Growing up, my parents always got two newspapers: the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Kansan. The Kansan was the "local" local paper, covering all things KCK: business, sports, government; you name it.
When I made the honor roll, the Kansan printed it.
When our legion baseball team won a doubleheader, the Kansan printed it.
It was a daily newspaper for almost 87 years. Think about that.
In 2008, the Kansan was cut to a twice-weekly circulation.
By January 2009, its only presence was online.
Now, a KCK native is going to try to inject new life into the publication all by himself.
Twenty-four-year-old Nick Sloan is a one-man publisher, handling copy AND sales. He just purchased the rights to the Kansan's website, which I have added to the blogroll.
I wish him the best of luck in his attempts to report on his hometown, and I encourage you to support him as well.
For more, here is a link courtesy of Plog.
Interview with Nick Sloan