Mike Mathes, president and owner of Delta Publications and Delta Digital Strategies, has announced the sale of the two companies to the Delta Media Group, headed by Jim O’Rourke, a 25-year veteran of the newspaper industry, and Joe Mathes, a long-time member of the Delta Publications family.

Delta Publications publishes the Tri-County News, serving Kiel, Chilton and New Holstein (Wisconsin) along with the Tempo, a weekly free paper serving the Between the Lakes market area. In addition, Delta Online offers digital advertising solutions for a customer base that goes beyond the traditional media and local market place, according to news release on the sale. 

The newly formed Delta Media Group is an affiliate company of the O’Rourke Media Group, which owns four local community newspapers and a marketing agency in northwest Vermont.

All current Delta Publication employees will be hired by the new company, the release said. 

The sale of the business was facilitated by media broker Julie Bergman of Grimes, McGovern & Associates.


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