The Marquette County Tribune Celebrates Retirement of Long Time Editor

This past week the Marquette County Tribune’s (MCT) long-time editor, manager, salesperson and wearer of many hats, Mary Faltz, retired after 43 years of working for the newspaper. If you are under 50 you probably don’t remember anyone other than Mary being in charge of the MCT. The MCT has been in existence in one form or another since 1859. There have been multiple owners and multiple editors over time and this situation is no different. The MCT will continue serving our community.

The MCT is currently owned by News Publishing Company Inc. of Black Earth, Wisconsin. News Publishing has owned the paper since August 1980, when they purchased the newspaper from Robert and Marion Wright. Our mission is to continue providing an insightful and informative newspaper for Marquette County. We will be bringing in multiple people and dividing up the responsibilities among them. The new editor is Pam Finger. Pam’s background is in education and being an editor will be a new career for her. 

The sales responsibilities will be divided between Tom Finger and Jody McManus. Tom is the long-time CEO of News Publishing Company Inc. Tom has 24 years of experience in the newspaper industry and he and Pam are the owners of the Adams- Friendship Times Reporter newspaper. Jody has over 27 years of selling and editorial experience
in the newspaper industry, the majority of that time being spent with the Adams newspaper and The Shoppers Weekly Rambler Shopper. The rest of the current staff will remain. Rich Faltz will continue to do delivery. Matt Faltz will do photography and reporting. We will continue to have Rhonda Goldsmith, Keith Wohlfert, and Kathleen McGwin as contributing writers.

We will also continue to have the office in town, but with slightly different hours. You may see other slight changes in the newspaper as we allow our new editor creative expression in content and appearance. We are grateful to have had Mary for 43 years and we wish her all the best in retirement. We are also excited for the future with our new and remaining employees.