Happy birthday Jimboomba Times
Jimboomba's first paper, the Jimboomba Times, rolled off the press on November 14, 1991.
The 36-page paper was an offshoot of its sister paper the Beaudesert Times, and covered the area from Cedar Grove near Woodhill to the Maclean Bridge over the Logan River.
Circulation was extended to Logan Village in September 1992.
In May 1993, bulk deliveries went to Park Ridge, Greenbank and Browns Plains.
Against staunch competition from other well-established newspapers in the area, the Times continued to attract more advertising, and in October 1993 had its first 52-page edition.
Circulation was again expanded to 10,000 taking in Greenbank, Chambers Flat, Buccan and part of Tamborine Village.
The paper had quickly outgrown its home base at Beaudesert so an office was set up at the Jimboomba Shopping Centre in 1999.
By the end of that year circulation had again increased to 11,000 copies a week and most editions were 48 to 56 pages, mirroring the growth and strength of the Jimboomba district.
The company had also bought another press - a Goss Community four-unit web offset - and it just so happened that the Jimboomba Times was the first publication to roll through in February 2000.
Despite an economic downturn, the paper turned the odds in its favour and its circulation and page size kept expanding. In 2001 it hit the 12,000-circulation mark.
Today, the paper goes out to more than 21,000 homes across western Logan.