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Source for detailed information of each newspaper: The Library of Congress, June 2018. 

Newspapers of Randolph County, Indiana

The Carlos Sentinel

Carlos, Randolph County, Indiana.

Weekly newspaper.

1927, published less than one year. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 22, 1927).

Publisher: Robert S. Peelle.

1927 (Sep 22 -Nov 3) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.


The Farmland Enterprise

Farmland, Randolph County, Indiana.

Vol. I, no. 1 on May 4, 1888. Ceased around 1908. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: W.C. West

1888 - 1905 (May 1888 to
Dec. 1905) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

Randolph County Enterprise

Farmland, Randolph County, Indiana.

1907-1963. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: H.F. Harris.

In 1953 expanded coverage to include news of Parker, Ind.

Issue for Mar. 20, 1935 called also: Historic ed. of the Randolph County enterprise.

On Sept. 26, 1963: Lynn herald (Lynn, Ind. : 1953), Randolph County enterprise; and Randolph County news (Ridgeville, Ind.) were absorbed by: Winchester journal-herald; and: Winchester news (Winchester, Ind.) which were published on alternate days Mon. through Sat.

Published in Winchester, Ind. : Gazette Pub. Co., <May 12, 1960>-

1907 (12-Dec) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1908 (30-Jan) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1909 (13-May) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1910 (15-Sep) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1913 (13-Mar) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1915 (Mar 4 - 18) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1916 (2-Feb) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1917 (28-Feb) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1923 (Sep 26 Oct 3) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1925 - 1963 (Mar.18, 1925 to Dec. 1963) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library. 

The Farmland Reporter

Farmland, Randolph County, Indiana. 

Began in 1906; ceased with Mar. 26, 1909 issue. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: F.C. West.

1907 (7-Jan) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 


The Lynn Tribune

Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana.

Began in 1892. Ceased in Aug. 1898 as a weekly newspaper.

Publisher: A.O. & R.C. Hamilton.

Some 1895 and 1896 issues available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

The Randolph County Herald-Citizen

Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana.

1952-1953. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher:  Joe Hamilton.

Republican Cf. N.W. Ayer & Son Directory of newspapers and periodicals.. 

1952 issue available on microfilm from Indiana State Library. 

The Losantville Times

Losantville, Randolph County, Indiana.

Began in 1931; ceased around 1946. Weekly newspaper. 

Publisher: Giggy Print. Co.

1942 (Apr 3 May 15) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1943 (11-Jun) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

Randolph Southern Voice Press

Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana.

1969-1981. Biweekly (every 2 weeks) newspaper. 

Publisher: B & R Pub. Co.

"Hometown newspaper for Carlos, Lynn and Spartanburg, Ind."

1979 - 1980 (Aug.1, 1979 to Dec.17, 1980) original copies available for review at Indiana State Library.  

The Lynn Herald

Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana.

Publishing dates not certain as a weekly newspaper with Publisher: Frank E. Wright and Eber M Brown.

Publishing dates 192?-1952 as a weekly newspaper with Publisher: Hodgin & Ross. 

Publishing dates 1953-1963 as a weekly newspaper with Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co.

1933 (13-Oct) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1941 (16-Sep) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1944 (Jan 7-28; Feb. 11- Oct. 27; Nov. 10; Nov. 24; Dec. 8; Dec. 15) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1945 (Jan 12; Jan. 19; Feb. 2- Jul 20;
Aug 3- Nov. 30; Dec. 14; Dec. 28) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1946 (Jun. 14- 28; Aug. 2- Sep. 27;
Oct. 11- Nov. 1; Nov. 15-29) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1949 (Jan. 7- Sep. 9; Sep 16 (frag);
Sep 23; Oct 7 - Dec. 30) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1958 (Sep. 19; Sep. 26) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1959 (Jun. 5; Jun. 19; Jul. 3- Nov. 5;
Nov. 19; Dec 3; Dec. 10) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1961 (Jan. 5- Apr. 13; Apr. 27- Nov. 16;
Nov. 30 - Dec. 21) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

1962 (Jan. 4- Nov. 8; Nov. 22; Nov. 29) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1963 (Jan. 17- Feb. 7; Feb. 21- Aug 22;
Sep. 5-26) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

The Randolph County Reporter

Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana.

196?-current. Weekly newspaper. 

Publisher: Joseph E. Hamilton. 

1969 (Oct 23 Nov 6 Dec 4 Dec 18) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

1970 (Jan 29 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 12 Oct 15 Nov 12 Nov 19) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

Parker City News (Parker News)

Parker City, Randolph County, Indiana.

Parker News: 1893-1894 weekly newspaper. Independent Cf. Miller, John W. Indiana newspaper bibliog.

Parker City News: 1894-189? weekly newspaper. 

The city has been called both Parker and Parker City even within the same publication. The official name is now Parker City.

Parker City News, July 7, 1893 to Dec.28, 1894 available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

The Parker Review

Parker City, Randolph County, Indiana.

Began in 1899; ceased around 1926. A weekly newspaper. 

Publisher: E.L. Ashcroft.

The city has been called both Parker and Parker City even within the same publication. The official name is now Parker City.

1923 (19-Jan) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

Tri-County Journal

Modoc, Randolph County, Indiana.

1950-????. Issue frequency and publisher not provided. 

No holdings noted available for microfilm or original review. 

The Ridgeville Banner

Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana.

1884 - 1885 (Sept.19, 1884 to Apr.17, 1885) original paper available for review at Indiana State Library.

1884-1885. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: J.J. Gorrell. 

Ridgeville Weekly News (The Ridgeville News)

Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana.

1889-1925. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: T.A. Devor.

Publisher: James G. Stanley. 

Original issue from 1921 available from Indiana State Library. 

1898 - 1899 (May 1898 to Oct 1899) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1900 (13-Apr) available on microfilm. 

1903 (Sep 12; Oct. 9; Oct.16) available on microfilm from Indiana State LIbrary.

1905 (13-Jan) available on microfilm on Indiana State Library.

1910 (Jan - Dec) available on microfilm.

1919 (11-Jul) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1921 (Jan 28 Jul 29) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1922 - 1925 (Jan 1922 - Dec 1925) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

Randolph County News

Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana,

1925- September 1963. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: Fred W. Baker.

On Sept. 26, 1963: the Lynn herald, The Randolph County enterprise, and The Randolph County news were absorbed by: The Winchester journal-herald and The Winchester news which were published on alternate days Mon. through Sat.

1925-1963 Feb. 13, 1925-
Sep. 26, 1963) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1927 (Apr. 22- Sep 23) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

1944- 1957 (Oct. 20, 1944-
Sep. 26, 1963) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

Ridgeville Record

Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana.

1902-19??. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: Earle Coble. 

1902 (9-Oct) microfilm available at Indiana State Library.

Union City Commercial

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

187?-1873. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: Bayless & Woodbury.

1873 (Jan - Mar 6) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.  

Union City Eagle

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

1863-1919. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: Bentley Masslich.

1867 (2-Oct) microfilm available at Indiana State Library. 

1876 (6-Jan) microfilm available at Indiana State Library. 

Original edition of 1876 available for review from American Antiquarian Soc, Newsp Proj, Worcester, MA.

Original edition of 1873 available for review from New York Hist Soc, Newsp Proj, New York, NY.

Union City Gazette

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

1870-1871. Weekly newspaper. 

Publisher: Pollys, Hedgepeth & Jaqua.

Continues the numbering of the Winchester Gazette.

Democratic Cf. Miller.

1870 (10-Nov) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

The Union City Gazette (Daily)

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana

1937-1939. Monday through Saturday newspaper. 

Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co.

Continues: Hub City Gazette. Cf. N.W. Ayer & Son American newspaper annual and directory.

1937 - 1939 (Aug.26, 1937 to Mar.31, 1939) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library. 

The Evening Times

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

1911-1939. Monday through Saturday newspaper.

Publisher: George W. Patchell. 

1926 (20-May) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1921 - 1939 (Jan. 1, 1921 to Mar. 31, 1939) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

The Times-Gazette

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

1939-1945. Monday through Saturday newspaper. 

Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co.

Changes numbering from that of previous titles to its own scheme.

1939 - 1968 (Apr.1, 1939 to June 29, 1968) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library. 

News Gazette

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana

1968 - 1971 (Jun. 12, 1968 to Dec. 31, 1971) available on microfilm.

1973 - 1980 (Jan. 2, 1973 to Dec. 31, 1980) available on microfilm.

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News Gazette & Journal Record

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

1972 (Jan. 3, 1972 to Dec. 30 1972) available on microfilm.

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Union City Times

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

1873-192?. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: John Commons.

Ceased in the late 1920's.

"Republican." Cf. Miller.
Includes: Daily fair times, published during the fair in Sept. 1874.

Published also in a daily edition called: 1895-1911, Union City evening times; 1911-192u, Evening times (Union City, Ind.).

Publishers: John Commons, 1873-1876; Commons & Bidlack, 1876; John Commons, 1876-1877.

1875 (Jan. 14) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1873 - 1876 (Jan. 2, 1873 to Dec. 28, 1876) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1878 - 1920 (Feb. 23, 1878 to Dec. 31, 1920) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1923 - 1929 (Jan. 3, 1923 to Dec. 25, 1929) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1968 (Jan. 2, 1968 to Jun. 11, 1968) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

1883 - 1916 (Sep. 13, 1883 to Jun. 3, 1916 scattered) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

Original edition from 1876 available for review from American Antiquarian Soc, Newsp Proj, Worcester, MA.

The Union City Times-Gazette

Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.

1945-1968. Monday through Saturday newspaper. 

Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co.

In July 1968: Union City times-gazette merged with: The Winchester news to form: The News-gazette (Winchester, Ind.).

1949 (Aug. 5) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library. 

The Randolph County Christian

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

Began February 1899, not note when ceased. Published twice per month. 

Publisher: Randolph County Union of The Christian Church.

1899 (15-Aug) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

The Winchester Democrat

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1885-1935. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: Winchester Pub. Co.

1885 - 1891 (May 1885 to July 10, 1891) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library. 

1899 (6-Oct) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1900 (Feb - Dec) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1902 - 1903 (Jan. 1902 to Dec.2, 1903) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1905 (Jan-Dec) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1910 (21-Apr) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1911 - 1933 (Feb.9, 1911 to Dec.1933) available on microfilm.

1934 (4-Oct) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1935 (Jan 3 - Jun 13) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

Winchester Gazette

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

Began in June 1869; ceased in Oct. 1870.. Weekly newspaper.

Publisher: J.G. & N.R. Brice.

1870 (30-Jun) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library. 

Winchester Herald

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1875-1920. Weekly newspaper. Publisher: James G. Brice.

Although the paper claimed to be Independent, it actually supported the Democratic party. Cf. Miller, John W. Indiana newspaper bibliog.

Ayer's later lists the Winchester herald as Republican.

Editors: Enos L. Watson, James G. Brice, <1876>; Enos L. Watson, Lee Ault, <1876>.

Published also in a daily edition called Winchester daily herald from 1900 to about 1903 and again from 1908 to about 1912.

Publishers: James G. Brice, <1875>; Watson & Brice, <1876>; Watson & Ault, <1876>.

1885 - 1900 (Dec.30, 1885 to Dec.26, 1900) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library. 

1902 - 1920 (Jan.1, 1902 to Mar.10, 1920) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library. 

1876 an original edition available for review at American Antiquarian Soc, Newsp Proj, Worcester, MA.

1888 an original edition available for review at Kansas State Hist Soc, Newsp Proj, Topeka, KS.

Winchester Daily Herald

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1900- about 1903. Monday through Saturday newspaper.

Publisher: Herald Pub. Co.
Published also in a weekly edition called: Winchester herald. Republican Cf. Ayer.

No microfilm or original editions available for review. 

Winchester Journal

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1857 - 1920 (Dec.31, 1857 to Mar.10, 1920) available on microfilm.

1920 (Mar 10 -Dec 3) available on microfilm.

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Journal-Herald

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1968; probably ceased in Dec. 1969. Monday through Saturday. 

Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co.

1920 (Mar 17 -Dec 29) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

1921 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 28) available on microfilm.

1922 (Jan. 4- Dec. 28) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1925 (Sep. 10) available on microfilm.

1923- 1937 (Jan. 4, 1923 -
Mar. 15, 1937) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1937 (May 4; Jun. 10; Jul. 10; Jul 12;
Aug 2-7; Aug 31- Oct. 1; Oct. 2- Dec. 30) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1938-1943 (Jan. 20, 1938-
Jun. 29, 1943) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.

1922 - 1968 (Jan.1922 to July 6, 1968) available on microfilm from the Indiana State Library.   

1943-1968 (Jul. 1, 1943- Jul. 6, 1968) Published 3x a week; microfilmed alternately with Winchester News is available from the Indiana State Library. 

Continues the numbering of the Winchester journal-herald.

Includes: Randolph County Sesquicentennial edition (Aug. 16, 1968), which was a joint edition with: The News-gazette.

The Journal-herald served the "rural routes and other communities in Randolph and Darke counties other than Union City and Winchester." The: News-gazette contained Union City and Winchester news.

The Phantasmagorian

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

February 1881-1884. Weekly newspaper. 

Publisher: W.P. Needham.

Single issue from 1881 available on microfilm from Indiana State Library. 

The Winchester Daily News

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

Began Aug. 15?, 1934. Ceased in June 1935.Monday through Saturday newspaper. Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co.

1936- Ceased between Sept. 1942 and May 1943. Monday through Saturday newspaper. Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co. 

Carried the numbering of both the original Winchester daily news and The Winchester Democrat.

1926-1922/27 lasted one year. Monday through Saturday newspaper. Publisher: Winchester Pub. Co.

1934 (5-Oct) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library. 

1936 (Aug 26 -Dec) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1937 (Mar. 18- Jul 31; Aug. 9-30) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1938 (Jan 3 Jan 4 Jul 6 Jul 8 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 22 Jul 25 - 27) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library. 

1938 (Aug 3 Aug 9 Aug 13 Aug 16) available on microfilm. 

1939 (May 2 May 4 May 5) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1941 (9-Apr) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1942 (19-Sep) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1943 (28-May) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1943 - 1944 (July 14, 1943 to Aug.7, 1944) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library.

1944 (Aug 9 - Oct. 2) available on microfilm at Indiana State Library. 

Winchester News-Democrat

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1934 - 1936 (Oct.15, 1934 to Aug.1936) available on microfilm. 

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Winchester News

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1944 - 1950 (Oct. 4, 1944 to Dec.29, 1950) available on microfilm. 

1943 - 1968 (
Jun. 30, 1943 to June 28, 1968) (filmed alternately with
Winchester Journal-Herald) available on microfilm.


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News-Gazette

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

July 1968-1969 and 1976 to present: Publisher - Gazette Pub. Co., Monday through Saturday newspaper. 

1968-1997 (Jul. 1, 1968-Mar. 13, 1997) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

2000- 2001 (Jan. 3, 2000-Jun. 26, 2001) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

2002- Present (May 1, 2002-Present) available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

Includes: Randolph County Sesquicentennial edition (Aug. 16, 1968), which was a joint edition with: The Journal-herald.

The Journal-herald served the "rural routes and other communities in Randolph and Darke counties other than Union City and Winchester." The News-gazette contained Union City and Winchester news.

Also issued in an online version.

Issues for July 27, 1988 published by Park Newspapers of Winchester, Inc.; Sept. 18, 2007 by Leesa Friend.

Serves Winchester and Union City, Ind. as well as parts of Ohio; Sept. 18, 2007 serves Winchester, Union City, Ridgeville, Lynn, Modoc, Saratoga, Farmland, Parker City & Losantville areas.

Winchester Patriot

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1843 (27-Oct) available on microfilm.

1845 (30-Apr) available on microfilm. 

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The News-Gazette & Journal-Herald

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1969-1976, Monday through Saturday newspaper.
Publisher: Gazette Pub. Co.

After late July 1975, the masthead title periodically dropped the words "and Journal-herald."

Had morning and evening editions until about 1972.

1969 various issues on microfilm from the Indiana State Library. 

Randolph County Journal

Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

1855-July 1862. Weekly newspaper. Publisher: Beverly & Smith.

1864-1865. Began with new series, vol. 2, no. 26 (January 1, 1864); ceased with new series, vol. 3, no. 28 (January 13, 1865). Publisher: Andrew J. Neff, <January 1865>.

Continues: Winchester patriot (Winchester, Ind. : 1849). Cf. Miller.


Issue from 1857, 1861, 1864 available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.  

Original issue from 1857 available for review at Indiana State Library. 

1857 original issue available for review at University of Texas At Arlington, Arlington, TX. 

Randolph Journal

1862-1862. Weekly newspaper. Publisher: ?

January 19, 1865 to ?.  Weekly newspaper. Publisher: ?

Issues from 1862, 1865, 1866 available on microfilm from Indiana State Library.

Original issues from 1862, 1865, 1866 available for review at Indiana State Library.