Thursday, 28 May 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Thursday
Low  57°
High 80°
Friday
Low  54°
High 78°
Saturday
Low  50°
High 70°
Sunday
Low  57°
High 76°
Monday
Low  61°
High 83°
Tuesday
Low  63°
High 87°
Wednesday
Low  62°
High 87°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 81°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
High Plains Daily Leader Buys The Southwest Times
12/09/2010

Shawn Yorks

Today, Seward County Publishing Co., the parent company of the High Plains Daily Leader, purchased the Southwest Times from Liberal Publishing Co. Both papers will be combined.

The owners of both organizations said the goal of having one newspaper in Liberal needed to be realized.

“I appreciate all that I have been able to learn while working with the Lancaster family and management,” Daily Leader publisher Earl Watt said. “This could not have been accomplished without their help and support.”

Immediate changes would be that Times customers would be receiving a newspaper daily.

In addition, the new name of the combined publication will be the Leader&Times.

Other combined products will be the Shopper’s Weekly and the Southwest Shopper. This products will be known as the High Plains Shopper’s Weekly. Los Tiempos and El Lider will also be combined and will be called El Lider.

“The Times has been developing name recognition since the 1930s,” Watt said. “It was paramount that we keep that name for historic purposes.”

There will be other slight differences as the papers are combined, and Watt asked for patience from the community during the transition. Subscribers to both publications will continue to receive their newspaper.

“We will do our best to make this a seamless transition and to try to keep the features that readers enjoy,” Watt said. “As always, we invite any of our customers to contact us with any concerns.”

Watt said the transaction could not have occurred without the support of the local community.

“Several people helped make this happen, and we appreciate what they have done,” he added.

The terms of the sale were undisclosed.

© Copyright Leader and Times
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Tornadoes and Hail Hit Southwest Kansas
Plane Crash Kills Western Kansas Man
Liberal Police Department Promotes Officers
NWS Rates Sunday's Tornadoes
Redskins Runner Up in Home Regional
Oil, Gas Valuations Upends County Budgets
Two Tornadoes Touch Down Near Sublette
Redskins Win Baseball Regional for First Time in 23 Years  
Bishop Carroll Makes Quick Work of Liberal
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Edwin Sobalvarro Signs at Friends
Two Tornadoes Touch Down Near Sublette
Liberal's Riley Shoots 87 and Rolla's Huddleston 8th
KSHSAA Adjusts 5A Baseball Schedule Due to Weather
Lopez and Coyos Two Time All Americans in ITA
Kansas Marijuana Bill Hits Roadblock in State Senate
NWS Rates Sunday's Tornadoes
Morton County’s Grassland Heritage Festival set
Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves CNG Plat
Plane Crash Kills Western Kansas Man
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group