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Aurelia Star changes ownership

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Change of ownership - Francene Leonard (left) of Neff Publications congratulates Cindy Hanner (right) on her purchase of the Aurelia Star weekly newspaper. Photo by Barb Messerole
Steamin' Flamingo Ink has announced its purchase of the Aurelia Star from Neff Publications of Holstein, owned by Francene Leonard. Steamin' Flamingo Ink is owned by Cindy Hanner of Quimby.

Hanner has become a familiar face around Aurelia during the last year while she has worked for the Aurelia Star. She is a member of the Aurelia Kiwanis Club and the Sunset Knoll Legion Auxiliary. She, her husband, Lyle, and daughter Beth reside in Quimby. Lyle is employed by Hallett Materials. Beth is a lifeguard at the Aurelia Swimming Pool and will also help at the Aurelia Star.

"There will be some changes to the way the Aurelia Star looks," Hanner commented, "but we will continue to focus on Aurelia, its citizens, school events, businesses, and alumni. Aurelia is a friendly, welcoming community."

Hanner gained her newspaper experience while working for the Cherokee Daily Times and The Chronicle. She has spent several years working as an independent graphic designer, and hopes to continue offering those services, which include designing invitations, announcements, menus, business cards, and advertising.

If subscribers or advertisers have any questions, they may call the Aurelia Star office in Aurelia at 434-2537. The office is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is an answering service for messages when no one is in the office.

"We try to keep regular office hours," Hanner expained, "but sometimes have to leave the office to take photos, attend meetings, and cover events. We hope people are patient with this situation if they stop at the office and no one is there."

The Aurelia Star is located on the north side of the Aurelia City Hall beside the water tower. The door is marked by a large star.

"We really appreciate the support the Aurelia Star has received from the City of Aurelia, area businesses, residents, and subscribers. Without that, having a hometown newspaper would be impossible," Hanner concluded.



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