Linda Meyer named general manager of Bridge City Publishing

By Katie Zerr
Linda Meyer has been named general manager of Bridge City Publishing, Inc., which includes the Mobridge Tribune, the Monday Reminder, Tribune Quick Print, Tribune Web Printing, Tribune Promotional Products and the Mobridge Tribune Online; and general manager of Missouri Dakota Publishing, Inc., which includes the Potter County News of Gettysburg and the West River Eagle of Eagle Butte newspapers and the newspapers’ websites.Both newspaper/printing corporations will continue to be owned by Larry and Roberta Atkinson of Mobridge, but Meyer will run the day-to-day operations. Atkinson will continue as the publisher of all three newspapers and the shopper, will assist the general manager and will be working to further develop the company’s full-color commercial printing and newspaper printing on the Mobridge presses, as well as promotional products. Roberta will continue to assist with the business financial operations. The Atkinsons will continue to have their offices in their home.

Since 2010 Meyer has been serving as the corporate sales manager for both corporations and she will continue to call on some area accounts and work on developing new accounts. For the year before that, Meyer worked as an advertising sales representative for the Mobridge Tribune and Monday Reminder.

From 2008 to 2009, Meyer was the administrative assistant at Mobridge-Pollock School in Pollock and was the business manager and secretary of Pollock School from 2003 to 2008, before the school combined with the Mobridge School District.

Meyer has also owned Linda’s Paints in Pollock from 1989 to the present and owned Pollock Trustworthy Hardware in Pollock from 1989 to 2007.

She started working in newspapers as the production manager of the Prairie Pioneer newspaper in Pollock from 1979 through 1989, where Atkinson worked with her for a two-year period from 1979 through 1981 when he was editor of the Prairie Pioneer.

Meyer is a Pollock High School graduate and has an accounting and secretarial degree from Aberdeen School of Commerce in Aberdeen.

She is a lifelong resident of this area. She and her husband, Kent, live in Pollock.

“I have known Linda for more than 30 years and am absolutely thrilled that she has agreed to accept the general manager position here,” said Atkinson. “Linda has already been greatly involved in events and activities in the area as corporate sales manager and will continue to make sure our newspapers continue to play active roles in their respective communities. Linda grew up on a Mobridge area farm and has lived in small towns all her life. She knows the importance of getting involved and giving back to your community. Linda also understands the important role newspapers plays in keeping their communities informed and helping businesses draw customers to their stores through newspaper advertising.”

“It is with great pleasure and excitement that I start the new year as the general manager of Bridge City Publishing Inc. and Missouri Dakota Publishing Inc.,” Meyer said. “I am eager to work more closely with our staff, and continue with what I feel is a unique responsibility of keeping our communities informed. Having grown up and worked in the area, I know first hand the importance of local news production and I look forward to continuing this task.”

– Larry Atkinson, publisher –

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