Missouri native Cynthia Henry has returned home after years away to helm Newstime as its new publisher.
Henry is coming from Texas to join the Lakeway Publishers, Inc. team in Missouri and has settled in the area.
“Western St. Charles County has shown itself to be a fantastic, welcoming community,” Henry said. “I am looking forward to getting to know all its communities and to learning what matters to our readers, businesses and schools.”
Originally from Centralia, Missouri, for a large part of her career Henry worked within the media world in Texas in variety of roles.
She started from the ground level, working as a switchboard operator and handling classified ads and billing at The Weatherford Democrat.
Throughout her career, she climbed through all types of positions in the industry, learning the ins and outs of working at a small-town newspaper.
From page designer to production manager, and finally to publisher and founder of a monthly magazine aimed at Texas seniors, Henry has the understanding of the responsibility required to operate a newspaper in small, close-knit communities like Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville.
“Newstime provides an important service to the area, something no other source will do for western St. Charles County,” Henry said. “We cover the big projects being undertaken by the local municipalities. We report on changes to your garbage rates. We bring you news about the students in Wentzville and Lake Saint Louis that have excelled in academics, and we stay on top of major issues that impact the entire county. From the largest stories to the smallest, we focus on covering the things that impact our readers’ daily lives.”
Cathi Utley, Manager of the Lakeway Publishers South newspaper group, is honored to have Henry join the Lakeway news team.
“We are looking forward to Cynthia bringing back Newstime that everyone remembers from years ago: a newspaper that is an integral part of the community,” Utley said.
Over her time in the business, Henry said one of the things she’s learned to value is being open and approachable to the community.
“If anyone ever has feedback, suggestions or knows of important issues worth attention, my direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org,” Henry said. “Newstime’s staff has always worked hard to serve the area, and I want to aid that by being an extra link from our office to the cities we work for.”
– Lakeway Publishers of Missouri