Sales manager named for local newspaper group

Lonny Berge

Lonny Berge has been named sales manager of Bluff Country Newspaper Group.

Berge has been a salesperson with the locally-owned network of community newspapers for the past 14 years. He will continue in that role while taking on additional duties within the sales department.

Bluff Country Newspaper Group has five community newspapers — the Chatfield News, Fillmore County News Leader, Spring Grove Herald, Spring Valley Tribune and Tri-County Record — plus one regional paper, the Bluff Country Reader.

“Lonny has covered many territories in our geographic range and has always come through,” Publisher David Phillips said. “He is always enthusiastic and gets along well with local business people. Those qualities will be key in working with our team of salespeople.”

The position, effective Nov. 1, will provide little visible change to most people, but should help coordinate the group’s efforts to provide quality service to local businesses.