Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter changes ownership

Pictured are, from left, Michael Finnegan, owner and publisher of the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter and Ryan Harvey, president and CEO of Mid-America Publishing.

After nearly 35 years of ownership, Mike Finnegan has sold the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter to Mid-America Publishing Corporation, of Hampton, Iowa, effective March 1, 2018.

The Mirror-Reporter will be added to the Hampton-based corporations growing roster of 30 Iowa weekly newspapers and shoppers.

"I've worked for Mid-America for nearly 21 years, "said Ryan Harvey, President and CEO of Mid-America Publishing. "During that time, I rarely missed an issue of the Reporter. Mike has an impressive operation. He has always been a strategic thinker who has always looked out for his community. That's something we will continue to strive to do in conjunction with the Mirror's staff."

As part of the acquisition, aside from Finnegan, the entire staff has been asked to continue on with the paper.

Read the full story in the March 1 edition.