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March 18, 2020 -  In an effort to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to ensure the health and well-being of KPC Media Group Inc. employees, CEO Lou Phelps announced March 18 that all newspaper offices would be closed to the public effective March 19 and until further notice. Media companies are listed as essential businesses under Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s recent stay-at-home order.

KPC Media Group staff continue to be at work throughout the day, providing services to subscribers and customers, but walk-in traffic is restricted. The closure affects all current KPC Media Group offices in Kendallville, Auburn, Angola, Fort Wayne and Columbia City.

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly staff will still be available via the company’s main phone directory at 260-426-2640 or by email during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, as well as circulation staff available 7-10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday (260-347-0400, ext. 1221) to address delivery problems or other issues.

Patrons needing to pay for their subscriptions can either pay online through their account dashboard at fwbusiness.com; call and pay via debit or credit; or mail payments to their newspaper office. Mailing addresses can be found in each paper’s masthead box included in every edition.

Local governments or other customers needing to provide legals can send them electronically to legals@kpcmedia.com.

Residents, organizations or governments needing to submit editorial content or story ideas can do that either by using the Submit News link on fwbusiness.com, emailing llong@kpcmedia.com or reaching out directly via phone or email to the publication editor in your community.

Home delivery of newspapers will continue daily and no changes in service are expected at this time. Every KPC Media Group newspaper is available online in an e-edition format for subscribers at kpcnews.com, fwbusiness.com, infortwayne.com and inwhitleycounty.com.

Our newspaper editors are also reminding readers that they can find real-time and breaking news online at those websites — including under the new COVID-19 section on the front page — as well as stories posted throughout the day to both the KPC News and individual newspaper Facebook accounts.

Our staff remains committed to staying on top of all the local news in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange, Steuben, Allen and Whitley counties as well as the Business Weekly extended coverage area and providing the most up-to-date and important information about current happenings with coronavirus and other topics.

We appreciate your support of our publications during this time and we ask that you share our well-reported, well-vetted, accurate and timely local news with your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and community.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during these temporary office closures.

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