Star Courier
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherDavid Adams
EditorMike Helenthal
FoundedMay 2, 1898 (1898-05-02), as Kewanee Daily Star-Courier[1]
Headquarters105 East Central Boulevard,
Kewanee, Illinois 61443, United States
OCLC number27314941

The Star Courier is an American daily newspaper published in Kewanee, Illinois. It is owned by Gannett.

The daily newspaper is the largest of Gannett's holdings in Henry County, Illinois, which also include the shopper publication Henry County Advertizer and four weekly newspapers in outlying towns: the Cambridge Chronicle of Cambridge, Galva News of Galva, Geneseo Republic of Geneseo and Orion Gazette of Orion.

The Star Courier was founded in 1898 through the merger of the Kewanee Evening Star and Kewanee Daily Courier, both of which had been founded in the 1890s.[1] Lee Enterprises owned the paper from 1926 to 1999, when it was traded to GateHouse Media.[2]


  1. ^ a b "About Kewanee Daily Star-Courier". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Lee trades properties with Liberty Group Publishing