Meet the staff

Adam Strunk

Newton Now Managing Editor
adam@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.

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Adam Strunk

Adam Strunk

Newton Now Managing Editor

Tommy Hornbeck

Technology and Distribution Director
tommy@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.

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Tommy Hornbeck

Tommy Hornbeck

Technology and Distribution Director

Bruce Behymer, MD

Marketing Dude
bruce@harveycountynow.com

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.

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Bruce Behymer, MD

Bruce Behymer, MD

Marketing Dude

Wendy Nugent

Newton Now Features Editor
wendy@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.

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Wendy Nugent

Wendy Nugent

Newton Now Features Editor

Joey Young

Majority Owner and Publisher
joey@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.

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Joey Young

Joey Young

Majority Owner and Publisher

Shelley Plett

Lead Graphic Artist
shelley@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.

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Shelley Plett

Shelley Plett

Lead Graphic Artist

Blake Spurney

Harvey County Reporter
blake@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.

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Blake Spurney

Blake Spurney

Harvey County Reporter

Jared Janzen

Harvey County Independent Managing Editor
jared@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.

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Jared Janzen

Jared Janzen

Harvey County Independent Managing Editor

Bill Bush

Harvey County Reporter
bill@hcindependent.com

Bill Bush is a reporter for all three of the Harvey County newspapers within Kansas Publishing Ventures.

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Bill Bush

Bill Bush

Harvey County Reporter

Lindsey Young

Co-Publisher / Copy Editor / Columnist
lindsey@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.

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Lindsey Young

Lindsey Young

Co-Publisher / Copy Editor / Columnist

Stephanie Canada

Sales Specialist
stephanie@hcindependent.com

Stephanie Canada is a dedicated sales specialist for our all three of our Harvey County newspapers. She is based out of Halstead and is great to work with. Contact her today if you are interested in hearing about any of our offers.

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Stephanie Canada

Stephanie Canada

Sales Specialist

Audra Crebs

Graphic Artist/Layout
audra@kspublishingventures.com

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.

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Audra Crebs

Audra Crebs

Graphic Artist/Layout