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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
PublisherB.J. Riley
EditorMax Jones
Headquarters2800 Poplar St., Suite 37A , Terre Haute, Indiana 47803 United States
Circulation27,895 daily[1]

The Tribune-Star is a seven-day morning daily newspaper based in Terre Haute, Indiana, covering the Wabash Valley area of Indiana and Illinois. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings.[2]

Counties within the newspaper's coverage areas include Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties, Indiana, and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties, Illinois.[3]


The Tribune was founded in December 1894,[4] with Republican George B. Lockwood among its co-founders. James Solomon Barcus bought the paper in 1902. In 1904, Barcus also bought the Terre Haute Gazette (which dated to around 1869) and merged it into the Tribune.[5] (The combined paper was known, at least briefly, as the Tribune-Gazette.)

Advertisement for the launch of the Terre Haute Morning Star, Aug. 28, 1903.

The Star was founded in August 1903[6] and was bought by the owners of the Tribune in 1931. (The Terre Haute Post, founded in 1906, was acquired by the Star in 1929.)[7][8][9]

A 230-day strike shut down both theTribune and Star in 1964-65.[10]

The Tribune and Star were sold to Ingersoll Publications in late 1982. Prior to the sale, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology owned a controlling interest in the papers.[11] In May 1983, the morning Star and afternoon Tribune were merged to become the morning-published Tribune-Star,[12] part of the nationwide trend of the period away from afternoon papers.[13]

In 1990, Ingersoll sold a number of papers including the Tribune-Star to Thomson Corporation.[14] In 2000, Community purchased the Tribune-Star and 16 other papers from Thomson, as a part of Thompson's exit from the U.S. newspaper business.[15]


  1. ^ CNHI-CAN Circulation Archived 2007-02-12 at the Wayback Machine, figures for an undetermined date, accessed January 18, 2007.
  2. ^ Terre Haute Tribune Star at Mondo Times, accessed January 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Contact Us, accessed January 18, 2007.
  4. ^ "The Toledo News-Bee - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Tribune-Star Online/Columns/Historical/April 14, 2002". Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "The Telegraph-Herald - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Terre Haute Star Buys the Post. - Article -". Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ McCormick, M. (2005). Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash. Arcadia. p. 109. ISBN 9780738524061. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ Jerse, D.W.; Becker, J.R. (2001). Terre Haute & Vigo County in Vintage Postcards. Arcadia. p. 58. ISBN 9780738507477. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Lewiston Evening Journal - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "The Madison Courier - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "The Madison Courier - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Sun Setting On Another Afternoon Newspaper - Chicago Tribune". Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "The Milwaukee Journal - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "Sunday Times-Sentinel - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 2014.

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