Chamber Ambassadors welcome new publishers

The Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's Club made a stop to welcome new Mississippi Valley Publishing publishers Bill and Steve Helenthal on Friday. Steve is second from left in the front row and Bill is fourth from left.







FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador Club paid a visit to the new publishers of Mississippi Valley Publishing on Friday morning at the Fort Madison Daily Democrat offices.

The group was welcomed by Steve and Bill Helenthal, who are the new publishers of the Fort Madison Daily Democrat, Keokuk Daily Gate City, Hancock County Journal-Pilot, the Bonny Buyer and Lee and Hancock County Shopper. The two are long-time shopper publishers, owning and operating the Lee County Shopper and Lee and Hancock County Shoppers prior to taking over operations of the other newspapers when Brehm Communications Inc. of San Diego sold the papers to Jody Perrotto of West Frankfort, Ill. in November.

The two showed the ambassadors around the facility and Bill Helenthal informed the group that the newspaper will be going back to five days a week in the near future.

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