MMC purchases Kewaunee County Star News
GREEN BAY – Multi Media Channels (MMC), the parent company and owner of the Merrill Foto News, has added another newspaper to their family of publications. On March 27, 2023, MMC purchased the Kewaunee County Star-News from Gannett Co., Inc.
MMC CEO Patrick Wood said that the company plans to invest heavily in local news there, covering school and municipal events.
“Local is the most important part of what we do,” he said. “We believe strongly that consistent, honest reporting of everything local in Kewaunee, Luxemburg, Casco, and Algoma will enrich the vibrancy of our region as well as making our governments even stronger through open and honest accountability.”
The publication will also be transitioned to U.S. Mail delivery, with a 10,000-copy circulation. The publication will operate out of the Green Bay Press Times office.
MMC began its work in community newspaper publishing in Denmark, Wis., in 1953. Under the leadership of its founder, Frank Wood, the business expanded into other markets. Today, the company remains in the Wood family, owned and operated by both family members and employees, publishing more than 30 print publications, including 22 weeklies and 17 digital channels that serve the central, northern, and eastern regions of Wisconsin.