More about Tea Weekly newspaper and our company

The Tea Weekly newspaper is published every Friday and is available by subscription for $45 per year in South Dakota. Tea Weekly will arrive in your mailbox on Fridays. It is also available for purchase for $1 at Sunshine, Get N Go, Cubby's and Casey's.


The Tea Weekly office is located at 140 N. Carla Ave., Suite D, in the west end of the building. Our office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 12:00  p.m., and other hours by appointment. A drop box is available outside the door that allows you to securely leave any correspondence.


Tea Weekly is published by Independent Publishing, L.L.C., which is a family business, owned by Debbie Schmidt and her daughter, Kelli Bultena, located in Lennox. SD. The company boasts the longevity of 138 years of publishing with the weekly newspaper, The Lennox Independent being established in 1884.  


In 2010 Independent Publishing, L.L.C. began publication of Tea Weekly, a weekly newspaper for the community of Tea. Tea Weekly is now an official newspaper for the Tea Area School District and the City of Tea.  


Our focus has always been, and continues to be, great, local news coverage—not only city council meetings and new business ventures, but local columnists, births, obituaries, weddings and plenty of coverage for the home teams. We believe all of this local news should be published free of charge.


Our Tea Weekly Staff includes:

Debbie Schmidt / Publisher, General Manager

Kelli Bultena, Publisher 

Garrett Ammesmaki, Editor

Jen Rogers, Advertising Manager

Anne Homan, Sports Editor

Wendy Sweeter, Reporter

Crystal Rivers, Administrative Assistant

Contact us:

In Person: 140 N. Carla Ave., Suite D, Tea, SD

By Mail: P.O. Box 98, Tea, SD 57064

By Phone:  605-213-0049