YAKIMA -- A weekly shopper started more than 38 years ago has shut down.
The last edition of the Super Shopper, which circulated 20,000 copies to more than 800 locations stretching from Cle Elum to the Tri-Cities, was published Thursday.
The publication formed from a 2009 merger of the Penny Press and Thrifty Nickel, whose monikers had remained on the masthead.
"As of Thursday, May 12, Penny Press will be closed indefinitely," a phone message at the publication's offices said, referring the publication to its better known name.
Mike Lindsey, owner of M&P Publishing, which produced the shopper, could not be reached for comment Thursday. But in this month's edition of the Yakima Valley Business Journal, Lindsey said declining advertising revenue led to the publication's closure.
Lindsey also owns Yakima Valley Newspapers, which publishes the Business Journal, another weekly and a Spanish-language paper.
Declining revenue caused Yakima Valley Newspapers to shut down the Selah Independent weekly last year after nearly three years in publication.