KPC Media Group, Inc, publisher of The Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, headquartered in Allen County, announced this week that the company is moving its three free, monthly newspapers to paid weekly community newspapers.
In May, KPC transitioned The Aboite News from a free, monthly publication to a paid community newspaper, as well.
The company will now have five weekly newspapers in Allen County, including The Northwest News, which covers the news of the rapidly growing Huntertown area in Perry Township.
All five community newspapers will be under the umbrella of KPC Media Group’s IN|Fort Wayne publications, with breaking news published daily at www.infortwayne.com.
The newspapers are mailed on Wednesday or Thursdays to paid subscribers and select non-subscribers, and are for sale on local newsstands.
The new titles are The New Haven News, The Leo-Cedarville News and The Dupont Valley News.
Their news coverage will include stories about local government and school happenings, as well as high school sports, feature stories to spotlight the best parts of each of the Allen County townships covered, plus obituaries, legal notices, and classified advertising … “all the regular features found in a quality, local newspaper,” according to Lou Phelps, CEO.
Daily breaking news will continue to be posted daily on www.InFortWayne.com and sent out to readers of the company’s “Daily Breaking Newsletter,” which is available for free on the website. “Be sure to follow our Facebook page, too, for news and alerts,” Phelps said.
Special editorial and advertising sections will be new features of the weekly newspapers, as well.
The news team behind the weekly newspapers are Garth Snow, editor of The Leo-Cedarville News, The New Haven News and The Aboite News; Louis Wyatt, editor of The Dupont Valley News and The Northwest News (Huntertown); Megan Knowles, editor of The Region, which includes KPC Classifieds; and Nicole Minier heading up regional sports planning.
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A new feature of the newspapers will be a Classified Advertising section, managed by Audrey Hiebel. She can be reached at our office at 260-426-2640, ext. 3303.
The newspapers will sell for $1 a week at local newsstands being opened up in June in places such as CVS, Walgreens and Krogers. All editions are also for sale at InFortWayne’s office at 3306 Independence Drive, off Goshen Road.
“We’re very pleased to make this investment in locally owned journalism to serve Allen County,” Phelps said, helping each of our diverse neighborhoods of Allen County continue to build on their sense of community.”
“Many of our local advertisers have asked for this change, as have our schools and other government officials. We know that outstanding high school sports coverage will also be of great interest,” she added.
KPC Media Group, Inc. is owned by the Witwer family of Kendallville, publishers of three daily newspapers, The News-Sun, The Star and The Herald Republican.
To submit community, school, worship or business news, contact the editor:
• Garth Snow at 260-426-2640, ext. 3321, or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Louis Wyatt at 260-426-2640, ext. 3323, or email@example.com
• Megan Knowles at 260-426-2640, ext. 3358, or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Nicole Minier at 260-615-4059 or email@example.com
The editors welcome news on military service, college graduations, awards, major anniversaries, wedding announcements, etc. There is no charge.