Grant County Herald Independent

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The Grant County Herald Independent is a newspaper printed in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Owned by Morris Multimedia, it is the state's oldest weekly newspaper. The newspaper was first published in 1843 under the name of the Grant County Herald.

Current staff[edit]

David Timmerman - Editor A.J. Gates - Sports Editor Kevin Kelly - Ad Director Jane Lewis and Jessica Steines - Design Team Gloria Landon - Billing Sandy Taylor - Circulation


The newspaper began as the Grant County Herald on Saturday, March 18, 1843, printed by the Schrader, Mallett & Company. The first publisher of the newspaper was J.D. Spalding. A little over a year later, Spalding was joined by James Goodhue, an attorney in Lancaster, who began writing for the newspaper in July 1844, often under the penname of "G." Goodhue would write for the paper for five years, before packing his bags, and moving his family to Minnesota, where he would start his own newspaper, The Minnesota Pioneer, which would become the Pioneer Press, the oldest newspaper in the state of Minnesota.

The newspaper was edited from 1958 to 1960 by Mark W. Hopkins, who later joined the Milwaukee Journal and the US government-run Voice of America. (Source: Milwaukee Journal, July 8, 1989)


The current offices for the Herald Independent, which is where a number of area newspapers are printed, is 208 W. Cherry Street in downtown Lancaster, along the Grant County Courthouse Square. Tours are regularly given, by request, to groups and schoolchildren, featuring modern printing techniques. The telephone number for the office is 608-723-2151.

External links[edit]

[Herald Independent Photos -] - Newspaper photo website - guest password is "herald"