Publisher leads papers in 4 states


Rust Communications publisher Randy List now leads his papers from Iowa.

In the fall List transferred within Rust to take the helm at several newspapers in western Iowa.

He will remain publisher and part owner of all three of Rust’s Indiana properties, the Banner Graphic, (Greencastle) Greene County Daily World (Linton), and The Brazil Times.

List commuted between Iowa and Greencastle before his family made the move to Iowa over the holidays.

Chris Pruett has been promoted to senior general manager of Rust’s Indiana properties and will oversee day-to-day activities at the papers.

List came to Green­cas­tle in February 1999 as publisher when Rust Com­munications purchased the Banner Graphic, and he took over at The Brazil Times when it was purchased by Rust in 2001. Rust purchased the Daily World in January 2003.

In 2010 List was promoted to regional vice president of Rust Communications. He now oversees 11 newspapers and two shoppers in Iowa, one in Nebraska, and one in Idaho in addition to the three Indiana properties.

He started his career for his hometown paper in Yankton, S.D., in 1974 as a proofreader in the advertising department.

List was a longtime member of the HSPA board of directors.

– Banner Graphic (Greencastle)