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About Us

Quality local news! Making a difference where you live, learn, play, and work. After all, this is our home too.

The Franklin County Graphic (FCG) newspaper opened in 1954 under founding editor Dave Adams to fulfill the need for community news. Today, it continues as a locally owned and operated, weekly source of community news and information across Franklin County. The Franklin County Graphic is a Legal Newspaper (approved January 11, 1955). 

 

Each week we engage with our readers by bringing them a variety of local news that impacts their lives, in print and online. These include positive news stories, important issues, local business and farming news, community events, special features, school sports, local, county, state, and national government topics affecting our readers.

The FCG also features weekly columns, Kid's Korner, Letter's to the Editor, student highlights, birthdays, obituaries, and so much more... 

 

We love to tell your stories! 

Special Editions:  Business, Farm, Seniors/Graduation, Back to School, Hispanic Heritage, Elections, Veterans, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Also look for the Fall & Spring Home & Garden business sections.

We provide:  Legal advertising, Business Directory, Church Directory, Display Ads, and Classified Ads at reasonable rates.

 

Meet the Team

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Katherine Trowbridge

Editor-in-Chief,
Lead Reporter

With over 24 years in local journalism, starting in advertising and moving into reporting and photography, Katherine is, now, Lead Reporter and Editor. She enjoys sharing  your stories of life in Franklin County and serving her community by reporting today's news and recording tomorrow's history. Katherine is an award-winning journalist. (Fun Fact: She's related to Samuel Clemens, Aka Mark Twain.) 

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Clayton
Trowbridge


Courier, Staff Writer,
Social Media

A retired Marine, with a passion for relevant news, Clayton joined his wife, Katherine when they purchased the Franklin County Graphic in August of 2019. He brings a focus on truth and solutions. Coupled with his high standards, he works to accomplish the mission of providing a quality product for the readers that they value.

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Miurlin
Escalante


Office Manager
Proof Reader 

Miurlin (Mer-lin) brings   experience in customer service and HR  to the newsroom.  Her bubbly personality and her lifelong love for print news, along with her Hispanic Heritage, adds a diverse perspective. As a part of the FCG, Miurlin, has developed insights into our community on a different level.

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Leticia
Guzman


Graphic Designer,
Advertising, Web 

A Franklin County local who studied at Central Washington University. Guzman joined the FCG as an intern in June 2022 as part of her BFA program. While at Central, Leticia entered one of her paintings into Central's student led art show, winning a Student Union Purchaser Award.  Lety enjoys listening to and assisting FCG customers in creating their perfect advertisement. 

Get Involved!

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Staff Writer, photographer
Now Hiring

 Looking for someone interested in reporting/ photography.  The staff writer/'photographer could take on any number of roles based on the individuals' interests, and what news events they chose to take on.  Skills:  need to have communication,  photography and writing experience and a flexible schedule. We are looking for individuals who have a pulse on the local community, an eye for the facts,  and bringing a quality news product to them. 

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Krysyan Edler
Journalism Intern / Copy Editor, Staff Writer, Web

A recent gradute from Bringham Young University, Idaho, Krysyan joined the FCG as an intern from January - April  2022. She applied six years of journalism experience and an eye for detail to her writing and copy editing. Krysyan  has also written and published her book Moving Sucks Mostly: Tales From An Introvert (available on Amazon).

Join our summer high school internship program!
You, too, could intern with us! Contact us for more.

Contributors:

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Lauren Smith, Dan Newhouse, Connell High School students, Claudia Bingham, Jeff Stoker, KaTrina Kunkel, Mike Baber. 

*The FCG is looking for regular contributors from across the county. Contact us for more. 

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