Prairie News shifts circulation

Paper mailed to all Galva addresses starting April 5

By Jim Nowlan
Starting with the April 5 edition, The Prairie News will shift a portion of its free circulation from Princeville city households and Princeville Rural Routes 2 and 3 to all mail addresses in Galva and in ZIP code 61434 .
The Elmwood-based Weekly Post will continue to serve all Princeville households that will no longer receive The Prairie News.

“It doesn’t make good business sense for two similar newspapers to duplicate coverage in the same community,” said Jeff Lampe, publisher and part-owner of both publications. “We can better serve advertisers by circulating to new readers to the west. And this shift north to Galva and the Kewanee area make sense for The Prairie News, which has always covered Stark County and territory north.”

“The Prairie News will continue to go into all households in Princeville Rural Route 1, which is north of that community and serves an area that is in the Stark County 100 School District,” added Lampe.

Any readers in areas where The Prairie News will no longer circulate may subscribe to the newspaper for $25 for the coming year, which is 50 percent off the regular price. Contact Pam Wulf at (309) 286-4444 to begin a subscription.

In addition, additional copies of the Prairie News will be available free for pick up at Princeville “drop spots” at EB Buildings & Lumber Co. and Wineinger’s Country Feed & Supply.

As part of this change, The Prairie News will expand its coverage of Galva news, including school happenings, sports, local board and council meetings, obituaries and features. Reporter John Pulliam has been assigned to Galva. Contact him at (309) 337-5323.

Lampe said The Weekly Post and The Prairie News combined now have 100 percent coverage of much of “the land between the interstates” (I-74, I-80 and the Illinois River). The Weekly Post goes to 9,000 households each Thursday and the Prairie News reaches 7,000 households. Advertising in one or both publications blankets large swaths of central Illinois for area businesses and organizations.

For information on advertising opportunities, contact

Pam Wulf at (309) 286-4444 or contact her at [email protected]

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