Effective the first week in February, the Mexico Ledger will be reducing its print frequency from two days a week to one day.
As a well-informed newspaper reader, you’re aware of inflation and rising costs with every visit to the grocery store or other items you purchase. The economic ripple has also been felt by this publication.
In the past year, we have been impacted by much higher newsprint costs and multiple postage increases. We have been told to expect two postage increases annually for the foreseeable future by the United States Postal Service.
Effective the first week in February, the Mexico Ledger will be reducing its print frequency from two days a week to one day, publishing only on Wednesdays. The final Saturday publication was Jan. 27, 2024.
News will continue to be published daily at mexicoledger.com, with the print edition distributed in the mail every Wednesday. We encourage print subscribers to take advantage of free online access by visiting our website or calling our office to set up an online account.
While the frequency of the print edition is changing, our commitment to covering news, sports, events and more remains a priority for our staff and company. Our dedication to local, community journalism is unwavering.
The results will be a better and much larger Wednesday edition, jam-packed with the news and sports coverage you want and deserve, including your favorites from the weekend edition. Also, we have some exciting improvements planned with the launch of Studio Audrain.
This change in print frequency will be accompanied by a reduction in your subscription rate moving forward. If your current subscription expires in April or May, your subscription will be extended by two months. For subscribers who expire in June or later, your expiration will be extended by three months.
Moving forward, in-county subscriptions will cost only $45 per year and out-of-county/state subscriptions will be $65.
We recognize this change will be unpopular to some of our readers. But since purchasing The Ledger in 2020, we promised a publication with a more local focus and doubled our staff. We strive every week to publish a newspaper that features local names and faces and keeps you informed and entertained. Your subscription and support from advertisers help us fulfill that goal by making sure we have staff on hand to write and cover the local stories that matter in our communities.
Please know this was not an easy decision to make, but one that will make sure The Ledger continues to record the history of Audrain County for years and decades to come.
We thank you for your continued loyalty and support and look forward to serving you in the future.