The Sun says goodbye

The Midwest City Sun will close this month after serving the communities of eastern Oklahoma County for nearly three decades.

The twice-weekly Sun will publish its last edition Wednesday, Oct. 28, Publisher Lance Moler told his staff this morning. The Sun will refund subscribers their account balances after that issue. Its staff will contact advertisers with outstanding contracts.

The Sun has offered readers in-depth local news since it was first published in March 1980. The newspaper, published Wednesdays and Sundays, represents an amalgam of smaller papers that once covered individual communities in eastern Oklahoma County.

The Sun and its Web site, www.mwcsun.com, serve the communities of Midwest City, Del City, Choctaw, Harrah, Nicoma Park, Spencer, Jones and Luther.

The Sun is the last remaining title in the Oklahoma County Newspapers group. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., of Birmingham, Ala.

The closing of the Sun and its offices at North Air Depot affects 10 employees.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Louise Red Corn wrote:
The Bigheart Times in Osage County is perpetually looking for a reporter/photographer/do-it-all who can do good work, and would be delighted to take at least 10 percent of the staff.

Fri, October 23, 2009 @ 1:41 AM

2. julie arrowood wrote:
My hats off to you. We all know how hard it is to operate a newspaper in these days and times. You've done a great job (or so says my Aunt) who has lived in MWC for many years. . . She's going to miss your news. It's always a sad day when a paper closes.

Thu, October 29, 2009 @ 1:32 PM

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