Courier-Tribune Newspaper Debuts

courier tribune logoOn Feb. 23, the Courier-Tribune combined the more than 170-year legacy of community reporting of three sister publications — The Kearney Courier, Liberty Tribune and The Smithville Herald — after more than a decade of collaboration among the trio.

With offices in Kearney and Liberty, its nearly 8,000 weekly circulation serves these two cities, Smithville and the surrounding communities with local community, education, government and sports news —in print and online.

In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Courier-Tribune also produces various specialty publications. These include community guides for visitors and residents such as Living In Clay County, as well as the annual Lake Pilot guide to Smithville Lake. Northland Family is a regular addition to the paper the first week of each month.

Other custom publishing pieces, including many glossy specialty publications like the Kearney Amphitheater Guide, are also produced by the Courier-Tribune.

The Courier-Tribune, in conjunction with its sister publication Gladstone Dispatch, conducts the Best of the Northland contest each year, recognizing more than 300 businesses, organizations and individuals selected by newspaper readers as the best in their fields. Write-in voting is conducting in the spring, and winners are announced at an awards reception and in a special publication in the summer

The Courier-Tribune is a division of News-Press & Gazette Co., a multi-generation, family-owned company based in St. Joseph.

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