In January 2001, Carter and Sarah Newton assumed total ownership of Galena Gazette Publications Inc., the parent corporation of The Galena Gazette.

Carter began working at The Gazette in December 1979 as managing editor. In January 1982, he became a partner in the newspaper operation joining Robert and Frances Melvold and Sam and Fran Byers as stockholders in the corporation. Sarah joined the company in 1983 managing the firm's Main Street newspaper museum.

In December 1985, the Newtons assumed publisher roles when they purchased the Byers' interest in the newspaper.

Carter is a native of Muskegon, Mich., graduating from Mona Shores High School in 1973; and Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, with a bachelor's degree in history in 1977. He then worked for newspapers based in Zearing, Iowa; West Burlington, Iowa; and Mediapolis, Iowa; where he worked in all facets of newspaper publishing.

Sarah graduated from Galena High School in 1976 and spent a year as an exchange student in Scotland before attending Illinois State University in Normal where she graduated with a degree in paralegal studies.

If you want to talk to Carter or Sarah, please call (815) 777-0019 or 1-800-373-6397 during business hours, or you can email them at: