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Sunday, September 22, 2019
  • History
    The history of My Gateway News and more

    My Gateway News
    Gateway Publishing launched My Gateway News on April 5, 2010 to serve as the online news and information source for Elmwood, Spring Valley, Woodville and their surrounding areas. To date, the website (which serves as the brand’s main hub) has received nearly 1,000,000 total pageviews and has an average of 3,000 weekly visitors.

    Gateway Publishing
    Gateway Publishing was founded on November 4, 2004 with the purchase of the Spring Valley Sun and Elmwood Sun-Argus and Woodville Leader newspapers, along with the Valley Values Shopper (also known as the Green Sheet), the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) News (formerly SCAN) and Best Press, a commercial printing division.

    Spring Valley and Elmwood Sun-Argus
    The first issue of the weekly Spring Valley Sun was published on December 16, 1892 by Thurston J. Rostad, and it has been continuously published ever since. Currently, that is over 120 years of independent ownership and publication. Gateway Publishing recognizes the historical significance and community responsibility that ownership of the Spring Valley Sun entails.

    The first edition of the Weekly Elmwood Argus came off the press to serve Elmwood and the surrounding community on December 8, 1921 by Editor and Publisher James A Neill, and has published continuously since. The Argus is the main voice and source of information in Elmwood, and Gateway Publishing is proud to continue that tradition.

    In 2000, Editor and Publisher Duane DeYoung merged the Spring Valley Sun and Elmwood Argus to become one publication known as the Sun-Argus. However, the two brands still retain distinct identities and postal permits. Gateway Publishing brought full color photography to the pages of the Sun-Argus for the first time in the July 17, 2005 edition and has continued to publish color photographs since.

    The Village of Spring Valley, the Towns of Cady, Spring Lake and Wilson all use the Sun-Argus for the publication of Public Notices, along with the Spring Valley School District and Pierce County. The Village of Elmwood and Elmwood School District use the Sun-Argus for the publication of their Public Notices as well.

    Woodville Leader
    The weekly Woodville Leader began serving Woodville in 1929 and was first owned by the Lowater family, who at the time also published the Spring Valley Sun. For many years, it was published by Woodville's dynamic Art Best, who also founded Best Press printing. The Woodville Leader has been continuously and independently published since its inception.

    The Village of Woodville, the Town of Baldwin and the Baldwin-Woodville School District trust the Woodville Leader with their Public Notices. The Woodville Leader is also in the rotation of St. Croix County newspapers who receive, for one year, each in turn, the official publication of the Public Notices for St. Croix County.

    Gateway Publishing brought full color photography to the pages of the Woodville Leader for the first time in the July 17, 2005 edition and has continued to publish color photographs since. The company is honored serve Woodville, the Baldwin-Woodville School District and St. Croix County readers.


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