Belle Plaine, Oxford newspapers change hands

Posted November 19, 2012

J. Lynn Davis is the new owner of The Bell Plaine News and The Oxford Register in Sumner County.

In a joint statement, current owner Shayleen Casteel and Davis announced the sale of the two newspapers.

Davis is a long-time Belle Plaine resident and a 1980 graduate of Belle Plaine High School. He has been a restaurant and hotel manager and currently delivers the Wichita Eagle. He is a former Belle Plaine City Council member and wrote articles for the News.

Casteel had owned the newspaper since 2006.

Contact information remains the same: P.O. Box 128, Belle Plaine, Kan. 67013; telephone (620) 488-2234; e-mail address The office is at 217 W. Fifth Ave.