Paper will con­tinue to fight for re­gion and res­i­dents

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Isis Town & Coun­try news­pa­per will close at the end of the year.

The last is­sue will be on De­cem­ber 22, with the Isis Town & Coun­try of­fice in Childers clos­ing on De­cem­ber 16.

Editor of the NewsMail in Bund­aberg, Craig Warhurst, said it was a sad day for the peo­ple of Childers, Gin Gin and sur­rounds.

“The news­pa­per has been serv­ing the peo­ple of the re­gion since 1982,” Mr Warhurst said.

“The paper has been in the ARM sta­ble of com­mu­nity news­pa­pers since 2006 when it was pur­chased from Wayne Hei­drich.

“In re­cent years there has been a de­cline in the ad­ver­tis­ing rev­enue and paper sales at the ITC.

“Un­for­tu­nately this has made the paper un­prof­itable, forc­ing its clo­sure.”

Mr Warhurst said the NewsMail would con­tinue to cover the Childers/Gin Gin/Woodgate ar­eas and urged res­i­dents and com­mu­nity groups who had stories to con­tact the paper.

In the new year the NewsMail will ramp up its cov­er­age of the re­gion with a new western round in the paper.

Fo­rums will be held at Childers, Gin Gin and Woodgate to show res­i­dents how to con­trib­ute their stories and pho­tos to the paper.

“I know the clo­sure of the ITC will sad­den many in the com­mu­nity, but the NewsMail will con­tinue to fight for the re­gion and keep res­i­dents in­formed,” Mr Warhurst said.

“If any­one has any con­cerns I am more than happy to talk via email or on the phone.”

Con­tact Mr Warhurst via email at craig.warhurst@news-mail.com.au or phone 4153 8520.

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