Ponca City News sold to Kay Media Co.

After 100 years in the Muchmore family, The Ponca City News has new ownership. Kay Media owners Scott Wesner and Scott Wood grew up in Cordell, Okla. and own several other papers, including The Elk City News. Josh Umholtz will serve as publisher.

Muchmore, publisher of The Ponca City News from 1997-2018, said, “It is a bittersweet time for our family to end our work at The Ponca City News. It has been a labor of love we have for the newspaper and the community which we have taken seriously and with devotion. We are excited to see new owners who bring experience, enthusiasm and new ideas. We look forward to the changes and improvements they can make to keep The Ponca City News a vital and important part of Kay County and the surrounding area."