Friday, January 23, 2009

Local paper closes after 30+ years

A weekly newspaper that's covered the Elk Rapids community since the mid-1970s published its last edition.

The Town Meeting in Elk Rapids, published by Up North Publications Inc. and owned by Journal Register Co., is closing its doors and is among several JRC publications around the country shuttered in recent months.

The shutdown was disclosed to readers in a two-sentence advertisement that appeared on page 2 of Thursday's final edition:

"Today marks the final issue of the Town Meeting. We appreciate your loyalty over the 30-plus years the Town Meeting has served your community."


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