Rust Communications has purchased the daily Evening World newspaper in Bloomfield, Indiana from the Miles family, according to John Cribb of Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in this transaction. A weekly newspaper, The Bloomfield News, was also included in the sale.
Randy List, publisher of three other Rust newspapers in Greencastle, Brazil, and Linton, Indiana, will also be the publisher of the Bloomfield newspaper. Christ Pruett, general manager of the Linton Daily Citizen, will also be the general manager of the Evening World.
With this latest acquisition, Cape Girardeau-based Rust Communications has 17 daily newspapers, 28 paid-circulation weekly newspapers, and several other publications and niche products in seven states.
Cribb & Associates is the oldest publishing brokerage firm in the United States with offices in Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Florida.