. No financial terms were disclosed.

Bernard “B.J.” Frazier, former New England newspaper publisher, …

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Cabot, AR

June 7, 2006

Magie Enterprises Inc, a family-owned publishing company for 50 years, has sold its newspaper holdings to Stephens Media Group, owned by the Stephens family in Little Rock, according to Gary Greene, Cribb & Associates, LLC, …

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Tri-Cities TN

May 30, 2006

Effective June 1, The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Southwest Virginia has been sold to Mountaineer Publishing Company of Waynesville, North Carolina, according to Gary Greene, of Cribb & Associates, LLC, who represented the seller in …

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Franklin, VA

May 12, 2006

Byerly Publications has agreed to sell The Tidewater News in Franklin, Va., to Tidewater Publications LLC. The Tidewater News is a twice-weekly newspaper published on Thursdays and Sundays with circulation of 6,700. It serves Franklin …

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Sanford, FL

April 3, 2006

The Sanford Herald has been sold by Republic Newspapers, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn. to Family Media, Inc., according to an announcement today by Nick Drewry, Republic’s president.

The sale was effective March 31. Republic, formed in 1988 …

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Charleston, WV

March 3, 2006

The Kanawha-Putnam Ad Mailer, delivered to all residences in Kanawha and Putnam counties, was acquired, effective March 1, by Ogden Newspapers Inc., according to Gary Greene, of Cribb & Associates, LLC, who represented the seller …

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Driggs, ID

December 25, 2005

Pioneer Newspapers, Inc. has entered into a contract with Grand Teton News, Inc., owner of the Teton Valley News, to acquire the Driggs, Idaho weekly on January 1, 2006, according to John Cribb, Cribb & …

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Havre, MT

December 16, 2005

Havre, MT – Pioneer Newspapers Inc. has announced it will sell the Havre Daily News to a Wyoming partnership, according to John Cribb, Cribb & Associates, LLC, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

Pioneer, based …

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Warrenton, VA and Culpeper, VA

December 16, 2005

Times Community Newspapers will purchase The Fauquier Citizen and The Culpeper Citizen.

Two of Virginia’s leading community newspaper publishers will join forces Jan. 1, 2006.

Times Community Newspapers, which publishes The Fauquier Times-Democrat and 17 …

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Norton, VA

December 13, 2005

NORTON, VA.—The Norton Press, Inc., owner of three community newspapers in Southwest Virginia, was purchased by American Hometown, Media, Inc., Nashville, TN. The sale was completed on November 30, 2005 and …

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N. Little Rock, AR

September 29, 2005

Stephens Media Group announced the purchase of the weekly North Little Rock Times and the Maumelle Monitor from David and Kitty Chism of KDC Communications, according to Gary Greene, Cribb & …

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Ashburn, VA

September 1, 2005

The Loudoun Easterner, a 62,000 circulation free weekly newspaper in its 37th year, was purchased August 31 by Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., Shelbyville, KY, from Creative Publications of Virginia, …

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Seattle, WA

July 6, 2005

Pacific Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington, has announced a change of ownership in its newspaper cluster and web printing operation, according to John Cribb, Cribb & Associates, LLC, who represented the seller in the transaction. The …

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Seaside, OR

July 1, 2005

The Seaside Signal, a weekly paid newspaper in Seaside, Ore., owned by Semaphore Communications and Kyle Larson, has been sold to Seaside Signal, Inc., a Wyoming corporation, according to John Cribb, Cribb & Associates, LLC, …

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Biloxi, MS

June 13, 2005

The Bay Press, a twice-weekly paid newspaper in Biloxi, MS, was recently sold to Family Media, Inc., of Miami, Ohio, according to Gary Greene, Cribb & Associates, LLC, who represented the seller in the transaction.

An …

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Monticello, MN

May 31, 2005

Minnesota Sun Newspapers-American Community Newspapers LLC has acquired the Monticello Times and Sunday Shopper from Donald and Nancy Smith, according to John Cribb, Cribb & Associates, LLC, who represented the seller …

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Milford, NH

April 14, 2005

Independent Publications Inc. (IPI) has acquired all of the shares of stock of Cabinet Press Inc. of Milford, NH from Frank and Martha Manley. Cabinet Press is the publisher of four weekly newspapers serving the …

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Ripon, WI

November 30, 2004

David R. Schroeder has sold the Five County Buyers Guide to Journal Community Publications (Add, Inc.), according to Cribb & Associates’ Tom Karavakis, the broker representing the seller. Five County Buyers Guide is a weekly …

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Hawley, PA

September 7, 2004

The News Eagle, a three times a week, paid circulation newspaper in Hawley, Pennsylvania, has been purchased by Liberty Group Newspapers – also owners of The Way Independent, Honesdale.

The sale, for an undisclosed sum, was …

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Paola, KS

September 3, 2004

The McLaughlin family, Miami County newspaper publishers for 84 years, announced today they are selling their community papers in Paola, Osawatomie and Louisburg to the publishers of the St. …

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Geneva, NY

September 1, 2004

The Finger Lakes Times daily newspaper in Geneva, New York, has been sold by Independent Publications, Inc., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to Community Media Group, West Frankfort, Illinois, according to John Cribb, …

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Needham, MA

August 4, 2004

On August 4, 2004, Symphony Publishing, LLC, a new company formed by Zapis Capital Group of Westlake, Ohio, acquired the assets of Larkin Publications, publishers of Musical Merchandise Review, School Band and Orchestra, and Choral …

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New Bern, NC

August 2, 2004

Rick and Debbie Davis, owners for 21 years of The Shopper, New Bern, NC, and eight area community newspapers, announced Monday, August 2, 2004, the sale of the company to Freedom Communications, Inc.

“Debbie and I …

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Brownsville, TX

July 30, 2004

American Consolidated Media, Inc. (“ACM”) of Dallas, Texas, announced today that it has purchased the assets of Valley Media, Ltd., the publisher of local shopper and community newspaper publications serving the Rio Grande Valley and …

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Ashland, VA

July 29, 2004

The 123-year-old Herald-Progress in Ashland, VA, was sold July 29, 2004 to the CV Corporation of Virginia, Inc.

Patricia Pace and her husband, Jay, owned the Herald-Progress for some 23 …

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Interlaken, NY

June 30, 2004

Michael R. Walton Jr. and Michael R. Walton Sr., owners of the Sheboygan Sun, a free circulation publication in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, have purchased the Tri-Village Pennysavers, according to Tom Karavakis, Cribb & Associates, who represented …

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Delaware, OH

June 4, 2004

The Thomson family has sold The Delaware Gazette Company to Brown Publishing Co., a Cincinnati-based newspaper group, according to John Cribb, Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

The sale of …

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Bozeman, Montana

April 1, 2004

Press Release:

Cribb & Associates provides technical support for Grisham book

The latest John Grisham book, The Last Juror, is the story of a southern newspaper owner/operator in the seventies. Gary Greene, broker with Cribb & Associates, …

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Gadsden, FL

April 1, 2004

Independent Publications, Inc. has sold the Gadsden County Times to Gemini Newspapers, Inc. according to Gary Greene of Cribb & Associates, the broker representing the seller. Ron Isbell, Gemini Newspapers’ partner, will be the Gadsden …

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Waynesboro, MS

December 31, 2003

Bolton Newspapers has purchased The Wayne County News in Waynesboro, Mississippi, from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., according to John Cribb, Cribb & Associates, who represented the buyer in the transaction.

The purchase was finalized for the …

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Dade City, FL

November 10, 2003

The Estate of William L. Matthew has sold the Florida publishing assets of the Bill Matthew Co. to Independent Publications Inc. of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, according to Gary Greene of Cribb & Associates, who represented …

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Glasgow, MT

August 29, 2003

The Bruce Wright family has sold the Glasgow Courier and related printing company to Robb Hicks, Tom Mullen, and Gary Stevenson, according to John Cribb, Cribb & Associates, the brokerage firm representing the seller.

A story …

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Antigo, WI

June 5, 2003

Robert and Catherine Barrington have sold the Antigo Area Shoppers Guide to Add, Inc., a Waupaca, Wisconsin-based publishing and printing company that is a subsidiary of Journal Communications, headquartered in Milwaukee. The Sellers were represented …

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Door County, WI

May 6, 2003

The Door Reminder, an 18,000-plus circulation shopper covering all of Door County and parts of Kewaunee County in a nationally known Wisconsin tourist destination, has been sold, according to Tom Karavakis of Cribb & Associates, …

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Bradenton, FL

May 6, 2003

Sun Media announced today that it has sold all its Florida Sun operations in the state of Florida to Independent Publications of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania for an undisclosed amount, according to John Cribb, Cribb & …

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Bloomfield, IN

April 8, 2003

Rust Communications has purchased the daily Evening World newspaper in Bloomfield, Indiana from the Miles family, according to John Cribb of Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in this transaction. A weekly newspaper, The …

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Platteville, WI

February 5, 2003

The Platteville Journal, a twice-weekly paid newspaper, has been sold to Morris Multimedia, Inc., according to Tom Karavakis of Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller, Richard Brockman, in this transaction.

The Platteville Journal was founded …

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Zephyrhills, FL

January 31, 2003

The Zephyrhills News was sold January 31, 2003, by Republic Newspapers, after 15 years of ownership by the Tennessee media company, according to Gary Greene of Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in this …

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Burlington, WI

January 12, 2003

The Wisconsin Hi-Liter shopper has been sold to Peter Cruger, publisher of Southern Lakes Newspapers, LLC, according to Tom Karavakis of Cribb & Associates who represented the seller in this transaction. The Wisconsin Hi-Liter is …

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Lancaster, WI

October 2, 2002

Hale Group Publications has been sold to the Morris MultiMedia Group, according to Tom Karavakis of Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller Bill Hale in this transaction.

Hale Group Publications, Inc. is located in Lancaster, …

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Vinton, VA

July 3, 2002

The Valley Trading Post has been sold to Robert and Janet Creamer, according to Gary Greene of Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers Mike and Nancy Hudson in this transaction.

The Valley Trading Post is …

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Bluffton, SC

July 3, 2002

The City Sun has been sold to Wayne and Judy Wehunt, according to Gary Greene of Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller Jerri Kurowski in this transaction.

The City Sun is a free monthly with …

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Boone, NC

May 14, 2002

The Mountain Times newspaper has been sold to Media Services Group (MSGI) of Greeneville, Tennessee, according to Gary Greene of Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller Ken Ketchie in this transaction.

Established in 1979, The …

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Waynesville, NC

March 5, 2002

The Mountaineer Publishing Company, parent company of The Enterprise Mountaineer, was purchased February 27, 2002 from Adelaide Daniels Key of Asheville by her son, Jonathon Key, 43, according to Gary Greene of Cribb & Associates, …

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Parker, CO

August 14, 2001

The Weekly News Chronicle, an 18,000 circulation free community paper in Parker, Colorado, has been sold to the Colorado Community Newspapers, according to Jim Hicks of Cribb & Associates, who represented the Sellers in this …

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Ramona, CA

July 1, 2001

The Ramona Sentinel, a 4,750 circulation weekly in southern California, has been sold by Cameron Publications, Inc. to Hansen Publishing, LLC, according to Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the Seller in this …

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Nickolasville, KY

May 30, 2001

Republic Newspapers, Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee, parent company of The Jessamine Journal, has announced the sale today of the Journal to Advocate Communications, Inc. (“Advocate”), according to Gary Greene of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented …

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DeKalb, IL

March 7, 2001

Northern Illinois Publishing Company, a subsidiary of Pulitzer, Inc., has purchased Siebrasse Publications from Chuck and Kathy Siebrasse, according to Tom Karavakis of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in this transaction.

Siebrasse Publications publishes …

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Rio Blanco County, CO

March 5, 2001

Mitch and Meg Bettis have purchased the Rio Blanco Herald Times from Kerry and Joy Murdock, according to John Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in this transaction.

The Murdocks purchased the paper …

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Grand Junction, CO

March 5, 2001

Kerry and Joy Murdock of Confluence Publishers, Inc. have sold their shopper, The Nickel, to Cox Newspapers, Inc., according to John Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates who represented the sellers in the transaction.

The Nickel is …

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Rexburg, ID

October 26, 2000

The Standard Journal Newspapers, publishers of The Rexburg Standard Journal in Madison County and the Fremont County Herald-Chronicle in Fremont County, have been sold to Pioneer Newspapers, a family-owned publishing business which publishes daily newspapers …

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Lewistown, MT

October 3, 2000

After 53 years in the Byerley family, the Lewistown News-Argus has a new owner, one with strong Montana roots. Yellowstone Newspapers has purchased the Lewistown News-Argus and News-Argus Printing, according to John T. Cribb of …

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Red Lodge, MT

September 28, 2000

Star Printing Company of Livingston, Montana, has purchased the assets of News Montana, Inc., Red Lodge, Montana, from Jim and Pam Moore according to Jim Hicks and John Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates who represented …

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Charlottesville, VA

September 27, 2000

Country Media, Inc. of Scottsbluff, Nebraska has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of Dickson Media, Inc. The announcement was made earlier this week to Dickson employees by company officers, according to John Cribb …

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Hiawatha, KS

September 8, 2000

The Hiawatha Daily World, a daily newspaper serving the Hiawatha, Kansas area, has been purchased by The News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Missouri, according to Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented …

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Eau Claire, WI

August 16, 2000

Lee Enterprises, which operates 24 weekly newspapers and over 100 other publications, has purchased the Tradin’ Post Buyers Guide in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Tradin’ Post is a 27,000 circulation rack distributed shopper serving the …

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Driggs, ID

July 9, 2000

The 91-year-old weekly Teton Valley News of Driggs, Idaho, has been purchased by a Wyoming newspaper group headed by Gary Stevenson of Sheridan, Wyoming, according to Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the …

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Thornton, CO

May 31, 2000

Wilbur Flachman has sold MetroNorth Newspapers, including the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, the Westminster Window, Action/MetroNorth and the Westsider, to Scott D. Perriman, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who assisted the seller in the …

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Provincetown, MA

May 12, 2000

The Duane Steele family has sold the Advocate newspaper, Provincetown, Massachusetts to Provincetown Ventures, LLC, according to Gerald D. Reilly, Newspaper Broker, and John Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Assocaites, who represented the Steele family in the …

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Dickson, TN

May 11, 2000

Dickson Media, Inc. has sold the Dickson Shopper Group, Dickson, Tennessee, to the Nashville Tennessean, according to John Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented Dickson in the transaction. The Tennessean is owned by Gannett Co., …

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Coquille, OR

April 18, 2000

The Coquille Valley Sentinel, a 117-year-old county seat weekly serving Coos County in southwestern Oregon, has been sold to Del and Janet Richardson of Troy, Idaho, effective May 1, 2000. The seller was represented by …

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Yerington, NV

April 3, 2000

Jim and Lisa Sanford, and David and Tamra Sanford have sold Mason Valley News, Inc., Yerington, Nevada to the Reno Gazette-Journal, according to John Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the Sanfords in the transaction. …

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Delaware Valley, DE

February 28, 2000

Family Times, a parenting publication located in Delaware, has been sold to Kidstuff Publications, publisher of MetroKids Magazine and other family publications, according to Tom Karavakis, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the …

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La Porte, IN

February 3, 2000

American Publishing Company of Illinois, a subsidiary of Hollinger International, Inc., has purchased substantially all the assets of Towndan Enterprises from members of the Ralph T. Jones family, according to Tom Karavakis, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, …

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Atlanta, GA

January 31, 2000

Martha Young has sold Our Kids Atlanta to United Advertising Publications, Inc., according to John Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented Mrs. Young in the transaction.

Our Kids Atlanta is a monthly parenting niche publication serving …

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Skaneateles, NY

January 11, 2000

Victor Ianno Sr., president and CEO of Lakeside Printing, Inc., Skaneateles, New York, has sold the assets of the company to Scotsman Press, Inc., Syracuse, according to John Cribb and Tom Karavakis, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, …

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Princeville, IL

November 16, 1999

Jon and Joyce Lehman have sold Towing & Recovery Phootnotes to Trader Publications of Norfolk, Virginia, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

Towing & Recovery Phootnotes is …

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Greybull, WY

October 7, 1999

Sale of the Basin Republican-Rustler and the Greybull Standard, both weekly newspapers located in north-central Wyoming, was announced this week by Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers.

The two papers, with a …

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Tampa, FL

September 14, 1999

Warfield Media has sold the weekly Tampa Bay Review to Bailey Publishing of Jacksonville, Florida, according to Thomas M. Karavakis, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

The Tampa Bay Review, a legal …

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Merrill, WI

September 6, 1999

The Foto News, a 17,300 free circulation newspaper, has been sold by L. James O’Day to Add Inc., a Wisconsin corporation with publishing and printing interests in ten states, according to Tom Karavakis, Bolitho-Cribb & …

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Grand Rapids, MI

August 17, 1999

Mr. and Mrs. John Badoud Jr. have sold the stock of Badoud Communications, Inc. to Advance Publications, Inc. (Newhouse Newspapers) of New York, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the Badouds …

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Lander, WY

July 15, 1999

The Wyoming State Journal, a twice-weekly 7,200-paid circulation weekly has been purchased by the owners of the daily Riverton Ranger of Riverton, WY, according to Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates who represented the sellers …

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West Yellowstone, MT

July 13, 1999

The West Yellowstone News has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stevenson and Mr. Angus Thuermer Jr. to Big Sky Publishing, LLC, according to John Cribb and Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates who …

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Osage Beach, MO

July 6, 1999

Mr. Van Anderson, president of Missouri Ozarks Publishing Company, Inc., announced they have sold the corporate assets to Liberty Group Missouri Holdings, Inc., according to John T. Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates who represented the …

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Troy, KS

June 29, 1999

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tetlow have sold the assets of the Kansas Chief, Troy Kansas, to Ethel Mae Foley of Wathena, Kansas, according to Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in …

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New Baltimore, MI

June 28, 1999

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stabile and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stanton have sold the assets of Voice Communications, Inc., New Baltimore, Michigan, to 21st Century Newspapers of Macomb, Michigan. John T. Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & …

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Brattleboro, VT

May 21, 1999

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Miller have sold the assets of Winmill Publishing Company, Inc., Brattleboro, Vermont, to New England Newspapers, Inc., a subsidiary of MediaNews Group of Denver, Colorado. Winmill Publishing Company, Inc. is the …

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Tawas, MI

May 7, 1999

Mr. Berk Smith and Mr. Neal Miller have sold the assets of News-Press Publishing Company, Inc. in Tawas and Oscoda, Michigan, to Community Media Group of West Frankfort, Illinois, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb …

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Brownstown, IN

April 19, 1999

Joe and Judy Persinger have sold the Jackson County Banner in Brownstown, Indiana to Community Media Group, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

The Jackson County …

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Townsend, MT

April 13, 1999

Kate Murphy and Jeff Stoffer have sold the Townsend Star in Townsend, Montana, to Montana Home Town Newspapers, LLC, according to John T. Cribb and Jim Hicks, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who advised the sellers in …

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Libby, MT

April 1, 1999

Mark and June McMahon have sold the Western News in Libby, Montana, to Hagadone Investment Company, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

The Western News is …

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Sheridan, WY

March 26, 1999

The Country Journal Weekly and The Bounty Weekly, both shoppers, have merged their operations in Sheridan, Wyoming. John Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates assisted both parties in this negotiation.

The merged operations are owned jointly by …

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Lake Geneva, WI

February 22, 1999

The Lake Geneva Regional News and The Resorter were purchased by United Communications Corporation.

This announcement was made simultaneously by Donald Bearder, former publisher of both publications, and Howard Brown, president of United Communications Corporation, and …

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Philadelphia, PA

February 16, 1999

Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., publishers of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philadelphia Online, announced today that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a purchase agreement with ProMedia Management, Inc. and its affiliated …

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Columbia Falls, MT

January 10, 1999

Brian and Carol Kennedy have sold the Hungry Horse News in Columbia Falls, Montana, to Lee Enterprises, Inc. In a related sale, Betty Kennedy of Greybull, Wyoming, has sold the Whitefish Pilot in Whitefish, Montana, …

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Indiana, PA

January 4, 1999

Randy and Donna Thomas have sold the Bulletin Board shopper in Indiana, Pennsylvania to American Publishing Company, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

The Bulletin Board is …

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Dallas, TX

November 10, 1998

United Advertising Publications has acquired the publications: Our Kids San Antonio, Our Kids Houston, and our Kids Austin, from Branford Publishing, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the Seller …

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Philadelphia, PA

October 7, 1998

Marks-Ferber Communications, LLC, has purchased the Add, Inc. Pennsylvania Newspaper Group from Add, Inc., a division of Journal Communications, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. John T. Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates represented the seller in this transaction.

The …

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Three Oaks, MI

October 6, 1998

Hollinger International has purchased the Southcounty Gazette & Shopper and a monthly niche publication called The Other Side of the Lake from the Artistic Energy Group, Inc., according to Tom Karavakis of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates …

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Telluride, CO

October 5, 1998

Wick Communications, owner of the Montrose Daily Press and the Telluride Times-Journal, and DP News LLC, owner of the Daily Planet in Telluride, the Morning Sun in Montrose and the Montrose County Shopper, made a …

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Bozeman, MT

September 24, 1998

Pioneer Newspapers, Inc., the parent corporation of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, has purchased the Lone Peak Lookout, a weekly newspaper published in Big Sky, along with the annual Big Sky Guide, according to John T. …

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Wilmington, DE

August 19, 1998

Mr. Rich Ritacco has sold The Newcastle County Shoppers Guide in Wilmington, Delaware to the Salem County Sampler, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented Ritacco in the sale.

The Newcastle County …

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San Rafael, CA

June 5, 1998

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hurd and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Walsh have sold the Classified Gazette in San Rafael, California to a subsidiary of Gannett Co., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Crbb & Associates, who …

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Tehachapi, CA

May 19, 1998

Bill and Betty Mead have sold the Tehachapi (California) News to the Bakersfield Californian daily newspaper, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction. The sale will be …

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Eureka, CA

May 12, 1998

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Pileggi have sold V&P Publishing, Inc., dba the Tri-City Weekly, in Eureka, California to Garden State Newspapers, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in …

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Jacksonville, FL

April 16, 1998

Car Connection Weekly, a division of Target Publications, has been sold to Add, Inc. of Waupaca, Wisconsin, according to Tom Karavakis, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who advised the sellers in the transaction.

Car Connection is a weekly …

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Lapeer, MI

April 16, 1998

Mr. Doug Finkbeiner has sold Booth Publishing Company, dba the Lapeer Buyer’s Guide and the Sanilac Buyer’s Guide, to 21st Century Newspapers, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller …

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Flint, MI

April 1, 1998

Badoud Communications, Inc. has sold Genesee County Newspapers/Flint Advance Newspapers in the Flint, Michigan market to Heritage Newspapers, Inc. of Southgate, Michigan, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in …

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Liberty, NY

March 4, 1998

The Catskill Shopper, Liberty, New York, has been sold by Mrs. Alice Eisenberg to the Liberty Group of Chicago, Illinois, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction.

The …

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Winnemucca, NV

March 3, 1998

The sale of the Winnemucca Publishing Company, owners of a daily newspaper and regional shopper publications in Nevada, has been announced. Jim Hicks and John Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates represented the sellers.

Winnemucca Publishing Company, …

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Los Angeles, CA

February 17, 1998

Wingate Enterprises, Ltd., dba the LA Parent, Orange County Parenting and San Diego Parent, have been acquired by a division of United Advertising Publications, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented …

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Benton Harbor, MI

December 11, 1997

Trade Lines Shoppers Guide has been sold by Dickson Media, Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia to American Publishing Company, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction.

Trade Lines is …

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Somerset, PA

October 1, 1997

Mr. and Mrs. David Reiley have sold the assets of Somerset Newspapers, Inc., dba The Daily American, located in Somerset, Pennsylvania to Schurz Communications, Inc. of South Bend, Indiana, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb …

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Zionsville, IN

July 30, 1997

Thomson Newspapers (TN) acquired the Zionsville Times-Sentinel in a purchase concluded last week, according to John T. Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers Jay and Paula Endress in this transaction.

“It will be …

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Sacramento, CA

July 29, 1997

The sale of the Natomas Journal, a free paper serving more than 20,000 readers in the North and South Natomas area of Sacramento, California, was announced this week by Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, …

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Somerset, PA

July 18, 1997

A letter of intent to sell the assets of Somerset Newspapers Inc. to Schurz Communications Inc. of South Bend, Indiana, has been signed by David and Ronie Reiley, according to John T. Cribb of Bolitho-Cribb …

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Tahoe Vista, CA

June 1, 1997

North Tahoe Weekly has been sold by David Mogilefsky to Dale and Shirley Good of Palomar Community Newspapers in Valley Center, California, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in …

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Arlington, WA

May 20, 1997

The North Snohomish Weekly has been sold by Skagit Valley Publishing Company to Sun Newspapers, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who advised the seller on the transaction.

The North Snohomish Weekly is a …

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Thermopolis, WY

May 8, 1997

The Eastmans’ Journal has been sold by Mike and Roberta Eastman to Lee Enterprises, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who initiated and negotiated the sale on behalf of the sellers.

The Eastmans’ …

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Buffalo, WY

May 7, 1997

The Kemmerer Gazette of Lincoln County, Wyoming, has been purchased by News Media Corporation from Mark and Wendy Steele of Soda Springs, Idaho. The sale of the 2,000 circulation county seat weekly became effective May …

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Raleigh, NC

March 13, 1997

The Spectator Magazine in Raleigh, North Carolina has been sold to Eason Publications, publisher of Creative Loafing, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who assisted with the sale on behalf of Spectator Publications.

Mr. …

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