Founded in 1902, the Beatrice Daily Sun, a subsidiary of Lee Enterprises, is a daily newspaper that provides local, sports and entertainment news to Beatrice, Neb., and its surrounding areas. The newspaper has a daily circulation of nearly 8,000. Lee Enterprises is a publishing firm that has had contributions from various famous authors, such as Mark Twain, Willa Cather and Thornton Wilder. The company publishes nearly 60 daily newspapers and more than 300 weekly newspapers in 20-plus states. It also offers online periodicals, shoppers, classified bulletins and other specialty publications. Lee Enterprises was founded in 1890 and is based in Davenport, Iowa.