Volga Tribune

The Volga Tribune is over 130 years old! First published April 8, 1882, the paper was known as the Dakota Gazette. Later in the year, it took the name Volga Tribune, although it was nicknamed the ‘Volga Shotgun’, due to the banging noises made by a gas engine used to power the printing press.

Past publishers include: George W. Brown, D.D. Dickerson, John Lynch, Thomas Bishop, A.P. Allen, Alfred T. Horton, Hattie Horton and son Ralph, Brookings County Press; Homer J. Givens, Jerry Leslie, SDSU Alumni Foundation, Theo S. Bradbury, Thomas Reynolds, and Chuck Cecil. The weekly paper was purchased by Chris and Linda Schumacher 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.

Subscription Rates


Online Subscription

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


Out of State Subscriptions

  • Published Weekly
  • Local community news
  • 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 Volga Tribune

Editor: Mary Ford

Phone: 605-627-9471

Email: rfd@rfdnewsgroup.com

Office hours: M 9-5 • T 9-5 • F 9-12

Located: 207 Kasan Ave, PO Box 18, Volga, SD 57071-0018

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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