Leader Spirit

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TypeWeekly newspaper
Founded1965, 2008
Headquarters254 Main Street, P.O. Box 490, Dresden, Ontario, N0P 1M0

The Leader-Spirit is a community newspaper serving the communities of Dresden, Bothwell and Thamesville, Ontario. Its first issue was published on Dec. 31, 2008. The Leader-Spirit is a tabloid and is a paid paper that goes to about 2,000 subscribers. The Leader-Spirit is an amalgamation of the Dresden Leader and the Spirit of Bothwell.


The Leader was founded on Sept. 16, 1965 by Gord Clauws and Ted Misselbrook, and was originally known as the North Kent Leader. The Spirit of Bothwell was founded in April 1992 by Jim Kish. The Leader-Spirit's publisher is Dean Muharrem, and the reporter-photographer is April Colby.

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