The Daily Nonpareil

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The Daily Nonpareil
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
PublisherThomas Schmitt
Managing editorCourtney Brummer-Clark
News editorMike Brownlee
Director of InteractiveSusan Payne
FoundedMay 2, 1857; 165 years ago (1857-05-02)
Headquarters300 West Broadway, Suite 108
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
CountryUnited States
OCLC number12895103

The Daily Nonpareil is a daily newspaper serving Council Bluffs and a 10-county area of southwest Iowa.

The Daily Nonpareil is southwest Iowa's largest newspaper.[1] It was founded on May 2, 1857.[2]

The paper was acquired in 2011 by Berkshire Hathaway, when it bought the paper's then parent, the Omaha World-Herald and its other subsidiary newspapers in Kearney, Grand Island, York, North Platte, and Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[3] The World-Herald acquired partial ownership in 2000 and full ownership in 2007.[4]

In 2020, Lee Enterprises purchased BH Media Group's newspapers. This purchase included The Daily Nonpareil, the Clarinda Herald-Journal, the Shenandoah Valley News Today, the Logan-Woodbine Twiner, and the Denison Bulletin-Review. On March 16, 2020, Lee officially took over as The Daily Nonpareil's parent company.

Unusually, the paper made a dual-party endorsement in 2016, endorsing both Bernie Sanders and John Kasich, as the best-qualified nominees of the two major parties.[5]

From 1965 to 2000, it was owned by several newspaper chains,[6] including Thomson Newspapers[7] and MediaNews Group.[8]


  1. ^ "The Daily Nonpareil". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  2. ^ "About The Council Bluffs nonpareil". Library of Congress. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Paper's sale is vote of confidence".
  4. ^ "Timeline: The Omaha World-Herald's 150-year story". Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Our View: Two strong standouts in Iowa Caucuses". Daily Nonpareil. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  6. ^ "NONPAREIL SALE RAISES EYEBROWS – Editor & Publisher". Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April - Transactions". Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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