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(Neb)-New Chadron Record Editor Settling In  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/19/2019 08:46 AM
CHADRON - The new managing editor of the Chadron Record newspaper is beginning his second week and says he's settling in quite nicely.

      Mark Dykes came to the Record from Wyoming, but  is no stranger to the Chadron community - he grew up in the area and graduated from Chadron State College. Those ties are why he leaped at the chance to apply for the editor's job.

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Dykes worked at the Alliance Times Herald for a decade before moving to a paper in north-central Wyoming with his wife and family. It was a move he felt he had to make to grow professionally.

    Dykes says taking over an award-winning weekly community newspaper proved to do all for him professionally that he had hoped.

     The Chadron Record is part of newspaper giant Lee Enterprises and has seen its workforce drop steadily in recent years to just 3 positions and all were vacant when Dykes came on board last week.

      He doesn't know how long he's going to be the lone wolf at the paper and isn't going to let it keep him from being totally involved in covering the community.

     Dykes predecessor, Kerri Rempp, left late this summer to become Northwest Nebraska Tourism Director - a Dawes County government position that's also funded by Sioux County.


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