Kansas Newspaper to End Publication

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DERBY, Kan. (AP) _ The Daily Reporter in the Wichita suburb of
Derby is shutting down after 47 years.

GateHouse Media Inc. owns the newspaper and announced the closing in a story posted Thursday on the newspaper's Web site and
in its Thursday-Friday edition.

The story said ``market forces, challenges specific to the newspaper industry and the loss of a major revenue stream have overwhelmed the newspaper's ability to continue with a profitable business model.''

The Daily Reporter's final edition will be published Feb. 17. The company said the closing will directly affect six employees.

GateHouse Media Inc. is based in Fairport, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester. The company is one of the nation's largest publishers of community newspapers.

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