Jackson County Banner

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Jackson County Banner
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)AIM Media Indiana
Founder(s)William Frysinger
EditorAubrey Woods
HeadquartersBrownstown, IN

The Jackson County Banner is a local newspaper serving Jackson County in the U.S. state of Indiana, first published in April 1896. It is published semiweekly in Brownstown.[1]. The newspaper is currently owned by AIM Media Indiana, who purchased the company from Community Media Group in 2016[2].

The Jackson County Banner was founded by William Frysinger April 1, 1869, and sold seven months later to Henry M. Beadle. Less than a year later, Beadle sold the newspaper back to Frysinger. This newspaper went back and forth among owners until 1896 when Frysinger's widow inherited the paper after his death. In 1898 the editor of the paper, Andrew J. Brodhecker, bought the business and later passed it down to his sons. By 1973 a family by the name of Pesta owned the newspaper and changed it from a weekly newspaper to a semiweekly newspaper on April 15, 1974.[3][4]


  1. ^ "The Brownstown banner". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  2. ^ Reports, Staff. "Owner of Democrat purchases The Jackson County Banner". Brown County Democrat. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ Miller, John W. (1982). Indiana Newspaper Bibliography. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. p. 182.
  4. ^ History of Jackson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. : Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory and the State of Indiana. Unigraphic Incorporated. 1886.