Arlington Sun

The Sun is now 130 years old, having been continuously published under that name since April of 1885. The first newspaper in Arlington was The Nordland Gazette, which got its start in May of 1883, but it lost out to The Arlington Sun.
Elbert W. Smith and Thomas Hopp founded the newspaper, with Smith made the first editor. The partnership soon dissolved, and the Sunwas in the hands of a series of short-lived publishers, before coming full circle to Smith again in 1891. E.W.’s son  “Hal” became the publisher shortly after the turn of the century, and edited the paper for several years.
Bert Lloyd arrived in 1910 and edited the newspaper until 1926, when a Beresford journalist named H.A. Sturges took over. That began a four-generation, 76-year history of the Sturges family publishing The Arlington Sun. H.A. Sturges remained at the helm until his death in 1944, when his son, Gerald L. “Gerry” Sturges, succeeded him. The second-generation newspaperman continued as publisher until 1980, when he sold the newspaper to his son, Robert G. “Bob” Sturges.
Bob Sturges passed away in 2001, and the reins were passed to his  son Tim, who became Editor and Publisher. Tim Sturges operated The Arlington Sun until Jan. 1, 2003, before selling to Dave Parker, who was publisher for just over a year before selling to Chris and Linda Schumacher of Volga.
The Schumachers have owned and operated the RFD News Group since 1991. The Arlington Sun joined three other newspapers in their family of weekly newspapers.

Subscription Rates


2016 New Ad Rates

$34.95/year

Online Subscription
  • Published weekly
  • Color photos
  • View from your mobil device

$50.90/year

Out of State Subscriptions

  • Published Weekly
  • Local community news
  • Includes home delivery

Social Announcement Prices


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• 1 column, text only – $5

• 1-column with photo – $10

• 2-column with photo – $15

• With border – $5.25 per column inch

• Obituaries – Free


 Thank You and/or Classified Ads

• 20 words or less $5

• 20-30 words $7

• Over 30 words 10-cents per word extra


 Miscellaneous

• Poems – $10

• Inserts – $0.10 plus .02 each for folding

Advertisement Price Sheet


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• Our prices are low and our coverage is wide

• Our papers reach close to 5,000 readers

• Your ad wont be lost in a sea of other advertisements

• By advertising with us, you help support local business

Contact us at the Arlington Sun


Editor: Frank Crisler

Phone: 605-983-5491

Email: asn@mchsi.com

Office hours: M 9-5 • T 9-5 • F 9-4

Located: 208 S. Main Steet, PO Box 370, Arlington, SD 57212-0370

Main Office
207 Kasan Avenue - P.O. Box 18
Volga, SD 57071
Telephone: (605) 627-9471
E-Mail: rfdnews@mchsi.com

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