Iowa publisher leaving for Wisconsin post

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — The publisher of the Le Mars Daily Sentinel has resigned so he can take a Wisconsin position and live closer to family in Minnesota.

The Daily Sentinel reports that Tom Stangl will become editor and publisher of the Amery (Wis.) Free-Press.

His wife, Diane Stangl, has resigned her job as office manager of the Remsen Bell-Enterprise newspapers to become office manager of the Amery weekly.

Amery is in northwest Wisconsin and about an hour’s drive from Minneapolis.

Tom Stangl says the move will put him and his wife nearer their daughters Madison, of Minneapolis, and Lindsay, of Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Tom Stangl has been publisher of the Daily Sentinel since March 2005. The newspaper is owned by Rust Communications, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

His replacement has not been named.