There are several newspapers named Tri-County News: Tri-County News (Minnesota), based in Kimball, Minnesota, USA. Tri-County News (Oregon), based in Junction City, Oregon Tri-County News (Pennsylvania), based in Mercer, Butler, Lawrence, and Venango Counties in Pennsylvania Tri-County News (Kiel, Wisconsin), based in Kiel, Wisconsin, USA. Tri-County News (Osseo, Wisconsin), based in Osseo, Wisconsin, USA. Tri-County News (Gackle, North Dakota) The Tri-County News is a weekly newspaper based in Kiel, Wisconsin. It is published by Delta Publications. The newspaper was founded when the New Holstein Reporter, Kiel Tri-County Record, and Chilton Spirit were combined. The Tri-County News is primarily distributed in Calumet County, Manitowoc County, Sheboygan and Fond du Lac County. The newspaper is the official publication of the cities of Kiel, New Holstein, Kiel Area Schools, New Holstein Area Schools, and the towns of Schleswig, Russell, Meeme, and New Holstein. Memberships The newspaper is a member of the Wisconsin Newspapers Association, National Newspaper Association, and Inland Press Association. A newspaper is a periodical publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features, editorial , and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6,580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a day. The worldwide recession of 2008, combined with the rapid growth of web-based alternatives, caused a serious decline in advertising and circulation, as many papers closed or sharply retrenched operations. General-interest newspapers typically publish stories on local and national political events and personalities, crime, business, entertainment, society and sports. Most traditional papers also feature an editorial page containing editorials written by an editor and columns that express the personal opinions of writers. The newspaper is typically funded by paid subscriptions and advertising. A wide variety of material has been published in newspapers, including editorial opinions, criticism, persuasion and op-eds; obituaries; entertainment features such as crosswords, sudoku and horoscopes; weather news and forecasts; advice, food and other columns; reviews of radio, movies, television, plays and restaurants; classified ads; display ads, radio and television listings, inserts from local merchants, editorial cartoons, gag cartoons and comic strips.