Staff

    Vic Mohr, Sr.

    Publisher and Owner

    Vic Mohr, Sr. is the owner and publisher of the North County News.

    He currently resides in Red Bud with his dog Mindy.

    Vic was named the Red Bud Citizen of the Year in 2014.

      Jana Kueker

      Office Manager - Assistant Editor

      Jana Kueker has been employed with the North County News for 34 years.

      She is the paper’s assistant editor and office manager, but she also manages the subscriptions and billing. Jana orders wedding invitations and business cards and invites you to stop by and check out the selection.

      Jana resides in Red Bud with her husband. They have two grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, bowling and bunco.

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      Mary Koester

      Managing Editor

      Mary Koester is a Red Bud High School alum, having graduated from there in 2002. She went on to earn an associates degree from Southwestern Illinois College in 2004 and a photojournalism degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2006.

      She became the editor of the North County News in 2008 after the retirement of long time editor Jane Lucht.

      Mary resides in Red Bud with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, crochet, cooking, listening to music and curling up with a good book.

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      Pamela Wegener

      Advertising Manager - Ad Design

      Pamela Wegener was a member of the Red Bud High School Class of 2003.  She graduated from SIU-Edwardsville in 2007 with a BFA in graphic design.

      She has worked at the North County News since 2008, having done the classifieds and composition before settling into the ad manager and design position.

      Pam currently resides in Red Bud with her husband and son. In her spare time, she loves to do art and play music. She has been the singer in a local band and now offers her music services as Pamela and a Piano.

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      Joel Heidel

      Classifieds - Composition

      Joel Heidel graduated from Red Bud High School in 2012 and was one of the class valedictorians and winner of the John Philip Sousa Band Award.

      He has done the classifieds and composition at the North County News since July 2013.

      He currently resides in rural Red Bud. In his spare time, Joel enjoys playing video games and browsing the internet.

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