The Neosho Daily News
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherJimmy Sexton
Foundedc. 1905, as The Neosho Daily Democrat[1]
Headquarters212 E Main Street, Neosho, MO 64850
OCLC number20402661

The Neosho Daily News is a twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) broadsheet newspaper published in Neosho, Missouri. In 2021, it was purchased by Neosho residents Jimmy and Rhonda Sexton from Gannett.

The paper covers Neosho and Newton County, Missouri, including Diamond, Goodman, Granby and Seneca. A regular feature of the paper is the "My Life" column by Judy Haas Smith, a Neosho resident and former writer for Life magazine.


The Neosho Daily Democrat began publication in 1904 or 1905 with William G. Anderson its first owner and editor. The paper was published Monday through Saturday. By 1930, James G. Anderson was added to the masthead as publisher.[2] In 1940, the paper is still controlled by the Andersons.[3]

In 1952, the name changed to The Neosho Daily News and in 1953 the paper absorbed its competitor, The Neosho Times, which dated from November 16, 1869.[4] At that time, its circulation exceeded 7700.[5] Howard Bush was the publisher.[6]


  1. ^ "About The Neosho Daily Democrat". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Neosho Daily Democrat, 11 June 193, p. 2
  3. ^ Neosho Daily Democrat, 12 September 1940
  4. ^ "About The Neosho Times". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Neosho Daily News, 09 September 1953, p. 5.
  6. ^ Neosho Daily News, 10 September 1953, p. 2.