Now printed off-site: Decades after installation, News-Star printing press has final run in Shawnee
The July 28, 2020 edition of The Shawnee News-Star was the first issue printed off-site on our sister newspaper’s press in Bartlesville. The July 25-26 Weekender edition was the last run for the News-Star’s retiring press.
The Goss Urbanite Press was installed in 1974 and has been a workhorse in the News-Star’s back shop, producing millions of newspapers in the past 46 years.
Despite the retirement of the press and a new physical printing location for the newspaper, The Shawnee News-Star is continuing normal operations in downtown Shawnee. Reporters from the newsroom are still gathering information and writing stories, while designers are still putting together each page. Office staff, as well as circulation and advertising employees, are still serving customers as the team works to produce a newspaper each day.
Because newspapers are now printed off-site, earlier press deadlines are in place to allow plenty of time for papers to be printed in Bartlesville and trucked to Shawnee for regular delivery. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, send us Facebook message or call the front desk at (405) 273-4200.