Marion's Chronicle-Tribune going to mail delivery, changes to weekend edition

Staff Writer

    Starting Tuesday, April 2, the distribution of the Chronicle-Tribune in Grant County will change to same day delivery via the United States Postal Services (USPS). Publishing days will be Tuesday through Friday, along with a comprehensive weekend edition published and distributed on Saturday. The partnership with the USPS for same day distribution offers a more reliable distribution. It also means that our customers will get a jump on making their preparations for shopping and activities, as the Sunday edition will become a weekend edition that will be delivered with the Saturday mail.
    Recruitment and retention of newspaper carriers has become increasingly difficult, frequently resulting in poor service and higher delivery costs. While the newspaper will arrive with regular mail delivery later in the day than what the newspaper is currently distributed, subscribers will consistently enjoy more reliable service.
    Because some carriers have stopped delivering during this transition, some neighborhoods have already been changed to mail delivery. Additional neighborhoods may be converted to mail delivery prior to April 2.
    For subscribers who want to read their news earlier in the day, the newspaper’s website,, provides early morning access to news from Grant County. A digital replica of the print edition will be uploaded to the website at 6 a.m. each Tuesday through Saturday. Breaking news and updates are frequently added to the website as they occur. Full access to the website is available to print edition subscribers at no additional cost.
    The Chronicle-Tribune will not be published on postal holidays.
    The staff of the Chronicle-Tribune looks forward to continuing to provide our subscribers with Grant County’s most complete local news, information, sports and photos along with money-saving ads from local businesses and services.
    Should you have any concerns, please telephone our customer service center at 765-664-5111, option 2. The customer service center is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
    Thank you for your patronage and continued support.