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Founded in 1872 by father-son Isaac M. and Isaac T. Brown, The Republic is one of the oldest family-owned newspapers in the country. The Republic has been recognized scores of times by state and national organizations for achievements in news reporting, advertising and circulation, including winning the coveted Kent Cooper Award from the Indiana Associated Press in 2009 for service to the community following a major flood. The Republic also prints and distributes dozens of specialty publications including She, Columbus Parent, Discover Columbus, Prime Time, The Business Connection and Enjoy! Print products are augmented by an extensive Web presence at Seven days a week The Republic focuses on its unique role as the provider of in-depth coverage and analysis of local news affecting the lives of readers in Bartholomew and surrounding counties.

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Home News Enterprises

Home News Enterprises, L.L.C. in Columbus, Indiana, is a family-owned media company with properties located throughout Indiana.

Home News Enterprises publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.

HNE Operating Philosophy

In each community and region we serve, Home News Enterprises is committed to being the most trusted and comprehensive source of information and largest community marketplace. We do this through producing products that inform, compel, engage, entertain and create forums for debate and interactive thought for our customers. These products, in turn, create market places that bring buyers and sellers together. We generate revenues through selling our information and marketing services. As the dominant community media outlet, we have a responsibility to help improve the quality of life in each community in which we serve; because together, we will mutually prosper.

Jeff Brown
HNE President

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