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The Guymon Daily Herald is the only Oklahoma newspaper serving the entire region with more than 2,400 newspapers each day, six days a week. Over the past several years, The GDH has won numerous prestigious awards from both the Oklahoma Press Association and the Panhandle Press Association.
The GDH prides itself in being a voice for the people and a true community advocate. 

Guymon Daily Herald
P.O. Box 19
Guymon, OK 73942
Phone: 580-338-3355
E-Mail editor@ptsi.net

Meet Our Staff

General Manager/Advertising Manager

Allison Gipe

publisher@guymondailyherald.com

Managing Editor

Jessica Crawford

editor@ptsi.net

Trudy Hart

reporter1@ptsi.net

Sports Editor

Shawn Yorks

gdhsport@ptsi.net

Office Manager

Myrna Campbell

 

Reception/Classifieds

Emily Gutierrez

admanager@guymondailyherald.com  

Advertising Sales

Sandra Miller, Allison Gipe, Nancy Davis

gdhads@ptsi.net

Composing

Chad Rice

gdhads@ptsi.net

 

Press Room

Clarence Welch

 

Circulation

Peggy Martinez

circulation@guymondailyherald.com

Our History

The Guymon Daily Herald traces its roots back to 1886 when R.B. Quinn founded the town of Hardesty and became publisher of the Hardesty Herald which was the second newspaper to be started in No Man's Land. Quinn apparently moved the paper to Guymon since the first Herald appeared in Guymon in 1891. The weekly publication was published by Quinn until 1907. Even though the local population was only 300, Quinn claimed 951 readers. An ancient Ramage wooden press was used to produce the newspaper. Warren Zimmerman acquired the Herald from Quinn in 1907.

Zimmerman as born in Kansas in 1880 and moved to Oklahoma in 1905. By 1916, J.Q. Denny had become the editor-publisher. Giles E. Miller took over in 1919-1920 and returned the founding date to 1890 for the weekly newspaper that was serving the community that had grown to 1,800. Around 1925, the name was changed to the Panhandle Herald. Although various editors were listed, Miller remained the publisher for many years. He was aided by editors Peyton Reavis, B.R. Hays, John W. Dexter and others.

In 1931, the Texas County News was established with E.H. Lunch as editor of the weekly independent paper. Roscoe Belcher and A. Fields were in charge by 1933-1934 with Belcher as publisher for the next several years.

Others associated with the News included Chester Johnson, Arthur O. Acenbom, W.H. Wells and B.R. Hays. Early in the 1940s, the Panhandle News-Herald, an independent weekly was listed. In the 1950s, the name Daily Herald appeared with Raymond H. Fields actiing as publisher of the paper along with another publication, the Observer.

Fields acquired the Observer in September 1952 from Don DeWolfe, Dwight Davis and Don Dale. In 1966, Donrey Media Group acquired the Herald. Shortly after that acquisition, plans were completed for a new offset plant and, in 1967, opening ceremonies were held at the newspaper's present location, in a 5,577 square foot building at 515 N. Ellison.

Donrey sold the Daily Herald to Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI), which later sold to Horizon Publications, 2003, Inc. in September 2003.

The Goss Community press is the only newspaper press facility in this part of the state and produces weeklies from all across the region.

The Guymon Daily Herald is the only Oklahoma newspaper serving the entire region with more than 2,400 newspapers each day, six days a week. Over the past several years, The GDH has won numerous prestigious awards from both the Oklahoma Press Association and the Panhandle Press Association.
The GDH prides itself in being a voice for the people and a true community advocate. 
Our Staff

There are 16 employees working at the newspaper plant with modern computers and software.

General Manager Allison Gipe moved through the ranks at The Daily Herald, before becoming General Manager, she acted as the paper's Advertising Manager. She was named General Manager in March 2007 and loves serving the community in this capacity. Allison graduated from Guymon High School in 1991 and pursued a business degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Allison has called Texas County home since 1982. Local news is her priority.

Circulation Manager Peggy Martinez joined The Daily Herald in January 2003. She is a graduate of Guymon High School and earned an accounting degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. She manages two employees and his the proud mom of Heather.

Managing Editor Jessica Crawford joined The Guymon Daily Herald in February of 2013.

Sports Editor Shawn Yorks is an award winning photographer as well as the sports editor for The Guymon Daily Herald.

Reporter Trudy Hart joined the Guymon Daily Herald in March 2012. A native of Hansford County, Texas, Trudy graduated from Spearman High School (Texas) in 2007 and Texas Tech University in 2011 with a degree in University Studies and three minors in Mass Communications, English and Human Development and Family Studies. Trudy grew up on a farm in Hansford County and makes her home in Gruver, Texas.

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