The Messenger announces new publisher
23 Aug 2017
Larry Bushman, the publisher of The Messenger, has announced that he will retire on Sept. 30.
Bushman, 75, has been in the newspaper business for nearly 60 years.
Terry Christensen, general manager of the Daily Freeman-Journal, will become publisher of The Messenger and the Daily-Freeman Journal.
Christensen began his newspaper career at the Daily Times Herald, in Carroll, prior to becoming general manager of the Daily Freeman-Journal in 2010. His career has included work for the Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Nebraska; and the Omaha World Herald. He was advertising director of The Messenger from 2004 to 2007. He also worked in the grocery business for 22 years.
He and his wife, Tammy Christensen, have two sons and two grandchildren. He is a member of the Webster City Lion’s Club and Hamilton County Crimestoppers.