The Daily Telegram
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherJohn Elchert
EditorMark Lenz
FoundedDecember 3, 1892, as Evening Telegram
Headquarters133 North Winter Street,
Adrian, Michigan 49221, United States
Circulation12,942 daily
OCLC number33972687

The Daily Telegram is a daily newspaper published Mondays through Saturdays in Adrian, Michigan, United States.[1] Former owner GateHouse Media acquired the paper from Independent Media Group in 2000.[2][3]

The newspaper covers all of Lenawee County and southern Jackson County, including "Adrian, Tecumseh, Blissfield, Clinton, Addison, Deerfield, Hudson, Morenci, Onsted, Brooklyn and all points in between."[4]

Upon the founding of the Telegram in December 1892, inaugural publishers M.W. Redfield and Elmer E. Putnam said "particular attention will be given to events of a local nature."[4]

Initially named the Evening Telegram, the newspaper took the name of its hometown in 1898, becoming the Adrian Daily Telegram, changing its name again to become The Daily Telegram in 1973.[5]

The Adrian Daily Telegram suspended publication from October 24, 1972, to January 5, 1973, because of a strike.[5]


  1. ^ "Michigan Press Association list of members". Michigan Press Association. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Liberty Group Operating, Inc. FORM 8-K/A, September 13, 2000
  3. ^ Fund I - Independent Media Group
  4. ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "About Adrian Daily Telegram". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 18, 2012.