Cerro Gordo County Iowa
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The Globe Gazette
300 N. Washington Avenue, Mason City, Iowa
The Globe Gazette traces its history back to 1862 and a weekly newspaper called the Cerro Gordo Press, named for Cerro Gordo county. By the time Lee Enterprises acquired the newspaper in 1925 under its current name, it had been known as the Republican, the Express, the Express-Republican, the Freeman, the Western Democrat, the Herald, the Times-Herald, the Gazette, and the Globe.
The newspaper published in the afternoon Monday through Saturday until 1977, when the Saturday edition switched to morning publication. In 1981, all publication switched to a morning schedule. Sunday Globe began publication in 1985.
Submitted by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011
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