The Monitor announces change in paper size



     It is said change is inevitable. This apparently applies to newspapers as well.


    Faced with an increase in cost and availability of the size of newsprint used by The Monitor for more than 40 years, next week the newspaper will change its size from approximately 17 by 11.25 inches to 13.5 by 11.25 inches. This change will begin with the Jan. 26 issue.


    Next week's Monitor will be the size and shape of the Nov. 24, 2016 edition which included the 2016 Holiday Heritage Magazine. The Thanksgiving issue was used as a trial run to allow The Monitor staff the opportunity to determine what technical changes in layout and other adjustments would have to be made before permanently (or at least for the foreseeable future) switching over to the new format.


    While some readers will like the new size, others will likely prefer the old format.


    Although the newspaper's size will change, The Monitor's content and service will not change. Its dedication to informing the community will also remain the same as it has been since its founding by publisher Ann Morris Salster in 1973.


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