The Southeast Iowa Union is expecting big changes as 2023 gives way to the new year. According to a letter sent to their subscribers, beginning January 2nd, 2024, the Southeast Iowa Union will begin releasing a paper twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday, rather than a new edition every week day.
Economic pressures are the listed reason for this change, as they believe it is “unsustainable” to continue printing five days a week.
Other changes that come with this impact the way readers find information. Obituaries will now be published online as they are received. They will still be in the physical paper on Tuesday and Thursday. Sports stories will be posted after the contest, and a full version will follow in the print edition. Dear Abby and daily comics will be phased out, but the puzzles will continue in the newspaper.
New rates will appear on the next renewal notice.