Due to budget constraints, the Democrat will no longer publish the color weekend comics section after July.
The COVID-19 pandemic affected many businesses, and the newspaper industry and the Democrat were no exception. The Democrat’s management was unfortunately forced to enact cost-saving measures, which resulted in the decision to end the weekend comics section. Saturday, July 31 will be the last edition that includes the weekend color comics.
“Making any kind of change like this to our publications is always a tough decision to make, but we hope our subscribers understand our efforts are always focused on remaining Pettis County’s primary news source,” Publisher Will Weibert said. “While the weekend comics section may be ending, the Democrat is still full of relevant and interesting local news produced by our newsroom, plus our daily comics page.”
The black-and-white comics published in each edition in the Sports section will remain part of the Democrat’s print edition and the e-edition. Several puzzles can also be found in the TV Week publication included in each Friday edition of the Democrat. TV Week is in the print edition and e-edition.