Main Street Media Acquires Blue Hill, NE Leader

Main Street Media (MSM) has added the Blue Hill (Neb.) Leader its stable of community newspapers, all of which are located in a three-state area consisting of Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Rollie Hyde, of W. B. Grimes & Company represented the sellers, Darren and Cassie Ivy. The Ivy’s will continue to publish their other nearby properties including the Doniphan (NE) Herald. Blue Hills is the fourth Nebraska newspaper to become a member of the MSM group. The others are located in Red Cloud, Franklin and Alma. Jack Krier, president of MSM, in announcing the purchase of the Leader stated: We are very pleased to add the Leader to our list of publications, and are very confident it will continue to be a leading source of information for Blue Hill and the surrounding community. The acquisition brings to 26 the number of community newspapers owned by MSM. In addition to the newspapers, the firm also owns six shoppers. Kansas newspapers owned by MSM are located in: Phillipsburg, Smith Center, Lebanon, Downs, Cawker City, Osborne, Plainville, Ellis and Russell. Missouri newspapers owned by MSM are located in: Carrollton, Lexington, Higginsville, Norborne, Alma, Glasgow, Windsor, Cone, Alma, Glasgow, Windsor, Cole Camp, Lincoln, Osceola, Rich Hill, Appleton City and Humansville.

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