Krier retires; names new publisher

Posted June 12, 2014

Frank Mercer is the new publisher of Main Street Media's Kansas and Nebraska newspapers, effective June 1.

He succeeds Jack Krier, who retired. Mercer and Krier have been partners in the newspaper business since 1995.

Mercer has been in charge of the Missouri newspapers in the MSM operation.

"I'm very excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with our outstanding employees in Kansas and Nebraska," Mercer said.

Mercer's wife, Elaine, will be working with him out of the Russell office, just as Krier's wife Kathy did.

The Kriers will move to Warsaw, Mo., but Krier will continue to write his weekly column, "One Man's Opinion," and editorials as well.

"Kathy and I have enjoyed our stay in Russell, but at age 73 it is definitely time for me to slow down," Krier said.