Tri-City Star

The first newspaper in White was called the White Enterprise and its first issue was printed in 1884. In 1891, it was changed to the White Chief. In 1900, the name was changed to the White Leader, and remained that until 1994. Renamed the Tri-City Star, the name signifies the three towns of White, Toronto and Astoria that make up the Deubrook Area School District.

Publishers since the paper’s inception include: John R. McCormick, Albert S. Ford, W.S. Harden, George Chase, John Adams, Will Holbein, J.R. Leonard, C.O. Walker, H.H. Peters, Horace Lennox, Seth Thornton and Hillyer & Scadden. Rachel Waldrath became the owner in 1925, and remained the owner/publisher, using handset type until 1946, when she began using a linotype machine. Mrs. Waldrath sold the paper at age 90 in 1969 to Robert V. Lundgren. Lundgren sold to Chuck Cecil in 1985, with Chris and Linda Schumacher purchasing the paper in 1991. The newspaper was operated by the Schumacher’s until Chris’ death in 2012. Linda continued to run the paper until their purchase by Ken Reiste in 2016.

Subscription Rates


Online Subscription

  • Earlier access
  • Color photos
  • View from your mobile device


Out of State Subscriptions

  • Published Weekly
  • Your home away form home
  • Includes home delivery

Social Announcement Prices

Birth, Birthday, Card Shower, Bridal Shower, Engagement


• 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

• 20-30 words $7

• Over 30 words 10-cents per word extra


• Inserts – $0.12 plus .02 each for folding

Advertising Information



• Our prices are low and our coverage is wide

• Our papers reach close to 5,000 readers

• Your ad won’t be lost in a sea of other advertisements

• By advertising with us, you help support local businesses

Contact us at the Tri-City Star

Editor: Paul Ekern

Phone: 605-692-2052


Located: PO Box 341, White, SD 57276

Main Office
207 Kasan Avenue - P.O. Box 18
Volga, SD 57071
Telephone: (605) 627-9471

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