— View Newspapers will publish weekly newspapers in Swartz Creek and Flint Township beginning Aug. 5.
Publishing on Thursdays, the two newspapers bring the total of View products in Genesee County to five — with a combined weekly circulation reaching more than 70,000 homes.
The View Newspaper Group currently consists of 14 publications: Lapeer Area View, Grand Blanc
View, Burton View, Davison Index, The County
(Wednesday and Sunday), The County Press
Extra, The Banner (Brown City), Sanilac County
News, Sanilac Buyers Guide, Huron County Press,
Thumb Blanket, Jeffersonian, Tri County Citizen
and Home Seekers.
The addition of the Swartz Creek and Flint Township Views on Aug. 5 will bring the total number of publications to 16.
The Swartz Creek and Flint Township papers will be delivered by the US Postal Service to 8,968 homes in Swartz Creek and 7,896 homes in Flint Township.
View Newspaper Group will now reach more than 231,690 homes in Lapeer, Genesee, Shiawassee, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron counties.
“Genesee County is a growth area for the View Newspaper Group,” said Group Publisher Peter Neill. “We will now have five publications in the county delivered to your mailbox via the United States Postal Service.
“Our strength is local community coverage in edi- torial and a strong vehicle which delivers proven results for advertisers. We will bring readers all their essential local information both in print and on the web, from government to schools, from high schools sports to participatory sports, from entertainment to local calendars.”
Staffing the new publications will be Managing Editor Gary Gould, Sports Editor Lisa Paine, Staff Writer Natalie Blythe and Account Executive Cheryll Rak.
Gould has been managing editor of the Genesee County View Newspapers since 2008. He began his career in journalism in 1988 as a reporter with The West Valley News
— which used to cover Swartz Creek and Flint Township. He also worked for 13 years with The Oakland Press
in Pontiac. Gould grew up in Genesee County and has lived here all his life. He currently resides in Flint Township. He can be reached at 810-452-2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paine has been with VIEW Newspapers nearly since its inception joining the staff in 2004 as a sports writer. She took over as Sports Editor in Sept. 2005. The sports department currently produces nine sports sections each week covering 20 high schools over three counties.
Papers included are the Wednesday and Sunday Lapeer County Press, the
Monday Brown City Banner and the
Thursday Lapeer Area View, Grand
Blanc View, Burton View, Davison
Index, and now the Flint Township
and Swartz Creek Views.
The sports department has won numerous Michigan Press Association awards for its writing and overall sports coverage. A Lapeer resident for the past 21 years, Paine is an avid hunter and outdoorsman and has been a member of the National Field Archers and Michigan Archers Associations since 1989. She can be contacted at 810-452-2626 or email@example.com.
Blythe joined VIEW Newspapers
in 2007 as a staff writer when the company launched The Burton
With more than a decade of newspaper experience, Blythe has extensively covered several beats, including local municipalities and school districts.
She has a deep passion for community journalism, and is a member of The Society of Professional Journalists.
A native Oklahoman, Blythe moved to Michigan in 2005. She can be reached at 810-452- 2652 or nblythe@mihomepaper.
Rak was recently brought onboard with VIEW
to handle the advertising needs for the Swartz Creek and Flint Township Views.
She has more than 20 years of sales experience, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Sales Achiever award from the Sales and Market Executives of Flint. Rak also is a member of Zonta International – Zonta Club of Fenton. A resident of Fenton, Rak can be contacted at 810-452-2628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Newspapers have nine publications online at www.mihomepaper.
— Lapeer Area View,
Grand Blanc View, Burton View,
Davison Index, The County Press,
The Banner, Sanilac County News,
Huron County Press
The Swartz Creek and
Flint Township Views
will also be online at the www.mihomepaper.com
site. — VIEW Staff