Gallatin Publishing Company is a corporation owned by Darryl and Liz Wilkinson. While raising a family of four children, the Wilkinsons have worked in journalism as a team since the start of their marriage. Both were members of the student newspaper staff at Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville. Darryl and Liz then worked briefly at the Ida County Courier-Reminder in Ida Grove, Iowa, before operating The Times-Tribune at Grant City, Mo., for about two years. The Wilkinsons moved to Gallatin, Mo., in 1978.
The Wilkinsons have received numerous awards in competition among other newspapers sponsored by the Missouri Press Association, including the 1999 Tilghman Cloud Memorial Editorial Award (Weeklies). Darryl served as president of Northwest Missouri Press Association in 1985. He was named Missouri Volunteer of the Year for 1994 by the Southern Industrial Development Council for helping initiate and create jobs through Gallatin Industrial Development Authority. Both are active in many community and church affairs.
Gallatin North Missourian
The flagship publication for Gallatin Publishing Company is the rural county seat weekly newspaper for Daviess County, the Gallatin North Missourian. The first issue of the North Missourian was printed on Aug. 28, 1864. A number of distinguished publishers served under this flag, including Wesley L. Robertson, who is recognized as Missouri's newspaper martyr after being shot and killed in 1919 while performing his journalistic duties. The North Missourian changed to tabloid format in 1996 with the advent of desktop publishing capabilities. The newspaper's present paid circulation is 1,700 copies each week. Gallatin Publishing encompass a variety of services requiring a wide range of skills. Collectively, employees at Gallatin Publishing Company represent decades of business experience.
(every household, every week in Caldwell-Daviess Counties)
609B South Main, Gallatin, MO 64640 Ph: 660.663.2154 Fax: 660.663.2498
A 10,000-copy weekly shopper is also published by Gallatin Publishing Company. This is a sister publication to GPCink.com Ads-East in Chillicothe. This shopper was established in February 2007. It is the dominant publication in the 2-county Hamilton-Gallatin market, mailed to every household throughout Caldwell and Daviess counties. The publication is owned by Gallatin Publishing Company.
(Every household, every week in Chillicothe and Livingston County)
430C North Washington St., P.O. Box 618, Chillicothe, Mo 64601 Ph: 660.707.1820 Fax: 660.707.1823
This 10,000-copy weekly shopper, purchased by Gallatin Publishing Company in October of 2004, saturates Chillicothe and all of Livingston County. It is the only single publication distributed to every household in Livingston County every week. The publication is owned by Gallatin Publishing Company.
Lake Viking News
Lake Viking News is another publication owned and distributed by Gallatin Publishing Company. This monthly tabloid newspaper is delivered to each lake lot owner, serving as a communications tool for the 1,600-acre private residential lake development west of Gallatin, Lake Viking. The lake community is also served by www.lakevikingmo.com which is designed and hosted by GranDesign.
Besides publishing its own publications, Gallatin Publishing Company is the printer for a weekday daily newspaper and about a dozen other weekly newspaper and shopper publications. It also prints monthly editions for several organizations and fraternities and a wide variety of other publications, including books and pamphlets, distributed at regular and irregular intervals.
About This Website and Internet Services...
GranDesign, LLC, incorporated in 2006 after 8 years of research and development underwritten by Gallatin Publishing Company. GranDesign is solely owned and operated by Darryl and Elizabeth Wilkinson, who also own and operate Gallatin Publishing Company. GranDesign offers complete web site construction, hosting, and analysis services. Technical support and expertise are provided by consultant Mark Short ( www.transparentsolutions.com ).