The Prairie Star newspaper is published much like a communal quilt. You know, the ones where lots of people come together with their various pieces and sew them together into a beautiful quilt.
We’re actually quite historic — dating back to the 1870s, and our roots go back to newspapers located in Cedar Vale, Sedan, Niotaze, Peru, Chautauqua, Elgin, Howard, Grenola, Longton, Moline and Elk Falls.
Over the years, one newspaper would merge with another one until today when the Prairie Star is the lone survivor, serving the entire two-county (Elk and Chautauquau) readership market, plus a few readers in adjacent counties.
We’re published at 226 E. Main, Sedan, and we have Julie Beckley working in that office. She is the face you see and the voice you see when you contact our office.
The editor of Prairie Star is Jenny Diveley who works from home, and she is your email contact with the newspaper and manages all aspects of the publication.
Jenny writes a popular column, “Pick a Little, Talk a Little,” and also manages the taylornews.org website for all the Taylor newspapers.
Andy Taylor writes sports for Prairie Star. Rudy and Kathy Taylor are publishers of all three newspaper publications and submit their own articles and columns each week.
But many of the articles you see printed in Prairie Star come from caring readers in the communities served by the newspaper. You’ll see their names at the tops of articles they pen, and we consider them to be staff members, too — volunteers who love their communities and want to see their news in print.