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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 5, 2016

Keokuk, Fort Madison papers sold to Illinois-based company

Nov 07, 2016

KEOKUK (AP) — Brehm Communications Inc. says it has sold two Iowa daily newspapers to an Illinois-based company.

San Diego-based Brehm says the sale of the Daily Democrat in Fort Madison and the Daily Gate City in Keokuk became effective last week. They were purchased by Community Media Group, which is based in West Frankfort, Illinois. The deal includes Brehm’s Bonny Buyer shopper publications and the Hancock County Journal-Pilot in Carthage, Illinois.

The terms were not disclosed.

Community Media Group operates daily and weekly newspapers, shoppers, magazines and websites in several states, including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York.

Brehm owns daily, weekly and shopper papers and niche publications in Arizona, California and Utah.

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