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Cuba Free Press/Steelville Star – new website

December 7, 2007

• Cuba — Three Rivers Publishing Co., publisher of the Cuba Free Press and the Steelville Star/Crawford Mirror, has a new website:
Free Press editor Chris Case said the website may contain more content than is printed in the newspapers, and it will be updated frequently.
Publisher Rob Viehman said, “This website is going to truly turn us into a daily newspaper.”
Staffers will be able to update the website from remote locations. The site will be able to offer video.
A web developer in Steelville helped Three Rivers Publishing design and launch the new site, Viehman said.


Kansas City Star – Melissa Hernandez

December 7, 2007

• Kansas City — Melissa Hernandez, an advertising account rep for The Kansas City Star, was struck by a hit-and-run driver early in August in Overland Park.
She suffered serious head, neck and spinal injuries. She was taken by air ambulance in early September to Craig Hospital in Denver. The hospital is known for its work with severe spinal cord injuries.
Hernandez has no feeling below her neck.
Police are still looking for the vehicle involved in the accident.

The LaBelle Star folds after 125 years of service

September 30, 2007

After nearly 125 years of serving Lewis County, The LaBelle Star ceased publication with its Sept. 26 issue. “It’s really a heartbreaking thing for us to do,” said publisher Mike Scott, who, along with his wife, Sue, bought The Star, The Edina Sentinel and The Media in Kahoka in 2003 from Hazel Bledsoe Smith.
“The sad reality is that it costs much more each week to publish, print and mail The LaBelle Star than it brings in,” Scott said. “We have been losing money with The Star since we bought it, and it’s just time to let it go.”
The newspapers in Edina and Kahoka continue in operation. Subscribers were offered subscriptions to the Edina or Kahoka paper or a refund.
The Star had circulation of about 600 in a community of about that many in the northeast corner of the state.