The Tribune-Star is a seven-day morning daily newspaper based in Terre Haute, Indiana, covering the Wabash Valley area of Indiana and Illinois. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings.[3]

Counties within the newspaper's coverage areas include Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties, Indiana, and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties, Illinois.[4]


The Tribune was founded in December 1894,[5] with Republican George B. Lockwood among its co-founders. James Solomon Barcus bought the paper in 1902. In 1904, Barcus also bought the Terre Haute Gazette (which dated to around 1869) and merged it into the Tribune.[6] (The combined paper was known, at least briefly, as the Tribune-Gazette.)

The Star was founded in 1903[7] and was bought by the owners of the Tribune in 1931. (The Terre Haute Post, founded in 1906, was acquired by the Star in 1929.)[2][9][10]

A 230-day strike shut down both theTribune and Star in 1964-65.[11]

The Tribune and Star were sold to Ingersoll Publications in late 1982. Prior to the sale, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology owned a controlling interest in the papers.[2] In May 1983, the morning Star and afternoon Tribune were merged to become the morning-published Tribune-Star,[2] part of the nationwide trend of the period away from afternoon papers.[14]

In 1990, Ingersoll sold a number of papers including the Tribune-Star to Thomson Corporation.[2] In 2000, Community purchased the Tribune-Star and 16 other papers from Thomson, as a part of Thompson's exit from the U.S. newspaper business.[3]