Delta News-Citizen

Delta News Citizen to merge with The Dunklin Democrat

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Delta News Citizen will merge with the Dunklin Democrat, effective January 1, 2018. The Delta News Citizen office in Malden will remain open until Wednesday, Dec. 27, at which time the operation will relocate to the Kennett office. However, a drop box for payments from current subscribers will remain at the Malden office.

This merge is an exciting opportunity for both newspapers and their readers to strengthen and increase the news in the region. Customers currently receiving the Delta News-Citizen will receive a newspaper on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at no extra charge through Jan.31.

“By merging the two publications, readers in Malden will be able to receive more local news in a more timely manner,” stated Dunklin Democrat Regional Manager Mike Smith. “We are excited about this merger, and feel like the residents of Malden will see an increase in local news as a result.”

The new publication will be called the Delta Dunklin Democrat, and will continue to feature the obituaries, columnists, news stories, sports, public records, photographs, calendar items and advertising that readers of the Delta News Citizen have always relied on.

Trina Bell will continue to provide in-depth news coverage of Malden and surrounding areas, while Dustin Ward and Cody Tucker will provide readers with an enormous amount of local sports coverage.

Along with these features readers can enjoy columns such as From the Stacks, a weekly column written by Julie Orf from the Dunklin County Library and Deliberations from Dorris, an editorial appearing in the Saturday edition of the DDD and written by editor, Jeff Dorris, featuring a wide range of local news topics and observations.

Other regular features include the NIE, School Zone, The Answer Man, Chef’s Corner offering baking and cooking tips as well as favorite recipes sent in from readers.

Along with these informative and entertaining segments is the Thursday edition of the Delta Dunklin Democrat which will feature the “Your News, Your Day” section, which runs on the front page, spotlighting articles and photos sent in by the readers.

The Delta Dunklin Democrat will also offer expanded sports coverage with more timely results.

Current Delta News Citizen subscribers will receive all three editions of the Delta Dunklin Democrat through January.

Beginning in February, Citizen subscribers are encouraged to subscribe by April 1 to the Delta Dunklin Democrat at a reduced rate of $70 per year, $35 for six months and $17.50 quarterly.

The Delta Dunklin Democrat is proud to be able to bring the best local news and sports coverage to our readers in Malden and throughout the area.

To submit news or pictures please contact Jeff Dorris at, or Trina Bell at; for sports information please email Dustin Ward at

For all other inquires regarding news, sports, or any additional information regarding the merger, feel free to contact Mike Smith at

The telephone number for customers will remain (573) 276-5148. Once the operations relocate to Kennett, the calls will be forwarded accordingly.

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