Dear Reader,

I’m sure you agree that access to trusted local news is vital to the community and the Leader brings you consistent, reliable journalism.

Our plan is to continue to do so for many years.

If you’re a reader of the Leader, you know we take our duty to keep the community informed seriously. The Leader provides in-depth weekly coverage of local government, education, publicly funded projects, community issues and breaking events through its print publication, e-edition, website and Facebook page.

Our newspaper relies on advertising revenue to underwrite the cost of providing important local journalism. But the COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many local businesses to close or scale back, that revenue has been depleted.

So, we’re looking to our readers to help us continue to produce area news you won’t find anywhere else. Donations through this campaign will help continue to provide a high-quality newspaper for local readers. 

In this way we believe community support through donations to the newspaper will directly benefit the overall well-being of our readers.

If you believe local journalism is important, especially during this public health crisis, please consider making a donation to ensure that our locally owned newspaper can continue to serve this community.

No contribution is too small.

Send donations to ICCPA Donations, P.O. Box 490, Frederic, WI 54837.

We remain committed to doing this essential work — now and long after this crisis is over.


Gary King, editor

Richard Lee, manager ICCPA

Inter-County Leader