2011-02-23 / Front Page

Huron County Press and Thumb Blanket announce free county-wide newspaper

By Jane Vanderpoel Publisher

It was 31 years ago, on January 15, 1980, that the Thumb Blanket made its debut in Huron County. The Huron County Press was introduced October 3, 2001, just shy of ten years ago. We are honored to have been welcomed into so many homes over the years. As with all things, time brings change, and it is with much anticipation that we announce our upcoming changes.

We have had many names over the past several decades, as our company and our communities have changed. The Pigeon Progress, The Sebewaing Blade, The Elkton Advance, The Newsweekly, The Harbor Beach Times, Huron County Press and Thumb Blanket are all a part of our identity and who we are. Some of our roots date back to over a century of chronicling the history of Huron County on the pages of our newspapers.

Beginning March 3, 2011, we will begin a new chapter, by combining the Thumb Blanket and Huron County Press into one county-wide community newspaper.

We are combining the best of both publications, offering the full editorial edition at NO CHARGE to each household in the county.

This is a bold step, and one we feel is going to be a welcome change to advertisers and readers alike. It’s a new approach to newspapering. While many publications are cutting reader services, we are gearing up to increase them.

We care about the views of our readers and our advertisers and believe our pages should reflect the communities we serve. With this in mind, we will be shedding our “surnames” and adopting a new name to incorporate the Huron County Press, Thumb Blanket, Harbor Beach Times and Newsweekly identities into one name….The Huron County VIEW.

Each week we will Blanket the Thumb, bringing county-wide and local news stories, birth and wedding announcements, opinion pages, your community calendar, obituaries, features, school sports and events as well as grocery and retail inserts and in-paper advertising.

It’s everything you need in one package, delivered weekly to your mailbox free of charge.

Although you will no longer receive the Thumb Blanket or Huron County Press as individual publications, The Thumb Blanket and Huron County Press are not going away….they are getting better with a new name and a whole new VIEW for Huron County!

Watch for it in your mailbox next week!

We hope you enjoy YOUR new VIEW! We welcome your feedback.

You can contact us by Mail: Huron County View, 55 Westland Drive, Bad Axe MI 48413 (Same Location); by Email: hcpeditor@mihomepaper.com or by Fax: 989-269-7730 or by Phone: 989-269-9918.

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