According to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world, “newspapers are a critical part of the American news landscape.” Steve Woodhouse, local journalist and new owner of the Marion County Express, couldn’t agree more.
“People have been talking about the death of newspaper for about 20 years…and we’re still here… there’s still a market for it, and I’m happy to be part of that market,” said Woodhouse. “There’s always going to be a need to record the history.”
Reporting the area news, sports, events, and human-interest stories is the focus of this dedicated storyteller and local journalist whose goal is to cover Marion County and reach out for state, national, and world events that trickle down and affect us.
At the February 15 Pella City Council meeting, the Marion County Express was designated by unanimous vote as the official newspaper for legal publications effective June 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Marion County Express is a member of the Iowa Newspaper Association & Foundation.
Dutch Greeters welcomed Steve Woodhouse and his team at the Marion County Express to Pella. With an office in the Corporate Circle on Washington Street, the papers are delivered every Friday with subscription or available for pick up at Nick’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop, Hy-Vee, Pella Books, and Fareway Stores Pella.