WARSAW — Ink Free News and The Papers Inc. have announced a change in management at InkFreeNews.com.
Maggie Kenworthy is stepping down as editor after serving in the role for three years.
Dan Spalding, a reporter with Ink Free News, will assume the role of editor beginning today, July 1.
Kenworthy plans to continue working with Ink Free News on a part-time basis, covering the same meetings she has been in recent months.
Kenworthy began her work with The Papers in high school and is a graduate of Ball State University, where she studied journalism. She interned with The Papers and then joined the company full time in 2016.
“It’s been a great three years, but it’s time for me to take a step back,” Kenworthy wrote on Friday in a Facebook post.
Spalding is a graduate of Ball State University where he studied journalism and political science. His first job in journalism in 1986 was with the Times-Union newspaper in Warsaw, where he worked for 13 years. He worked as a page designer for the South Bend Tribune for 11 years and then as a reporter for the Goshen News and The Elkhart Truth.
Also at The Elkhart Truth, Spalding served as Assistant Managing Editor of Print before leaving in July of 2016 when he returned to the Times-Union. He joined Ink Free News Feb. 11.
Spalding will continue covering Warsaw city government and writing Poli (Sigh), a column that is posted each week on Saturday mornings.
“I look forward to building upon the efforts of Ink Free News in recent years to establish itself as the news leader of Kosciusko County — especially when it comes to breaking news,” Spalding said.
Spalding can be reached at (574) 855-7612 and by email at [email protected].