We Remain Committed To Local News


For the past 168 years, the staff at The Journal-News, and its predecessors have been dedicated to bringing Montgomery County the most up-to-date local news.

From happy news, like births and weddings, to not-so-happy news, if it’s important to you, then it’s important to us. Our publisher, Mike Plunkett, always says one of the greatest compliments we ever receive is when someone refers to the newspaper as their own.

In the wake of the spread of COVID-19 virus, we remain committed to bringing you that same level of current, factual news each and every issue. Our staff talks to local officials, like the county sheriff and the health department administrator for the latest updates.

The governor has temporarily changed the Open Meetings Act, allowing public bodies to meet by phone or virtually, instead of in-person. Our staff will continue to keep up with those government bodies and keep you informed of the latest news.

We will continue to publish twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays, and you can sign up for a subscription mailed to your house or digitally as well. 

Although times have changed and the way society gets it news has changed, we still strive to be the place you come for news about Montgomery County. You won’t find much on national or international news in our paper, but you can find out what’s happening in your own community. Our staff strives to be factual, and not sensational. We strive to report the news and support local community efforts to make Montgomery County a great place to live.

Over the next few weeks, we will keep you covered on the latest news about school, church and other event closings. We will let you know how you can get involved in the relief efforts. We will continue to share stories of hope and joy. 

And we will still be there when this passes standing for the values of a free press and democracy that makes our country great.


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