TaglineA fast-growing news network for rural Missouri
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
CityMontgomery City
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesSubscriptions
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsContent: Missouri News Horizon
Mappin LocationHermann - Missouri
Mappin LocationMontgomery City - Missouri
Mappin LocationTroy - Missouri
Principal StaffJeff Noedel
Principal StaffBrian Chorley
DescriptionAlthough the homepage of Gasconade County’s has the look and feel of a simple straightforward blog it is actually the first of three frequently updated Missouri-based hyperlocal news websites founded by writer and publisher Jeff Noedel. Launched in March 2008 the Gasconade County site primarily covers rural Hermann Missouri a small agricultural town that attracts tourists with its nearby wineries and a German heritage museum. Three years after the Gasconade site launched Noedel decided to create another news outlet that covers Montgomery City which debuted in May 2011. The third website which went live on November 7 2011 covers the town of Troy Missouri which at 10500 residents has by far the largest population of the towns covered by the network.
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