Wallace-Kletecka Named Ulysses News President/Publisher


Nancy Wallace-Kletecka was named president and publisher of the Ulysses News effective May 2, a promotion from her title of Managing Editor.

“Smith Newspapers is very excited to announce the promotion of Nancy Wallace-Kletecka to President and Publisher of the Ulysses News," said Shawn Storie, Group Manager with Smith Newspapers. "We are very fortunate to have Nancy in our Ulysses market. She has a strong love  for the newspaper business and a dedication to help Ulysses businesses grow.”

Wallace-Kletecka, who will also maintain the Managing Editor duties for the time being, has been with the Ulysses News since October 2022, returning to the newspaper business after a brief hiatus. She had previously worked for many years in the newspaper business at several publications in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas, the last being in Guymon, Okla. In 2013.

“I was honored to be approached about taking the position because I’ve kind of taken the Ulysses News on as my baby,” said Wallace-Kletecka, who got her start as editor of her high school paper in Colorado, and worked in newspapers until 2013, returning in 2022. “There were a lot of changes we had to make at the beginning and we’re still making changes.

“I think people will be pleased with the staff we have now. We’ve gone through a lot of trial and error in the time I’ve been here, but I think we have the right combination now to make a successful team. I look forward to our team covering the news and taking care of businesses the way it should be done in Grant County.”

Wallace-Kletecka said her door is always open.

“We are open to suggestions of things our readers would like to see in the paper or changes they'd like to make,” she said. “Keep in mind, we may not make them, but it’s not because we’re not open to them. If we have a reason why we don’t do things a certain way, we will explain it to you so you can see why.”

Wallace-Kletecka explained the newspaper’s small staff does not just do the weekly Ulysses News, but special sections and magazines, as well.

“It’s phenomenal for a newspaper in a community this size to have so many projects going at once,” she added.


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