MMC acquires Peshtigo Times

GREEN BAY – Multi Media Channels (MMC) (the owner of the Merrill Foto News and other newspapers throughout Wisconsin) has acquired the Peshtigo Times and Times Saver.
“We are excited to assume Chuck Gardon’s stewardship of these publications,” said MMC CEO Patrick Wood. “We intend to strengthen and enrich the community by continuing to provide strong reporting on local news and sports and powerful advertising options for retailers and employers. It is our intention to sustain Chuck’s family legacy through the years to come by maintaining, and if possible exceeding, the high standards of journalistic integrity and customer service they set during their tenure.”
The Peshtigo Times can be traced back to 1867, when it was known as the Peshtigo Herald and was the first weekly newspaper in Peshtigo. The Herald was succeeded by the Peshtigo Argus, which was then renamed the Peshtigo Times in 1894. The publication was purchased by Leo J. Pesch Sr. in 1929, whose family continued operations through the next two generations.
“I want to thank all of our loyal readers, advertisers, and particularly our employees since 1929 who have helped us to this point,” Gardon said.
“I am pleased to be turning over this newspaper to the Wood family, which has roots in Marinette County and has built a reputation for printing accurate and unbiased information while building its network of respected local newspapers in various parts of Wisconsin.”
MMC began its work in community newspaper publishing in Denmark, Wisconsin, 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 33 weekly and four monthly print publications and 27 digital channels that serve the central, northern, and eastern regions of Wisconsin.

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