Larry and Sharon Hiatt, publishers of the Columbus News-Report, have announced their acquisition of the Cherokee County News-Advocate and SEK Voice from Gannett Co., Inc.
The Cherokee County News-Advocate is published in Baxter Springs.
Both the News Report and the News-Advocate serve Cherokee County and will be combined into the News-Report. The last issue of the News-Advocate will be published Wednesday, March 17.
“We have built a respected newspaper in Columbus and are currently serving many readers in Baxter Springs and the rest of Cherokee County,” Hiatt said. “With our three-times per week publication the intention is to add a news and sports department in Baxter Springs and make the News-Report a more informative and entertaining publication for the entire county.”
The News-Report is the official newspaper of Cherokee County, Columbus, Baxter Springs, Roseland, West Mineral and Scammon.