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The Largest Daily Newspaper Exclusively Serving Northwest Arkansas

The Morning News is owned by the Donrey Media Group.


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Quick Facts About Our Newspaper:

Published and issued daily and Sunday, 365 days a year, by The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, 2560 North Lowell Road, Springdale, AR 72764.

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To start delivery, contact the Subscriber Services department at 501.872.5020 or 501.619.2525 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; or fill out our subscription form on this web site.

The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas has offices at the following locations:


2560 North Lowell Road
Springdale, AR 72764
501.751.6200

313 South Second Street
Rogers, AR 72756
501.636.4411

203 North College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
501.444.6397

#21 Cunningham Corner
Bella Vista, AR
501.855.6397

116 North Broadway
Siloam Springs, AR
501.549.3095

Find out how to contact us by phone and fax below!


A History of The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas has a rich newspaper publishing history led by the predecessors of The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas. The newspaper's roots extend more than 100 years through the Springdale News and the Rogers Daily News.

The Springdale News made its debut May 7, 1887, edited by 18-year-old John P. Stafford with a circulation of 182. Stafford stayed up to date editorially and technologically and gave Springdale a lively and interesting newspaper until his death in 1933. Other Stafford family members worked on the News but the editor's role went to John P. Stafford's third son, Edward R. Stafford. In 1946, R. R. Bob Sanders came to Arkansas and joined the News. In 1948 Ellis M. Stafford, fourth son of John P., Edward Stafford and Sanders purchased the newspaper from the Stafford estate and published three times a week. By June 1949 the News was a daily, publishing Monday through Friday.

Meanwhile, John W. Nance and Ernest W. Vinson started the Rogers Daily Post on Jan. 1, 1910., publishing on a small hand-operated press. By August 1910, Nance and Vinson had sold the newspaper to Ed Kruse and Emil Audigier.

P.M. Kokanour of Siloam Springs bought the Daily Post in 1912 and owned it for seven years. Rogers never had a more conscientious editor. In 1919 Kokanour sold the Daily Post to his son, Ray, and Bill McGehee, a Linotype operator, the first of many owners and lessees of the Post in the next decade.

In 1923 C. E. Palmer of Texarkana bought the paper and owned it for four years. Palmer sold the Post in 1927 to James P. Shofner who renamed it the Rogers Daily News, moved it to the Whitlow Building on Walnut Street and added new equipment.

In 1929 Shofner sold the paper to E.W. Pate, who continued as owner of the Rogers Daily News until the fall of 1955, when Charles Nutter of New Orleans bought the paper. Nutter sold it to the Donrey Media Group on Dec. 1, 1955.

In 1962 Donrey converted the Daily News to offset printing, the first newspaper in Arkansas to do so. Donrey also moved the newspaper office to its current site at 313 S. Second St.

The Springdale News had far fewer owners than its Rogers counterpart over the years. In 1955 Ellis Stafford sold his stock in the News to Bob Sanders and Maudine Farish. Edward R. Stafford died in 1957 and his widow, Mrs. Galphyra Stafford, assumed the role of publisher while Sanders became editor. In 1958, Mrs. Stafford sold her stock to Sanders and Farish. Then Farish married T.C. Sanders, one of Bob Sanders' brothers.

In 1962 Bob's brother Charles joined the News as general manager and operations manager of the commercial printing division. In 1963 Bob Sanders retired for health reasons and sold his stock to Charles, T.C. and Maudine Sanders.

In 1962 the News installed its own offset press in a vacant building on Mill Street, two blocks away from the News' office on West Emma Avenue. In 1970 the News consolidated everything under one roof at another building on East Emma Avenue and added a Sunday edition in 1972.

Health problems forced T.C. Sanders and Maudine Sanders to retire and, together with Charles Sanders, they the sold the News to Donrey Media Group on July 1, 1973. Charles Sanders remained as general manager until his retirement in 1982.

Growth promoted changes in the Rogers newspaper as well. in 1978 the Rogers Daily News started a morning edition named the Northwest Arkansas Morning News. The Morning News and the afternoon Daily News printed in the same plant until October 1981, when the Daily News ceased publication.

The relationship between the Rogers and Springdale newspapers grew. In 1988 the paper began sharing news, as stories written by either staff would appear in both newspapers. In 1990 the papers combined production and composing staffs under one roof in a new building just a few hundred yards south of the Benton-Washington county line on Lowell Road. The building also was home to the press the papers shared.

Later that year, the Springdale News changed its name to The Morning News and joined the Rogers paper in a.m. publication. It also opened an office in Fayetteville with news, advertising and business office staff members. In 1991 The Morning News' business and editorial staffs joined the production and composing crews at the Lowell Road site.

In 1992 both papers added Saturday editions and their advertising staffs began selling both products.

In 1993 the Northwest Arkansas Morning News opened an office in Bella Vista. A few months later, the newspapers combined sports staffs under one editor and the Rogers staff moved to the Springdale building.

In the meantime, daily circulation for both topped 15,000.

In November 1994, the two papers merged into The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, creating the state's third largest daily newspaper. It operates out of five offices, including one which opened in Siloam Springs in 1995.

But the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas hasn't forgotten its roots, keeping full newsroom and business offices in towns that gave the paper its heritage and success -- Rogers and Springdale.


How to Contact Us
(All phone numbers are area code 501)

Main office numbers

Springdale

 751-6200

 Rogers

 636-4411

 Fayetteville

 444-6397

 Bella Vista

 855-6397

 Siloam Springs

 549-3095
Department numbers

Subscriber Services
(Washington County)

 872-5020

 Subscriber Services
(Benton County)

 619-2525
Classified Advertising
(Washington County)
872-5010
Classified Advertising
(Benton County)
619-2510
Advertising
(Washington County)
872-5000
Advertising
(Benton County)
619-2525
Newsroom
(Washington County)
872-5030
Newsroom
(Benton County)
 619-2530
Fax Numbers
Advertising
(Springdale)
872-5079
Newsroom
(Springdale)
872-5055
Subscriber Services
(Springdale)
872-5113
Advertising
(Rogers)
636-7775
Newsroom
(Rogers)
636-6270
Fayetteville Office 444-7289
Bella Vista Office 855-6925
Siloam Springs Office 524-2932