ABOUT MIDWEST FREE COMMUNITY PAPERS

The mission of Midwest Free Community Papers (MFCP) is to improve publications through education, exchanging of ideas and information, while providing an opportunity to participate in programs directed by MFCP.

Board of Directors
OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
  Julia Thompson

Freeborn County Shopper
Albert Lea, MN

Phone: 507-373-1310
Email

Vice President
Joyce Frericks

Star Publications
Sauk Centre, MN

Phone: 320-352-6577
Email

SECRETARY
 Dan Juffer

Cityview
 Des Moines, IA

Phone: 515-953-4822 ext. 303
Email

TREASURER
Greg Birkett

The Dubuque Advertiser
Dubuque, IA

Phone: 563-588-0162
 Email

BOARD MEMBERS

Tiffany Gardner
Grant, Iowa, Lafayette Shopping News – Platteville, WI
608-348-2374| Email

Mona Garwood
Livewire – Vinton, IA
Phone: 319-472-3303| Fax: 319-472-4811 | Email

Brad Hicks
Algona Reminder- Algona, IA
515-295-3535 | Email

Mike Kolbe
Harlan Newspapers - Harlan, IA
712-755-3111 | Email
Peggy Loveless
The Cresco Shopper- Cresco, IA
563-547-2025 | Email


Lisa Miller
Northwest IA Extra – Rock Rapids, IA
Phone: 800-621-0801 | Fax: 712-472-3414 | Email

Lloyd Uthe
Adventure- Sioux Falls, SD
605-231-4243 | Email

Debra Weigel
The Shopper – Oelwein, IA
Phone: 319-283-2144 | Fax: 319-283-3268 | Email

 

MFCP Past Presidents

A. K. Fox Des Moines, IA
1955

Elmer Vermeer Sioux Center, IA
1957

Dwaine Lighter Algona, IA
1958

Joe Sklenar Audubon, IA
1959

John Holmes Whiting, IA
1960

Boyd Loveless Wesley, IA
1962

Jerry Hofstgad Emmetsberg. IA
1963

Corwin Dudley Rockwell City, IA
1964

Vince Giannoble Des Moines, IA
1965

Rudy Van Drie Ames, IA
1966-67

Andy Phillips S. Sioux City, NE
1967-68

John W. Hall Spencer, IA
1968-69

William D Champion Marion, IA
1969-70

Harvey Pluim Orange City, IA
1970-71

Mrs. James Crosby Des Moines, IA
1971-72
Roland Dudden Vinton, IA
1972-73

George Hladky Indianola, IA
1973-74

Gordon Schrader Sr Newton, IA
1974-75

Rudy Van Drie Ames, IA
1974-76

Ron Phelps Mason City, IA
1977-78

John Arnold Centerville, IA
1978-79

Gladys Van Drie Ames, IA
1979-80

George (Sid) Blair Anamosa, IA
1980-81

Tim Lighter Algona, IA
1981-82

Gordon Schrader Jr Marshalltown, IA
1982-83

Gene Hall Spencer, IA
1983-84

Keith Aldrich Pella, IA
1984-85

Belinda Nelson Marion, IA
1985-86 

Mark D Griggs Atlantic, IA
1986-87

Grant Case Sheldon, IA
1987-88
Larry Waage Belmond, IA
1988-89

Bob Hulstein Orange City, IA
1989-90

Michelle Case Le Mars, IA
1990-91

Greg Birkett Dubuque, IA
1991-92

Gary Dudley Rockwell City, IA
1992-93

Brian Gay Rockford, IL
1993-94

Don Gimberline Sioux City, IA
1994-95

Pete Looney Cedar Rapids, IA
1995-96


Joni Worden Belmond, IA
1996-97

Jack Mathews Grinnell, IA
1997-98

Robb Harmon Yankton, SD
1998-99

Peter Gardner Belmond, IA
1999-2000

Deb Weigel Dyersville, IA
2000-01

Mona Garwood Cedar Rapids, IA
2001-02

Rich Paulsen Creston, IA
2002-03
Greg Kytola Adel, IA
2003-2004

John Loveless Cresco, IA
2004-2005

Shane Goodman Des Moines, IA
2006-2007

Robin Noth Sparta, WI
2007-2008

Linda Hawk Mason City, IA
2008-2009

Linda Hawk Mason City, IA
2009-2010

Julie Hermsen Norfolk, NE
2010-2011

Claudia Lovin Boone, IA
2011-2012

Joel Klaasen Hillsboro, KS
2012-2013

Kelly Coy Mankato, MN
2013-2014

Steve Fisher Dubuque, IA
2014-2015

Steve Fisher Dubuque, IA
2015-2016

Peggy Loveless Cresco, IA
2016-2017

Trevor Slette Windom, MN
2017-2019

Lisa Miller Moorhead, MN
2019-2021

Distinguished Service Award Winners

Merle Been
Belmond, IA

Greg Birkett
Dubuque, IA
1998

Brian Gay
Iowa City, IA
Gary Dudley
Rockwell City, IA

Joni Worden
Belmond, IA

Mona Garwood
Vinton, IA
2015
Linda Hawk
Mason City, IA
2016

John Loveless
Cresco, IA
2016

Deb Weigel
Oelwein, IA
2017
Peggy Loveless
Cresco, IA
2018

Shane Goodman
Johnston, IA
2020

Joel Klaassen
Hillsboro, KS
2021

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