Dubuque County publishing firm acquires 3 local magazines

ASBURY, Iowa — A Dubuque County publishing company has acquired three Dubuque-area magazines.

Beginning in November, RTN Publishing will be publishing Julien’s Journal, a lifestyle magazine; CHOICES for Fifty Plus, a magazine for readers ages 50 and older; and Tri-State Home Trends, a magazine dedicated to the housing industry, according to a press release.

The release states that the three magazines were purchased from G.A. Publishing.

RTN Publishing was founded and is owned by Robin and Terri Nichols, of Asbury. Robin Nichols has more than 30 years of experience in the publishing industry, has founded two companies and has started several magazines.

Current Julien’s Journal publisher Gina Siegert; John Moran, a key employee; and the entire editorial staff will remain with the magazine, according to the release.