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16 12, 2014

Burnes Promoted to Managing Editor of Williston Herald

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00December 16th, 2014|

We are pleased to announce that Jerry Burnes has been appointed Managing Editor at the Williston Herald. Burnes moved to Williston in July of 2012 from Wilmington, Ill., after completing his master’s degree in communications at Northern Illinois University that May. He has been at the Herald for two years and has most recently served as the Interim Managing Editor. Burnes said he is honored by the appointment [...]

25 11, 2014

Taylor hired as new advertising director of The Daily Herald

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00November 25th, 2014|

Baretta Taylor joined The Daily Herald as its new advertising director on Monday, and with him, he brings more than a decade of valuable experience. Taylor has been in the newspaper business for 16 years, and was previously an advertising director with Gatehouse Media and a marketing/sales director with Womack Publishing. The Daily Herald Publisher Titus Workman said he is excited to have Taylor on board and looks [...]

24 11, 2014

Francis Wick named publisher of the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00November 24th, 2014|

Wick Communications President and CEO Tom Yunt announced Friday the company has accepted the resignation of long-time Herald/Review publisher Phil Vega and appointed Francis Wick to the position. Vega’s resignation is effective Jan. 31, 2015. “Phil has graciously agreed to work with Francis to ensure a smooth transition period through the end of January, 2015. The company appreciates Phil’s years of dedicated service and his continued cooperation in [...]

30 09, 2014

Mike Shepard and Randy Rickman Named Wick Communications Regional Publishers

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Wick Communications is pleased to announce two additions to their executive leadership team. On October 1, 2014 President and CEO, Tom Yunt, announced the hiring of Michael Shepard and Randall (Randy) Rickman as Regional Publishers for Wick Communications. Both executives have extensive backgrounds in the newspaper industry. Michael Shepard Michael Shepard Prior to joining Wick Communications as Regional Publisher, Michael Shepard served as Senior Vice President [...]

30 09, 2014

Daily Iberian kiosk gets notice at annual Sugar Cane Festival

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Daily Iberian Ad Manager Bill Heirtzler, from left, Managing Editor Jeff Zeringue, Business Manager Mandy Seneca and Circulation Manager JP Poirier were on hand Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Children's Parade in downtown New Iberia. The group handed out about 300 packages that consisted of a free fair guide, Friday edition of The Daily Iberian and offer for a free [...]

23 09, 2014

Daily Iberian publisher/ad manager cleans up

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Daily Iberian Publisher Will Chapman, left, and Advertising Manager Bill Heirtzler wash cars for Advertising Department staff on Friday, Sept. 19. The gesture was in thanks for the department surpassing the sales goal by almost 50 percent on the annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair special publication. At first, Heirtzler said Chapman would wash the car of the top salesperson if they surpassed the goal, but because [...]

23 09, 2014

Nogales International wins 13 awards at state contest

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , |

From left: Priscilla Bolaños, graphic designer; William Wilczewski, sports editor; and Curt Prendergast, reporter, show off the awards won at the Arizona Newspapers Association annual convention last weekend in Scottsdale. Photo/Jonathan Clark Staffers from the Nogales International, collectively and individually, won a total of 13 awards during the Arizona Newspapers Association annual convention last weekend in Scottsdale – including eight first-place prizes. In the ANA’s 2014 [...]

22 09, 2014

Today’s News-Herald earned four statewide first-place awards in ANA’s 2014 Better Newspapers Contest

2014-10-01T17:34:41+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , |

Today’s News-Herald earned four statewide first-place awards for news and advertising quality in annual Arizona Newspapers Association contests last weekend. The newspaper earned a top award for departmental reporting and newswriting excellence, and an additional first-place award for editorial page excellence. It competed against non-metropolitan dailies with circulation under 25,000 in such cities as Yuma, Flagstaff, Prescott, Sierra Vista and Casa Grande. The departmental awards are judged on [...]

22 09, 2014

The Sierra Vista Herald/Review captures 17 state awards

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , |

PHOENIX -- The Sierra Vista Herald/ Bisbee Daily Review took home 17 awards in the Arizona Newspapers Association’s Better Newspapers contest. It was a really good night for the photo staff as Mark Levy and Beatrice Richardson swept the multimedia storytelling category with Levy taking first for his “The Miners” video, Richardson taking second for her feature on “Carlos” and Levy placing third for his video of Dorothy [...]

22 09, 2014

The Green Valley News won ten first-place awards in ANA’s 2014 Better Newspapers Contest

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , |

First place, Best News Photograph: “Cactus down!” by Regina Ford. The Green Valley News won 10 first-place awards and 20 overall in its circulation category at the Arizona Newspapers Association Better Newspapers/Excellence in Advertising contest, including first place in General Excellence. The awards were handed out Saturday night in Scottsdale. "We are so proud that the Arizona Newspaper Association has recognized the wonderful work our editorial [...]

9 09, 2014

Saints-Falcons bet ‘ties’ up Iberian managing editor

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 9th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

NEW IBERIA, La. — Daily Iberian reporter Horace Holloman III oftentimes arrives at work in a good mood, ready to start the day, but there was a little more spring in his step as he approached the managing editor's office the morning of Monday, Sept. 8. Managing Editor Jeff Zeringue, however, was fit to be tied ... Atlanta Falcon tied, that is. A friendly wager between Holloman and Zeringue [...]

8 09, 2014

Ron Lee named Wick Communications Chief Financial Officer

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00September 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Ron Lee, Chief Financial Officer of Wick Communications Mr. Ronald J. Lee was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Wick Communications Company on September 1, 2014. As CFO, Ron will be responsible for all financial and accounting functions of the corporation. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ron joined Wick in July 1995. He has previously held company positions of Staff Accountant, Assistant Controller, [...]

5 09, 2014

Carol Crittendon promoted to Publisher in Sidney, Montana

2017-05-02T13:49:07+00:00September 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Wick Communications is pleased to announce the promotion of Carol Crittendon to Publisher of the Sidney Herald in Sidney, Montana. Crittendon, who is currently the Advertising Director of the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, will assume her new duties Oct. 1. Crittendon just celebrated 18 years in the newspaper business. She started her career in the Seattle area with the former King County Journal Newspapers, where she was a [...]

28 08, 2014

2014 Iberia Parish Sugar Cane Jamboree Coaches’ Luncheon

2017-05-02T13:49:07+00:00August 28th, 2014|

NEW IBERIA, La. — Artie Liuzza didn’t show any of the signs of nervousness he professed for speaking in front of large groups Wednesday, delighting a packed room with tales of his team’s lack of football knowledge at his inaugural appearance at the Iberia Parish Sugar Cane Jamboree Coaches Luncheon held at Landry’s Cajun, Seafood and Steakhouse in New Iberia. Liuzza edged Jeanerette Senior High coach Ananias Johnson, [...]

9 07, 2014

The Sierra Vista Herald/Review was among those winners in NNA’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest

2017-05-02T13:49:07+00:00July 9th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The newspaper took a Third Place, Best Environmental Story, Daily & Non-daily Division, circ. 9,000 or more. Entry Title: Where has all the water gone?. Judges' Comments: "Great writing, tons of info presented in clear graphics and sidebars, good organization. Excellent and vital work." The newspaper also qualified in the General Excellence category and won either a first, second, third or honorable mention. Winners in this category will be [...]

3 07, 2014

Roanoke Rapids Earns a 1st Place in NNA Awards

2017-05-02T13:49:14+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

​​The National Newspaper Association just announced the winners of their 2014 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. ​The Daily Herald, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina earned a First Place, Best Sales Promotion Section or Edition, Daily Division for its Prospectus Magazine. Prospectus is an annual magazine focused on business and industry in Halifax County, NC. It is published by The Daily Herald in partnership with Halifax County [...]

26 06, 2014

Congratulations to Tyler Bell of the Williston Herald for the winning photo in May!

2017-05-02T13:49:14+00:00June 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

MEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH FOR NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, debris is seen scattered after a tornado hit in Watford City, N.D., the day before. Authorities say at least eight trailers were destroyed when the twister tore through a camp where oil field workers stay. Nine people were injured, including a 15-year-old girl critically. When waves of workers began spilling [...]

2 06, 2014

Nogales journalists win 7 prizes in statewide contest

2017-05-02T13:49:16+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nogales International reporter Curt Prendergast displays his award for second runner-up in the Community Journalist of the Year category at Saturday’s Arizona Press Club party in Phoenix. Photo/Elise Bajohr Staffers from the Nogales International won seven awards in the Arizona Press Club’s annual Best in Arizona Journalism contest, including prizes for immigration, investigative, human interest and business reporting. Reporter Curt Prendergast and managing editor Jonathan Clark [...]

16 05, 2014

Capital Journal wins 16 awards in AP Great Plains contest

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00May 16th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Sports editor Wade LaRoche’s action shot of Pierre Governors quarterback Alex Gray diving over the goal line in the first round of the class 11AA playoffs won first place in the sports action photo category. The Capital Journal newsroom has won 16 awards in the 2014 AP Great Plains competition, including four for first place. The competition is among newspapers in South Dakota, North Dakota and [...]

5 05, 2014

DN staff won 35 awards in newspaper contest

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00May 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

By Daily News Staff The staff of the Daily News received 35 awards at the North Dakota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, with nine first-place awards in the small daily division. “We had a great year at the contest, pulling in more awards than we’ve had in a long time,” said Kathleen Leinen, managing editor of the Daily News. “I’m very proud of our efforts. We don’t write [...]

5 05, 2014

Williston Herald receives many awards at convention

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00May 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

This photo Jerry Burnes took during the Blast celebration last year won first place in the outdoor recreation photo. The Williston Herald received 48 awards from the North Dakota Newspaper Association during the NDNA Convention on Friday in Bismarck. The Herald collected 12 first-place awards and two special awards from the NDNA. The paper also earned a second-place award in general excellence. Advertising Manager Wanda Olaf [...]

5 05, 2014

Half Moon Bay Review wins for best front page, layout, cartoon

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00May 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The Half Moon Bay Review won three first prizes in its classification at the May 3 California Newspaper Publishers Association luncheon in San Jose, Calif. The newspaper took top honors for Best Front Page, a category that considers writing, story selection, headlines, photos, layout and graphics. The Half Moon Bay Review was honored with several awards on May 3 – including the prize for consistently having [...]

25 04, 2014

Suzanne Schlicht Elected To Wick Communications Board of Directors

2017-05-02T13:49:22+00:00April 25th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Suzanne Schlicht Suzanne Schlicht, Chief Operating Officer (COO), The World Company, Lawrence, Kansas, has been elected to the board of directors of Wick Communications Co. Schlicht, is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The World Company, Lawrence, Kansas, as well as COO of WorldWest, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Local Media Association (LMA) and is active throughout the newspaper industry. Schlicht [...]

23 04, 2014

Rebecca Bradner named publisher of the Green Valley News and the Sahuarita Sun

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Rebecca Bradner Rebecca Bradner has been named publisher of the Green Valley News and the Sahuarita Sun. She also will be co-publisher of the Santa Cruz Valley Sun. Bradner brings a wealth of experience on the advertising side of digital and print media with career stops that include the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Monterey (Calif.) County Herald, Pulitzer Community Newspapers in St. Louis, and Tucson. Bradner said [...]

18 04, 2014

Welcome back Laura Kurtz!

2014-04-18T16:23:26+00:00April 18th, 2014|

Laura Kurtz will be our new Green Valley Circulation Manager. She started as a carrier at the Sierra Vista Herald in 2001 and worked her way up to District Manager then promoted to Circulation System Manager with Wick Communications. She later moved to Tucson to join Madden Media in 2007 ranging from Media Director to Business Analyst. Congrats Laura Kurtz. Green Valley here she comes!

17 04, 2014

10/13 Communications to acquire Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business

2014-04-17T23:09:35+00:00April 17th, 2014|Tags: , |

TUCSON, AZ – [April 17, 2014] – Wick Communications has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell its Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business publications to 10/13 Communications. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is representing Wick Communications in the transaction. Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business are the leading alternative [...]

7 04, 2014

Argus Observer names new managing editor

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00April 7th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kristi Albertson Kristi Albertson is the new managing editor of The Argus Observer and the Independent-Enterprise. Albertson, 31, has been with the Argus since Jan. 14, when she started as the paper's assistant editor. She had been on the job for a little more than a week when editor Scott McIntosh announced he had been hired as editor of the Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa. “I am [...]

27 03, 2014

News brief for L’Observateur (LaPlace, LA)

2014-03-27T16:33:59+00:00March 27th, 2014|

An agreement for sale of L’Observateur (LaPlace, LA) by Wick Communications of Sierra Vista, Ariz. has been reached in principle.  Work to complete the transaction is underway.  The buyer will be a newly formed Louisiana entity, LaPlace Newsmedia, LLC. LaPlace Newsmedia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), will publish L’Observateur, its website and all affiliate publications. CNL also owns nearby newspapers in Mississippi including The Picayune [...]