The Star (Auburn)

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The Star
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) KPC Media Group
Publisher Terry G. Housholder
Editor David R. Kurtz
Founded January 1, 1871 (1871-01-01), as The Auburn Courier[1]
Headquarters 118 West Ninth Street,
Auburn, Indiana 46706, United States
  • 6,904 daily
  • 6,127 Sundays in 2012[2]
Sister newspapers
OCLC number 15698269

The Star is an American daily newspaper published in Auburn, Indiana. It is owned by KPC Media Group.

It covers the city of Auburn and all of DeKalb County in northeastern Indiana.


The weekly Courier, founded in Auburn in 1871, established a daily edition, The Daily Courier, in 1894.[1] This newspaper merged with the Auburn Dispatch (formed 1874) to become The Evening Star in 1913.[3]

The merged paper remained locally owned until 1968, when it was purchased by Nixon Newspapers of Wabash, Indiana. Kendallville Publishing Company, owners of the Kendallville News-Sun in adjoining Noble County, bought The Evening Star in December 1971. KPC added a Sunday edition on March 12, 2000, and converted the daily paper to morning publication seven days a week on April 6, 2009, shortening its name to The Star.[3]

Sister papers[edit]

The Star is one of three daily newspapers published by KPC Media Group; the other two, both of which cover adjoining counties, are The Herald Republican and The News Sun.

The company also owns several monthly publications in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and three weekly newspapers, two of which complement The Star in DeKalb County:

  • The Butler Bulletin, serving Butler and eastern DeKalb County, founded by Joe Shelton in 1976 and purchased from him by KPC in December 2005.[3]
  • The Garrett Clipper, serving Garrett and southern DeKalb County, founded in 1885 by A.J. Little and H. E. Little and sold to KPC by Wayne and Pat Bartles on Oct. 1, 1999.[3]


  1. ^ a b "About The Auburn Courier". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "About Us — KPC Media Group Inc.". Retrieved June 20, 2012. 

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