A Legend Retires

Deb weigel retires
Happy Retirement Deb Weigel!

Deb Weigel started her career with Woodward Communications at The Eastern Iowa Shopping News when it was located in Edgewood, Iowa. She was hired as the Composing Room Manager. In 1999 Woodward purchased the Dyersville Commercial and the Eastern Iowa Shopping News moved to Dyersville, IA. During the early 2000's she went back to college and obtained her master's degree and was promoted to Group Publisher of the Free Paper division for Woodward.

In 2008 she went to work for Community Media Group in Oelwein as Group Publisher overseeing four NE Iowa community papers in Oelwein, Vinton, Independence and Waverly. "The last 14 years here have been a great opportunity for me to expand my newspaper experience after having been with Woodward Communications out of Dubuque for 22 years," Weigel said. "I have met some wonderful people and have worked with some very talented employees who have made my job easier. I know Tracy will be excellent as the new publisher and wish her nothing but the best! She knows the newspaper/shopper business very well and is one of the hardest working employees I have had the pleasure to work with. There is no doubt in my mind she will continue to put out the best publications possible in all of our locations."

Deb has served on the MFCP board of directors for over 20 years, serving as President in 2000-2001. She continues to serve on multiple committees for the association and is always willing to lend a helping hand and do it with a smile on her face. In 2017 she was honored with the Distinguished Service Award for all her loyalty and support she has given our association.

Thank you Deb for all that you do on behalf of Midwest Free Community Papers and the Free Paper Industry. Happy Retirement!