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Shaw Media Acquires Weeklies
Shaw Media acquired Illinois-based Record
Newspapers, Inc. which includes the Ken-
dall County Record in Yorkville, the Ledger-
Sentinel in Oswego, the Plano Record and the
Sandwich Record, as well as affiliated websites.
“We are proud to welcome The Record
Newspapers to our growing portfolio of family-
owned, community-focused media opera-
tions," Shaw Media President John Rung said.
"We look forward to continuing the Farrens'
tradition of quality local journalism, while
expanding the Ledger-Sentinel’s and Record’s
presence through digital formats."
Heidbreder In Traverse City
executive Paul Heidbre-
der has joined the
Traverse City Record-
Eagle (Mich.) as its new
Heidbreder is a
manager and publisher
in Michigan, Maine, Il-
linois, Indiana and Iowa.
He has been involved in the news business
since before his professional career started,
since his parents owned the weekly Blissfield
Advance in southeastern Michigan.
The Western Michigan University graduate
most recently served as publisher of the Ames
Tribune in Ames, Iowa. Before that, he was
publisher and regional manager for GateHouse
Media in Adrian.
Chappell Named Publisher
Lisa Chappell, a
executive, has been
named publisher of
the Gainesville (Texas)
Daily Register, a CNHI
Chappell is currently
publisher of Herald-
Banner Publications. As
a senior publisher, she
will continue in that role, as well as serve as
publisher of the Gainesville Daily Register.
"Lisa is one of our company's best publish-
ers, and we are delighted that she will be taking
on the additional responsibility as publisher in
Gainesville," said Steve McPhaul, chief operat-
ing officer of CNHI.
Heatherly Moves to Kansas;
The McClatchy Co.
has named Roy Heath-
erly as president and
publisher of The Wichita
Heatherly, a native
of Wichita, replaces Kim
Nussbaum who left the
Eagle to become vice
president of advertising
with McClatchy at its Sacramento headquar-
Heatherly comes to the Eagle after serving
as publisher and advertising director at The
Jackson Sun in Tennessee.
Scott Schurz Jr. named to new role
with Schurz Communications
Scott Schurz Jr.
has been promoted
to the position of vice
president of human
resources and corporate
development for Schurz
will retain some of
his duties under his
former position as vice
president of corporate
Schurz began his employment with Schurz
Communications, Inc. (SCI) in 1993 as a
sports writer for The Herald-Times in Bloom-
ington, Ind. Over the course of his career, he
has worked in various sales, circulation and
management positions for SCI, the South Bend
Tribune, WSBT-TV, WSBT-AM and WNSN-FM.
He also was the general manager for spe-
cial publications at the Tribune in February
2003. Two years later, in January 2005, Schurz
became assistant publisher at The Advocate-
Messenger in Danville, Ky.
Crittendon Named G.M.
tions has selected Carol
Crittendon as its new
general manager and
regional sales director
for the Williston Herald
and Sidney Herald in
North Dakota. She has
served as publisher for
the Sidney Herald since
October of 2014. In her
new role, Carol will manage sales, distribution
and production efforts in both Williston and
Most recently, she was the advertising
director at The Daily Herald, another Wick
Communications newspaper in Roanoke
Rapids, N.C. She holds a degree in journalism/
mass communications from the University of
“This is a natural step for Carol, and we’re
fortunate to have her experience in print and
digital sales in our region” Wick Regional
Publisher Randy Rickman said. “The MonDak
region is an excellent development opportu-
nity for any executive because of its diversity in
business and workforce.”
Lee Enterprises appoints
director of communications
whose career includes
nology, finance and
advertising, has been
promoted from the St.
to the corporate office
of Lee Enterprises. He
succeeds Dan Hayes, who has retired as a vice
president after 45 years with Lee.
Scott Schurz Jr
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