Joe Mathes is a lifelong veteran of the Newspaper Industry. Joe and his brother Mike started Delta Publications in 1987. Delta Publications operated The Tri-County News and the Tempo Newspapers . Delta Online and USAreacars.com were founded in 2007 and 2011 respectively. In 2017, Delta Digital Strategies was launched. DDS was a full stack digital advertising agency that quickly grew to serve nearly 100 clients in five states. In September 2019 Joe Mathes partnered with Jim O’Rourke to form Wisconsin Media Group and purchased Delta Publications and Delta Digital Strategies. Wisconsin Media Group has since purchased the Sheboygan Sun and the Ripon Commonwealth and Express.