Newton Now Managing Editoradam@harveycountynow.com
Adam Strunk serves as Newton Now's managing editor. He also helps with the coverage of Harvey County overall in the Harvey County Independent and Hesston Record.
He grew up near St. Marks, KS and attended Andale High School. He went on to graduate in 2012 from The University of Kansas with degrees in journalism and English.
Before returning home to work at The Clarion newspaper in Andale, he spent a post-college year working as a web-producer and reporter at The Lawrence Journal-World.
He's also helped cover state politics for The Wichita Eagle, and had a brief internship at the Miami County Republic.
He's a news junkie but also enjoys a good beer, working a garden, playing a bit of music, reading and throwing a line in the water when he gets a chance.
Newton Now Managing Editor
Technology and Distribution Directortommy@harveycountynow.com
Tommy Hornbeck is the technical director and manages the distribution for the Kansas Publishing Ventures family of newspapers. He also has a technology support business that helps residents and businesses with I.T. issues.
Technology and Distribution Director
Bruce Behymer, MD
Bruce is a lifetime resident of Harvey County and the MD — Marketing Dude for Newton Now, The Edge and Harvey County Now magazine. He has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience with more than 10 of those in the newspaper and print industry. Bruce is currently a member of the Newton Chamber of Commerce, the Newton Downtown Promotional Committee and serves on the Historic Fox Theater board. He is a sought after public speaker, published author and an avid reader. He loves the great outdoors, fishing and recently discovered the fun of Home Brewing. I know a thing or two about marketing and advertising. However I think most people would prefer to talk about beer and fishing. Which I'm downright OK with.
Bruce Behymer, MD
Newton Now Features Editorwendy@harveycountynow.com
Wendy Nugent has more than 30 years of experience in journalism, having worked at a variety of newspapers, from the Key West Citizen to The Newton Kansan. While at the Kansan, she covered a variety of topics and took many photos until she left there after 19 years in 2012. She also did layout, copy edited and was in charge of the entertainment section, as well as other special sections. She interviewed many people, and she has a bachelor of science degree in journalism from The University of Kansas. She's won a variety of awards on the state, regional and national levels for her photography.
Newton Now Features Editor
Majority Owner and Publisherjoey@kspublishingventures.com
Joey Young is the co-owner and publisher of Newton Now, Harvey County Independent, Hesston Record, McPherson News-Ledger, The Hillsboro Free Press, The Clarion newspaper and a thriving marketing company producing print and web solutions for small businesses.
He is a huge advocate for rural communities, has passion for journalism and marketing, and is really excited to be apart of this great team.
In his free time, Joey can often time be seen enjoying a craft brew, spending time with friends and family, participating in chamber and young professionals, playing basketball or rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Mavericks.
Joey graduated from Buhler High School in 2003. His first job in journalism was as "the Sedgwick guy" at the Harvey County Independent in Halstead.
Majority Owner and Publisher
Lead Graphic Artistshelley@hillsborofreepress.com
Shelley Plett, lead graphic designer for the Hillsboro Free Press and Newton Now and has worked in the newspaper and print industry for over thirteen years. Plett has a love for all things print (with a soft spot for vintage typewriters and print memorabilia.) She is an avid reader and writer whose idea of a good time is finding the next author meet-and-greet. She writes a column called Parts of Speech, which has run in the Free Press since 2005. She is proud mom to two daughters and lives in Hillsboro.
Lead Graphic Artist
Harvey County Reporterblake@hesstonrecord.com
Blake Spurney is a county reporter for all three papers owned by Kansas Publishing Ventures in Harvey County. He is a huge Jayhawks fan and loves cheeseburgers.
Harvey County Reporter
Harvey County Independent Managing Editorjared@hcindependent.com
Jared Janzen is the Managing Editor of The Harvey County Independent based out of Halstead. He is a Tabor College graduate and an avid runner.
Harvey County Independent Managing Editor
Harvey County Reporterbill@hcindependent.com
Bill Bush is a reporter for all three of the Harvey County newspapers within Kansas Publishing Ventures.
Harvey County Reporter
Co-Publisher / Copy Editor / Columnistlindsey@kspublishingventures.com
Lindsey Young is co-owner and publisher along with Joey Young, her husband, and the lead copy editor for Newton Now. She can also be seen in her semi-regular column "Spice Up Your Life" where she shares a story along with a recipe she recently cooked.
Co-Publisher / Copy Editor / Columnist
Audra Crebs is a longtime graphic artist and author. She works in our Newton office and helps out with all the papers from time-to-time.