Chronicle-Tribune Share

Oct 13, 2022  |  Web Administrator

The Chron­i­cle-Tri­bune was cre­at­ed in 1968 when The Mar­i­on Chron­i­cle (estab­lished in 1865 as an evening news­pa­per) was com­bined with The Mar­i­on Leader-Tri­bune (estab­lished in 1912 as a morn­ing news­pa­per); the papers had pub­lished a com­bined Sun­day edi­tion under the Chron­i­cle-Tri­bune name. It was pub­lished as an all-day news­pa­per with morn­ing and evening edi­tions until the evening edi­tion was elim­i­nat­ed in 1973. The paper was pur­chased by Gan­nett Co. in 1971.

In May 2007, Gan­nett donat­ed the Chron­i­cle-Tri­bune to the Gan­nett Foun­da­tion. On July 2nd, 2007, the paper was sold to Pax­ton Media Group. With the pur­chase, the Chron­i­cle-Tri­bune became the 10th – and largest – Pax­ton prop­er­ty in Indiana.

Said Pub­lish­er, Kel­ly Miller, of the Chronicle-Tribune’s role in the Mar­i­on com­mu­ni­ty, Work­ing, liv­ing, and doing busi­ness in Mar­i­on allows us to help the com­mu­ni­ty. Of course, the news­pa­per is com­mu­ni­ty-mind­ed, and the size of Mar­i­on allows for a direct impact. It is reward­ing because we can see the good and work to bet­ter our surroundings.”

The C‑T recent­ly added a new Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Mor­gan Keller. Mor­gan is an IWU grad with great ties to the com­mu­ni­ty and the col­lege. She is bring­ing a breath of fresh air and a youth­ful­ness that will move the C‑T for­ward into the future,” Miller said.

Speak­ing of the Chronicle-Tribune’s future, Miller added, As times change, we need to con­tin­ue to focus on mov­ing our con­tent to dig­i­tal. We hope our cus­tomers are enjoy­ing our new updates to the e‑edition. We under­stand our role in the com­mu­ni­ty and plan to con­tin­ue for years to come.”

The Chron­i­cle-Tri­bune has two new jour­nal­ism schol­ar­ships in the com­mu­ni­ty: one schol­ar­ship to IWU and one to Tay­lor Uni­ver­si­ty. They are proud to offer bud­ding jour­nal­ists the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the media busi­ness. There will always be a need for jour­nal­ists, and the C‑T wants to pro­mote the news busi­ness and the core of what they do to help the community.

Above all, Miller expressed, We are com­mit­ted to Grant Coun­ty for the long term. Some­day the news may look dif­fer­ent, but it will always be a vital part of a healthy community.”

The Chron­i­cle-Tri­bune is locat­ed at 610 S. Adams Street and may be reached at 765.664.5111.

Sub­mit­ted by:
Kylie Jack­son
Mar­i­on-Grant Coun­ty Cham­ber of Commerce

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