The Kemmerer Gazette of Lincoln County, Wyoming, has been purchased by News Media Corporation from Mark and Wendy Steele of Soda Springs, Idaho. The sale of the 2,000 circulation county seat weekly became effective May 1.
News Media Corporation, which is headquartered in Rochelle, Illinois, operates eight other community newspapers in Wyoming as well as papers in California, Arizona, Illinois, and West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Steele, who also publish the Caribou County Sun in Soda Springs, Idaho, had owned the Kemmerer Gazette since 1984. The sale was negotiated by Jim Hicks of Bolitho-Cribb & Associates.