New Century Press, parent company of theLyon County Reporter, West Lyon HeraldandSioux County Index-Reporter,recently welcomed two new advertising representatives, Andrea Rausch and Kari Jurrens, to work with clients in the area, following the retirement of Lois Kuehl, advertising representative for the three papers.
Rausch grew up in Okoboji, Iowa, and graduated from Okoboji High School. After graduation, she got married and started a family in Spencer, Iowa. Rausch has two children, Autumn, 16, and Austin, 14. Before joining the staff at New Century Press, she worked as store manager at Hog Slat Inc. in Hartley, Iowa. She moved to Rock Rapids this past spring. In her new role, Rausch will work primarily with clients and sell advertising for theWest Lyon HeraldandSioux County Index-Reporter.In her free time, Rausch says she enjoys doing yoga, going to the Iowa Great Lakes and going to movies with her family. “I’m excited for this new chapter in my life that is allowing me to move to a new town and meet new people,” said Rausch.
Jurrens is not new to the staff at New Century Press, but recently started in a new role. She started working for New Century Press in March 2010 as an office assistant in Hull. In December 2010, she was transferred to Rock Rapids as an advertising representative assistant. That role grew to include duties as an assistant business manager and assistant general manager. Jurrens’ new title is that of advertising representative with duties that will include working with clients and selling advertising for theLyon County Reporterprimarily. “I’m excited to go out and visit the clients that I’ve had a hand in helping over the past six years and be able to bring new, exciting things into the paper,” she said.
Jurrens was raised near Hartford, South Dakota, and graduated from Tri-Valley High School in Colton, South Dakota. After graduating high school, she got married and started a family in Rock Rapids. Her family includes her husband, Brandon, and children, Cameron “CJ,” 9, and Lily, who will be 7 in August. In her spare time, Kari said she enjoys spending time with her family, going racing and watching her kids play sports.