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Published On: Sun, Sep 3rd, 2017

From The Editor: An update since we went offline

Some of you who rely on Heartland Newsfeed for your news and information on a daily basis noticed we’ve been offline for the past few days. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience created by the downtime.

It’s been a busy 72 hours. We had to await the completion of the backup from the former host, Host Missouri, which they didn’t make the content available for FTP transfer until early yesterday evening. We’ve become quite comfortable with our new home for the website, Turnkey Internet, on a VPS cloud server, which seems to operate much faster than the former host with their shared server. It’s also a managed server, so the Turnkey tech support team can assist with any and all upgrades and updates.

So we’re going to work until late tonight to get caught up on our news items that have been sitting in the email during our downtime and work our way from there.

We’d like to take a moment to thank the Turnkey Internet technical support and sales teams for helping us throughout our transition from the SFTP transfer of our backup file to the server to nameservers setup and email integration, which also included some help from GoDaddy technical support.

For more information, you can check them out by clicking the banner below.


We’re looking for contributing writers and freelance writers for our website. Most of our content comes from the three major news bureaus (Associated Press, United Press International and Reuters), plus whatever comes in via email. As of September 1, the editor-in-chief is currently the only contributor of content at this time and would appreciate some variety from potential contributors. You can learn more by clicking here.

Other than that, welcome back and we’re getting new news content posted within the next several hours until probably 1 AM CDT.

About the Author

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- Jake Leonard is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed and general manager of Heartland Internet Media Networks. He is an active contributor to the Nokomis Free Press-Progress in Nokomis, IL. He currently serves as chairman of Tri-Counties Libertarian Party, as deputy communications director for the Libertarian Party of Illinois and as chairman and co-founder of the Libertarian Party Millennial Caucus. He has also been politically active since 2015, having run for city council, state representative, school board and is currently running for state senator for the 2018 election season.

From The Editor: An update since we went offline