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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019 The Grand Island Independent www.theindependent.com BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 1H November 3, 2019 Spotlight Business Get local news, local savings and more - anytime, anywhere! $13.00 per month Home Delivery In Print, Online & Mobile 308.382.1000 www.theindependent.com Includes complete access to theindependent.com, including news, obits, sports, features and more The Platte Valley Inde- pendent published its first edition on July 2, 1870. It later was renamed the Grand Island Independent and it became a daily paper in 1884. In the 149 years since the Independent was first pub- lished the Grand Island In- dependent has grown into more than a newspaper. Today, the Independent has a large presence on the internet, with theindepen- dent.comwebsite reaching a worldwide audience. Inaddition, the Indepen- dent reaches a large audi- ence through social media with a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter. The Independent feels that it’s important that peo- ple in Grand Island, Hall County and throughout Central Nebraska have a strongdailynewspaper that is keeping an eye on gov- ernment, reporting on weather events, natural di- sasters and on what is go- ing on in communities. The Independent reaches 13 counties in Central Nebraska. Another important part of the Independent’s cover- age is sports. High school teams play a big part in a community’s identity and in the life of the commu- nity. The Independent re- ports on the results of games that may be at home or on the road. Inaddition, the Indepen- dent provides extensive cov- erage of Nebraska sports including theHuskers’ foot- ball, volleyball, basketball and baseball teams. Over the years the Inde- pendent’s advertising offer- ings have grown alongwith its expansion to amore dig- itally-focused product. In addition to advertising on theindependent.com, the Grand Island Independent can provide targeted and comprehensive digital ad- vertising solutions, includ- ing Google products. Seth and Maggie Mob- ley began the Platte Valley Independent in 1870 and it remained in their control until 1883. FredHedde then owned the paper until it was pur- chasedbyagroup ledbyAu- gust F. Buechler. In 1910, the Independent moved into a building at 113 N. Locust. In 1930, the paper was sold to Stauffer Publications. The Independentmoved into its current location at First and Cedar Streets in 1957. The Independent be- gan printing a Sunday pa- per in 1979 and became a morning publication in 1992. In 1993, a major remod- eling of the Independent building was completed. In the last 25 years, the Independent has had sev- eral owners includingMor- ris Communications, Gate- house and the Omaha World-Herald. The Independent is now part of the Berkshire Ha- thawayMediaGroup,which also includes the Omaha World-Herald, York News- Times, KearneyHub, North Platte Telegraph, Scotts- bluff Star Herald and doz- ens of other papers in the southeastern and central United States. To subscribe to the Grand Island Independent, either through a print or digital subscription, call (308) 382-1000. The Indepen- dent can also be read on the internet at theindependent. comand can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. Your Grand Island Independent Behind the scenes: Press Control Board, Press, Distribution (Top to Bottom)

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