Sept. 15, 1989
Newsleader becomes independent
by Editorial Staff
The St. Joseph Newsleader, previously published by courtesy of First State Bank of St. Joseph, has recently become an independent newspaper.
The newspaper will continue to be published every other Friday and distributed free of charge through the U.S. Postal Service to residents of the greater St. Joseph area.
Newsleader Editor Janelle Von Pinnon has assumed the duties of publisher as well as editor. She will be assisted by Stuart Goldschen, a St. Joseph freelance writer and regular contributor.
While primary support for the Newsleader will continue to come from local advertising, additional revenues are needed to cover the costs of publication. Recipients of the paper are being asked to contribute voluntarily for the annual cost of printing and delivery of their copies.
Voluntary subscription rates begin at $13 per year for 26 issues. Additional contributions are welcomed and highly appreciated. The names of voluntary subscribers will be published in each issue of the Newsleader.
Subscription checks should be made payable to the St. Joseph Newsleader and mailed to the Newsleader, P.O. Box 324, St. Joseph, Minn. 56374.
Newsleader readers are reminded they will receive a copy of each issue free of charge, whether they contribute voluntarily or not. The management and staff are hopeful, however, that the community will help make the paper successful.
“The Newsleader is a new and promising voice for the people of St. Joseph,” Von Pinnon said. “It is the primary medium for local news, advertising and feature information, and a dedicated partner in community development.
“We are newcomers on the way to becoming a tradition, but can do so only with your help. We are asking for voluntary subscriptions in the hope we can meet our costs and continue to publish. Your support will determine our future.”
Von Pinnon said information for publication in the Newsleader should be submitted at Herk’s Restaurant in downtown St. Joseph or sent to the above mailing address. Business or news information by phone should be directed to Janelle Von Pinnon or Stuart Goldschen at 363-7741.
photo by Editorial Staff
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