Best of the ‘Burbs: Community newspaper

In the second year of our Best of the 'Burbs...
Best of the ‘Burbs: Community newspaper

*Mount Horeb Mail, Mount Horeb

Published each Thursday
Circulation: 2,001
On the importance of what they do: “The well of stories here will never run dry as long as Mount Horeb and the greater Mount Horeb area retain the affable weirdness that make this a special and unique place. People here always make things interesting in the best possible ways,” says managing editor Matt Geiger.

Second place
DeForest Times-Tribune, DeForest

Published each Thursday
Circulation: 2,175
On the connection between the villages of Windsor and DeForest, which the paper covers: “There is still that real close-knit feeling of ‘We’re in this together.’ That’s a big part of why people have bought into the paper and see it as an important part of this community,” says managing editor Jake Kurtz.

Third place
The Star, Sun Prairie

Published twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays
Circulation: 3,750
On the paper’s commitment to the community: “We try to be as relevant to people’s lives as we possibly can,” says managing editor Chris Mertes. [SM & KM]

*An asterisk means that this business was a 2015 Best of the ‘Burbs first-place winner, too!