Paper will continue to fight for region and residents
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4153 8520.