Elkton Record

The first issue of the Elkton Times was published on Nov. 29, 1883. Printed on an old U.S. Army press, the type was all set by hand. The publisher of the new paper was A.E Rising. The Times was published until May 1884, when the paper was purchased by C.A. Bancroft and the name was changed to the Elkton Record.

Past publishers include: A.E. Rising, 1883-1884; C.A. Bancroft, 1884-1885; J.L. Pratt, 1920-1926; H.C. King, 1926-1928; Mr. and Mrs. E. Rhian, 1928-1948; Robert Renshaw, 1949-1958; Jack Frembgen, 1958-1960; Robert Lundgren (with son, Dennis Lundgren), 1960-1985; and Chuck Cecil, 1986-1991. Christopher and Linda Schumacher purchased the paper in 1991. The four newspapers were operated by the Schumacher’s until Chris’ death in 2012. Linda continued to run the papers until their purchase by Ken Reiste in 2016.

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  • Published Weekly
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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

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• 20-30 words $7

• Over 30 words 10-cents per word extra


• Inserts – $0.12 plus .02 each for folding

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Contact us at the Elkton Record

Editor: Jessica J. Jensen

Phone: 605-542-4831

Email: ern@itctel.com

Office hours: M 9-4 • T 9-4 • F 9-12

Located: PO Box K, Elkton, SD 57026

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

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