About Us

The Story City Herald, located at 511 Broad Street in downtown Story City, Iowa, is a weekly newspaper and has been in the publishing business since 1881.

Stephens Media purchased the Herald in December of 2012 from Todd Thorson, who, together with his mother Eloise Thorson and father, the late Richard Thorson, owned and operated the newspaper since February of 1973. In March 2015, New Media Investment Group acquired the assets of Stephens Media and The Herald became a member of GateHouse Media.

The Herald covers local and area happenings, including the Story City and Roland communities. The school district for Story City and Roland is Roland-Story, and the Herald prides itself in extensive coverage of school activities and events, including sports, drama, music and classroom studies. Civic events, history, business and church news and coverage of various community organizations are also a part of the Herald's weekly features.