Community News New publisher

Mathew DeKinder has been named publisher and editor-in-chief of the Community News, effective Nov. 1. DeKinder, who has been the editor since 2014, takes over for Robert Huneke, Jr. who will remain involved in the day-to-day operation of the company as publisher emeritus and general manager.
“It is a great honor and responsibility being publisher of the Community News,” DeKinder said. “I am proud to continue the tradition of providing positive, hyper-local news that has been established by Bob, his father and his grandfather.”
The Community News began in 1918 by Harry Huneke as a bi-monthly newspaper that focused on news in the North St. Louis County area before becoming a weekly publication in 1921, and the Community News has published every week since then. Today the Community News prints two weekly editions in St. Louis County and St. Charles County respectively along with two monthly magazines.
“I am thrilled that Mat has become publisher of the Community News. It has been my goal to build a strong newspaper that could continue into the future,” Huneke said. “By passing the baton to Mat, my goal has been achieved. He has the ability, experience, and vision to lead Community News forward into the next 100 years.”