Gallatin Publishing Company
PRINTING PLANT & MAIN BUSINESS OFFICE IN GALLATIN:
609B South Main Street, P.O. Box 37, Gallatin, MO 64640
Darryl Wilkinson, Owner/Publisher — darryl@GPCink.com
Liz Wilkinson, Owner/Publisher — liz@GPCink.com
Jessica Holcomb, Print Production & Bookkeeping — jessica@GPCink.com
Danielle Huston, Customer Consultant, Graphics & Production — frontdesk@GPCink.com
Tisha Perkins, Customer Consultant, Graphics & Production — tish@GPCink.com
Nathan Stuedle, Customer Consultant & Sales — nathan@GPCink.com
Tammy Huffman, Newswriter & Production — tammy@GPCink.com
Dennis Cox, Sportswriter & Pressroom — dennis@GPCink.com
Marjorie Windsor, Circulation — labels@GPCink.com
Ben Gott & Travis Burnett, Pressmen — pressguys@GPCink.com
CHILLICOTHE SALES OFFICE:
430C Washington Street, P.O. Box 618, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
Office Ph: 660.707.1820 Fax: 660.707.1823
Tomie Walker, Office Manager/Graphic Designer — tomie@GPCink.com
Brooke Trussell, Customer Consultant/Graphic Designer — advertising@GPCink.com
Gallatin Publishing Company (GPC) employs more than 20 full and part-time workers, operating a printing plant in Gallatin and a sales office in Chillicothe. The business relocated into remodeled facilities at Gallatin soon after acquiring a 6-unit News King web press from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009. Printing newsprint periodicals (weekly, daily and monthly) are its primary business along with other commercial printing. GPC owns and distributes six periodicals besides printing more than a dozen periodicals published for neighboring communities. The company is increasingly active in website hosting and development, internet marketing, and related activities and has emerged as a leader in presenting real estate and auctions both online and in print for North Missouri and South Iowa.
GPC is a family-operated corporation owned by Darryl and Liz Wilkinson, who have worked as a team their entire professional life. Both were members of the student newspaper staff at Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, then briefly at the Ida County Courier-Reminder in Ida Grove, Iowa. The couple managed The Times-Tribune at Grant City, Mo., for almost two years before moving to Gallatin, Mo., in 1978. While raising a family of four children, the Wilkinsons earned numerous honors presented by the Missouri Press Association, including the prestigious Tilghman Cloud Memorial Editorial Award (Weeklies). Darryl served as president of Northwest Missouri Press Association in 1985. He was named Missouri Volunteer of the Year for 1994 by the Southern Industrial Development Council for helping initiate and create jobs through Gallatin Industrial Development Authority. Both Liz and Darryl are active in many community and church affairs.
The Gallatin North Missourian is the official newspaper serving Daviess County since 1864. A number of distinguished publishers served under this flag, including Wesley L. Robertson, who is recognized as Missouri’s newspaper martyr after being shot and killed in 1919 while performing his journalistic duties. The North Missourian changed to tabloid format in 1996 with the advent of desktop publishing capabilities. The weekly newspaper’s paid circulation is 1,700 copies.
The Ad Zone is a free weekly shopper mailed to every household every week throughout Livingston County (Chillicothe), Daviess County (Gallatin) and Caldwell County (Hamilton). Over 17,000 copies printed each Monday are mailed by the U.S. Postal Service into homes each Tuesday; additional copies are delivered selected store locations throughout the 3 counties as well as to Trenton and Cameron.
ShoMeMore Real Estate & Auctions is a print/online promotional package for licensed professionals to advertise real estate listings and auctions located throughout North Missouri and South Iowa. Separate websites and print editions are published to serve the regions of Northwest Missouri, Northeast Missouri, and South Iowa.
The Lake Viking News a monthly newspaper delivered to each lake lot owner since the lake’s construction in 1968, serving as the official communications tool for the 1,600-acre private residential lake development west of Gallatin. It is owned by GPC. Lake Viking is also served by the website www.lakevikingmo.com which is designed and hosted by GPC.
Internet Services officially began in 2006 when GPC legally incorporated GranDesign, LLC, after successfully launching its first regional portal on the Internet. Initial efforts quickly expanded beyond Northwest Missouri to also include real estate, auction and vehicle listings from Northeast Missouri and South Iowa.
GPCink today primarily serves those interested in real estate and auctions in the region north of I-70 in Missouri and south of Hwy. 34 in South Iowa. In addition, GPC hosts and maintains independent websites for over 100 commercial clients.