Squibb Media buys Monett Times, to merge with Lawrence County Record

Locally owned newspaper publishing company Squibb Media has purchased The Monett Times newspaper, effective July 1, 2024. Beginning with the July 3, 2024 issue, The Monett Times will be a part of the Lawrence County Record newspaper, the flagship of Squibb Media, located in Mt. Vernon.
The Times will no longer be a stand alone title, it will be continued within the pages of the Lawrence County Record.
“Lawrence County Record and continuing The Monett Times” will be the new title of the weekly product that will now cover Barry County and Lawrence County.
Coverage of Monett news will have prominence within the pages of the Record. Monett content won’t be minimized to a section of the paper, but will be found throughout.
Longtime Monett Times reporter Murray Bishoff will also make the move to the Record, bringing with him his Monett area beats, as well as decades of journalistic professionalism highly valued by Squibb Media.

Subscribers to The Monett Times will have their subscriptions honored as Record subscriptions for the duration of the subscription. The annual rate for a local subscription to the Record is $36.04, far cheaper than the $80 annual subscription rate of the Times. Online subscriptions will be honored, as well.

Advertisers in The Monett Times will be graciously welcomed into the Record fold. Readership of the Record is more than triple that of the Times—roughly 2,500 more readers—making the change greatly beneficial for advertisers, not only demographically but geographically. Monett advertisers will now be able to reach into all of Lawrence County, through the Record; and also into Greene County if advertising in the Extra, the shopper inserted into all Squibb Media papers.

Legal notices run weekly in the Lawrence County Record. The Record will continue to offer full publication of legal notices of all kinds to Monett and Barry County readers.

Squibb Media
Squibb Media, 312 S. Hickory Street, Mt. Vernon, also publishes the Greene County Commonwealth, which covers western Greene County, including Ash Grove, Republic and Willard. Also published by the company, is the previously mentioned Extra, a weekly shopper inserted into the company newspapers with a circulation of more than 7,500 recipients.

Connection magazine
The popular Connection magazine, currently on hiatus, will remain on hold for the foreseeable future. Its return, however, is an expectation of those at Squibb Media, who look forward to bringing the product back—potentially as an online offering.


Info box:
Lawrence County Record and continuing The Monett Times
Phone: 417-466-2185
Fax: 417-466-7865

Office hours (312 S. Hickory Street, Mt. Vernon)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

General: thepaper@lawrencecountyrecord.com
Circulation: circulation@lawrencecountyrecord.com
Sales: recordadvertising@lawrencecountyrecord.com
Legals: notices@lawrencecountyrecord.com
Obituaries: notices@lawrencecountyrecord.com



Lawrence County Record

312 S. Hickory St.
Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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