FAIRFAX - Dave Bonsack and Denise Peterson of Gibbon are the new owners of the Standard-Gazette & Messenger as of Jan. 2.
Bonsack has owned the Wells Mirror newspaper since 2000. Peterson said she and Bonsack want to promote schools, 4-H, scouting and do human interest stories.
Newspaper staff will remain in place while a former Standard-Gazette-Messenger owner Daniel McMonigle helps with the transition of his duties. The newspaper covers Fairfax, Morgan, Gibbon, Franklin, and the GFW (Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop) and Cedar Mountain school districts.