Grant County Journal closure feels like 'death in the family'


The Grant County Journal published its final edition June 29. Its front page was a reproduction of the Oct. 18, 1907 front page of the old Ephrata Journal.

A story inside on page 2 told the story: “It’s like a death in the family,” said Managing Editor Randy Bracht. “With the people who read the newspaper, there’s a real sense of loss.”

The closure made news across the state.

Rufus Woods, publisher emeritas at the Wenatchee World, devoted his regular column to the closure.

“I was saddened to hear that longtime publisher Jeff Fletcher had made the wrenching decision to shut down the Grant Count...

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