CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Randy List of Greencastle, Indiana, is the new Publisher and part owner of the Le Mars Daily Sentinel, as well as the Cherokee Chronicle Times and weekly newspapers in Remsen, Kingsley, Anthon and Correctionville.
"I'm truly excited for this opportunity to move back closer to my South Dakota family and to these great communities," List said. "I look forward to getting to know people and becoming part of the communities."
List will continue his work as a Regional Vice President for Rust Communications, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and his responsibilities include overseeing other Rust newspapers in Iowa, as well as one in Nebraska and one in Idaho.
List will remain Publisher and part owner of the three Indiana newspapers - the Greencastle Banner Graphic, Greene County Daily World, and the Brazil Times.
His Regional Vice President responsibilities have previously included overseeing the afore-mentioned newspapers in Northwest Iowa, including the Cherokee Chronicle Times.
Associate Publisher/Editor Paul Struck, and Associate Publisher/Advertising Manager Troy Valentine will continue in their respective roles at the Chronicle Times; however, they become Associate General Managers as List assumes the Publisher's position.
List served as both a Regional Vice President for Rust Communications and interim Publisher of the Daily Sentinel, Chronicle Times, and area weeklies following the resignation in July of former Publisher Tom Stangl. Stangl and his wife, Diane, accepted newspaper positions in Amery, Wisconsin.
List started his career for his hometown paper in Yankton, S. D., in 1974, as a proofreader in the advertising department.
He was promoted to Regional Vice President with Rust Communications in 2010.
"I've held various positions over my career in South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and California before moving to Greencastle in Indiana," List explained.
"I understand the importance of our papers in these communities, and I will continue to improve on what is already a good foundation," he said. "We are the main source for what is happening and the news in our communities, and we need to be diligent in making sure we provide that information."
List's family will join him in Le Mars by relocating from Indiana later this year.
Together, List and his wife Kathleen have four children. Daughter Emilie, her husband Mike and granddaughter Stella live in Fishers, Ind.; his son Phil is an attorney in Indianapolis; and daughter Katie and son Kevin live at home and currently attend Greencastle schools.
Kathleen is administrative coordinator for libraries at DePauw University in Greencastle.