2005 Weekly Newspaper Transactions Aug.-Dec.

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By: E&P Staff

Here is the list of weekly newspaper transactions that occurred August 2005 through December 2005. For a list of dailies please see page 15 in the January 2006 issue of E&P.

If you have news of a sale not reported here, send it to jsaba@editorandpublisher.com.


ARKANSAS
The Times, Little Rock, 7,800
Seller: Dave and Kitty Chism
Buyer: Stephens Media Inc.
Broker: Cribb & Associates

Gurdon Times, 1000
Seller: HarborPoint Media
Buyer: Liberty Group Publishing
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Nevada County Picayune, 1,900
Seller: HarborPoint Media
Buyer: Liberty Group Publishing
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Maumelle Monitor, 2,800
Seller: Dave and Kitty Chism
Buyer: Stephens Media Inc.
Broker: Cribb & Associates

CALIFORNIA
Los Gatos Weekly-Times, 20,300
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

Saratoga News, 9,200
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

Cupertino Courier, 19,000
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

The Sunnyvale Sun, 36,000
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

The Campbell Reporter, 18,000
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

Willow Glen Resident, 20,800
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

Rose Garden Resident, 10,000
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

Almaden Resident, 21,000
Seller: Silicon Valley Newspapers
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Not listed

Valley Post and Valley Times, Anderson, 2,989
Seller: North Valley Newspapers
Buyer: E.W. Scripps
Broker: Knowles Media Brokerage Services

COLORADO
The Norwood Post, 1,100
Seller: Womack Publishing Co.
Buyer: Liberty Group Publishing
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Bent County Democrat, La Junta, 1,900
Seller: Womack Publishing Group
Buyer: Liberty Group Publishing
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Fowler Tribune, La Junta, 1,100
Seller: Womack Publishing Group
Buyer: Liberty Group Publishing
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Crested Butte News Chronicle & Pilot, 5,200
Seller: Not listed
Buyer: Robb Hicks and Gary Stevenson
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

FLORIDA
Cedar Key Beacon, Levy County
Seller: Connie Anne Raftis
Buyer: Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.
Broker: Not listed

ILLINOIS
Waukegan Times, 4,500
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Wadsworth News, 1,400
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Gurnee Press, 4,000
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Grayslake Times, 4,500
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Libertyville News, 2,300
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Mundelein News, 2,700
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Antioch News, 4,100
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Lake Villa Record, 2,500
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Lindenhurst News, 2,200
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Round Lake News, 4,100
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Fox Lake Press, 4,600
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Wauconda Leader, 3,200
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Market Journal, Grayslake, 79,000
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Great Lake Bulletin, Grayslake, 20,000
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Midwest County Peddler, Grayslake, 3,700
Seller: The Schroeder Family
Buyer: Shaw Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

KANSAS
Gridley Gleam, 420
Seller: Not listed
Buyer: Dave Parker
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

MASSACHUSETTS
Andover Townsman, 7,700
Seller: The Rogers Family
Buyer: Community Newspapers Holdings Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

The Haverhill Gazette, 6,113
Seller: The Rogers Family
Buyer: Community Newspapers Holdings Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Derry Weekender, Boston, 23,900
Seller: The Rogers Family
Buyer: Community Newspapers Holdings Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

The Barnstable Patriot, Hyannis
Seller: Cornerstone Communications Inc.
Buyer: Ottaway Newspapers Inc.
Broker: Not listed

MINNESOTA
Employment News, St. Paul
Seller: S&J Multimedia
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

MISSOURI
The Albany Ledger,
Seller: Terry Holub
Buyer: Don and Christy Groves
Broker: John E. van der Linden

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Derry News, 7,000
Seller: The Rogers Family
Buyer: Community Newspapers Holdings Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Carriage Towne News, Kingston, 35,400
Seller: The Rogers Family
Buyer: Community Newspapers Holdings Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

NEW JERSEY
The Jewish State, The Jewish Journal, The Speaker, Highland Park, 50,000
Seller: Jewish Record Inc.
Buyer: Bluefish Publishing Co.
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

NEW YORK
Adirondack Express, Old Forge
Seller: Not listed
Buyer: Amsterdam Publishing
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

TENNESSEE
Lewisburg Tribune, 2,500
Seller: The Hawkins Family
Buyer: Rust Communications
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Marshall Gazette, Lewisburg, 2,500
Seller: The Hawkins Family
Buyer: Rust Communications
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Marshall County Shopper, Lewisburg, 15,000
Seller: The Hawkins Family
Buyer: Rust Communications
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

TEXAS
The Highlander, Marble Falls, 3,200
Seller: American Consolidated Media
Buyer: Next West Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Burnet Bulletin, 3,390
Seller: American Consolidated Media
Buyer: Next West Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Kingsland Current, Marble Falls, 900
Seller: American Consolidated Media
Buyer: Next West Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Llano Buzz & County Journal, 4,300
Seller: American Consolidated Media
Buyer: Next West Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Big Lake Wildcat
Seller: Mr. and Mrs. David Werst
Buyer: Randy Mankin
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

VIRGINIA
Sun Gazette, Arlington, 20,000
Seller: Better Built Group Inc.
Buyer: American Community Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Sun Gazette, McLean, 30,000
Seller: Better Built Group Inc.
Buyer: American Community Newspapers
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

The Loudoun Easterner, Ashburn, 67,000
Seller: Estate of Beth Miller
Buyer: Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.
Broker: Cribb & Associates

Coalfield Progress, Norton, 7,330
Seller: Jenay and Michael Tate
Buyer: American Hometown Publishing
Broker: Cribb & Associates

The Dickenson Star, 5,880
Seller: Jenay and Michael Tate
Buyer: American Hometown Publishing
Broker: Cribb & Associates

The Post, Big Stone Gap, 4,126
Seller: Jenay and Michael Tate
Buyer: American Hometown Publishing
Broker: Cribb & Associates

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