Category Archives: Member News

Three former WNA members to join Milwaukee Press Club Media Hall of Fame

The Milwaukee Press Club will recognize six journalists and posthumously honor two others during its Media Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. Among the honorees are three journalists with ties to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. They are Garry D. Howard, Damien Jaques and the…

Death Notice: Oliver Dewey Williams

Oliver D. Williams, 89, former managing editor of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, died at his home in Middleton on Aug. 26. Williams was a graduate of Wild Rose High School and the University of Wisconsin journalism school. He served in the Army. After graduation, he worked as a reporter at the Waushara Argus and…

Lindblad returns to Waunakee as new assistant editor

The Waunakee Tribune welcomed an assistant editor to its staff. Peter Lindblad, former sports editor and reporter, has accepted the position and new role. Lindblad had a brief hiatus from the paper then returned to begin his new position. Lindblad will cover the Waunakee Community School Board and the Town of Westport, and write features…

Death Notice: Janet Flaherty

Janet Catherine Leahy Flaherty, who with her husband, the late Mike Flaherty, owned the Milton Courier for more than 30 years, died Tuesday. She was 85. Janet was born in 1932 in St. Paul, Minn., and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1952. She taught school in San Diego, where she met Mike, a…

Stegman will lead all USA TODAY NETWORK newspapers in Wisconsin

Chris Stegman, president of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will be assuming leadership duties for all Wisconsin newspapers owned by Gannett, including 10 newspapers in northeast and central Wisconsin, the company announced Wednesday. Pamela Henson, president of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, is leaving the company to become the senior vice president of sales for the Chicago Tribune….

Ray joins Monroe Times ad staff

Lance Ray recently joined the staff at the Monroe Times in its advertising department. He will serve as an advertising development representative. Ray is no stranger to the community. He served as the manager of the Minhas Distillery for five years. Prior to that, he spent five years teaching physical education and health at the…

Thompson hired as Kenosha News city editor

Daniel Thompson has been hired as city editor at the Kenosha News. In that role, Thompson will oversee the local news operation during the day Monday through Friday. He succeeds Janine Anderson, who left the News to pursue other endeavors last month. A native of Racine, Thompson, 28, spent most of his childhood in Kenosha,…

Massingill named editor of the Monroe Times

Emily Massingill has joined the staff of the Monroe Times as its editor. Massingill has been a freelance writer for the Monroe Times and other publications for the last four years. Prior to that, she was the editor of The Gazette of Pecatonica and Winnebago, Ill., and the Tempo of Byron, Ill. Massingill has a…

Miller joins Democrat Tribune

Janelle Miller, a Boscobel native, has been named the editor of The Democrat Tribune in Mineral Point. Miller succeeds Sara Lomasz Flesch, who stepped down as the editor, but will continue to report on the city council and write features. Miller majored in English literature at Viterbo University in La Crosse and was the editor…

Woodward to acquire West Branch Communications

DUBUQUE, IOWA – Woodward Communications, Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa, announced Sept. 22 that it will acquire West Branch Communications of Mount Vernon, Iowa, from Jake Krob and Stuart Clark. The sale of the company is scheduled to close on Sept. 29. The newspaper group will become part of WCI’s Community Media Division, which consists of…