Goldie Rapp, who has been a reporter with the Bureau County Republican since 2013, has been named associate editor of the newspaper, as well as the Putnam County Record and Tonica News.

Rapp is a native of Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a B.A. in English and specialization in journalism.

Upon moving to Princeton the summer after graduation, she landed her first reporting job at the La Salle NewsTribune. She worked out of the Princeton office covering multiple beats throughout Bureau County. After two years, she was promoted to Princeton Bureau Chief.

In February 2013, she accepted a staff writer position at the Bureau County Republican. In September 2014, she was promoted to senior staff writer, which is the position she’s held for more than five years.

“I look forward to serving the Bureau County area in my new role. I’m honored to lead a news team that carries so much heart and soul for local journalism. While the news industry continues to change with the times, our goal remains the same — deliver the facts and share the stories that matter most to our readers. We are committed to our community, and strive to meet the needs of those we serve.”

Rapp was promoted after Editor/General Manager Jim Dunn retired after 42 years with Shaw Media on June 12.

"Jim was the ultimate storyteller, and took a genuine interest in everyone he met. His talent and experience will be missed," said Tammie Sloup, regional editor of La Salle and Bureau counties. "But I'm confident in Goldie taking on her new role leading the newsroom upon Jim's retirement. She's built wonderful connections in the Princeton area during the past 10 years, has the passion to continue to tell the stories readers care about and the energy to move us forward in an ever-changing industry."

Rapp lives in Princeton with her husband and two daughters.

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