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For more than 79 years, Northeast News has served as the independent voice of Historic Northeast Kansas City.

“We plan to continue our tradition of advocating for the Historic Northeast community,” Publisher Michael Bushnell said. “We are full of excitement moving in to the New Year.”

Northeast News dates back to 1932, founded during the Great Depression.

During WWII, news of area soldiers fighting in both the European and Pacific theaters of the war filled the pages of Northeast News.

In 1956, Tom Patton and Leron Hill purchased the paper and continued to produce community news for the Northeast community. Then, in 1976, Terry and Mary Brock purchased Northeast News and relocated it from St. John Avenue to 6612 Independence Ave. Later, it moved back to the 4600 block of St. John Avenue.

Under the Brocks, the business expanded by adding typesetting services, partnering with a local print shop to provide printing services.

During the 1980s and 1990s, the newspaper became a local shopper circular with little coverage given to community news.

In 1998, Bushnell and his wife, Chris Adams, purchased the paper with the goal of steering it back to the quality news source it had once been.

The newspaper office relocated to 5715 St. John Ave. in 2001 and still operates there today.

As a member of the Missouri Press Association, the paper has won a number of awards for excellence in Journalism, photography, page design and general excellence in news reporting.

Along with staff and ownership changes over its 76 years, the newspaper has seen technological shifts with the times. In 2005, the Northeast News website was launched at www.northeastnews.net. To keep up with the social networking trend, Northeast News created a Facebook page (Kansas City’s Northeast News) and can be followed on Twitter at NortheastNewsKC.

The Northeast News staff thanks the community for embracing the independent publication for 76 years and looks forward to many more.

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