ILLINOIS WEEKLY SHUTS DOWN

By: Staff Reports

Dallas City Gets Smaller


The Dallas City (Ill.) Enterprise has ceased
publishing after 113 years, according to a report in The Hawk
Eye of Burlington, Iowa.

Susan Kempher, publisher and editor of the weekly paper, said
that advertising had dropped off and no longer covered the $345
cost of printing and postage. Kempher, who has owned the paper
since 1986, plans to mail readers a rebate of their $14-a-year
subscription.

Kempher attributes the closure to the town’s downsizing which has
included the city’s only grocery store, its lumber yard, a flower
shop, and a caf? shutting down. The high school is scheduled to
close in May.

The Enterprise had a paid circulation of 2,100.



Copyright 2001, Editor & Publisher.

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