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The Times, Pottawatomie County

The Smoke Signal, Flint Hills

427 Lincoln, Wamego, KS 66547

Ph. 785-456-2602

 

EDITORIAL: office@pottcotimes.com

Ned Seaton, Publisher

Beth Day, Editor

 

ADVERTISING: advertising@pottcotimes.com

Bryce Jacobson, Interim Sales Manager, advertising@pottcotimes.com

Jessica McMillan, Marketing Executive, jmcmillan@themercury.com

Tami Yeager, Advertising Representative, tyeager@themercury.com

 

Advertising Deadlines:

The Times, Pottawatomie County – Published Thursdays

Display ads and legal ads needing to be built – 3 p.m. Monday before publication

Word Classified and prebuilt ads – 4 p.m. Monday before publication

Pre-Print Inserts: Must be scheduled 7 days before publication.

 

The Smoke Signal, Flint Hills – Published Tuesdays

Display ads and legal ads needing to be built – 5 p.m. Wednesday before publication

Word Classified and prebuilt ads – 3 p.m. Thursday before publication

Pre-Print Inserts: Must be scheduled 10 days prior to publication

Deliver to our printer: by 10 a.m. Wednesday before publication

Note: Early deadlines may apply for holidays and will be announced in the papers in advance.

 

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Subscription Information

The Times, Pottawatomie County

$40.33 / year - In-State

$46.96 / year - Out-of-State

To get individual copies mailed: $1.00 per issue, plus $2-$5 (up to five issues). Call for bulk mailing.

The Smoke Signal, Flint Hills

$31.19 / year – In-State

$34.65 / year - Out-of-State

To get individual copies mailed: $2-$5 (up to five issues). Call for bulk mailing.

For subscription information, email circulation@themercury.com

 

Death Notice/Obituary Policy:

Death Notices: Free in The Times and The Smoke Signal for residents of Pottawatomie County or with direct ties (parents/children) living within Pottawatomie County. They will be published as submitted with no reformatting or rewriting. Free, up to 50 words. These will run in both Wamego based publications (The Times on Thursday and The Smoke Signal on Tuesday).

Paid Obituaries: Published as submitted with no reformatting or rewriting.

Charge is $90 for up to 500 words to be printed in the exact, submitted format; which will be printed in both Wamego based newspapers (The Times on Thursday and The Smoke Signal on Tuesday).

For obituaries between 501-800 words, the charge will be $120 for the exact, submitted format to be printed in both Wamego based newspapers (The Times on Thursday and The Smoke Signal on Tuesday).

If there are more than 800 words, the charge will be determined by word count for the exact, submitted format to be printed in both Wamego based newspapers (The Times on Thursday and The Smoke Signal on Tuesday).

Each paid obit can include a thumbnail headshot photo, if provided.

Submit information to: advertising@pottcotimes.com

 

Editorial Policies

Note: The Smoke Signal no longer accepts free editorial submissions.

Birthday Announcement. Free with a picture for 100 years or older for residents of Pottawatomie County. For 100th birthdays for non-residents with a tie to the area, the article is free. Free announcements are available for Pottawatomie County residents 75 and older. Photos can be submitted for $25.

Anniversary Announcements. Free with one photo for 50 years and over for Pottawatomie County residents or couples with children in Pottawatomie County. Free announcements, with no photo, are available for 25, 30, 40, and 45 years. Announcements can include couple’s name, residence, date and place of marriage, occupations, children/grandchildren, and reception information (if applicable). Additional photos can be submitted for $25.

Wedding Announcements. Free for Pottawatomie County residents or couples with parents in Pottawatomie County with the following information: name of bride and groom, residence, parents and residence, bridal party, where and when the wedding took place, honeymoon location and where the couple resides after wedding. Free announcements must be submitted to our office before their one year anniversary. A photo may be added for $25.

Engagement Announcements. Free for residents of Pottawatomie County or couples with parents in Pottawatomie County with the following information: name of prospective bride and groom with residence, their parents and residence, when/where the wedding is planned, couples’ schooling and occupations. Free announcement must be submitted to our office before their wedding. A photo may be added for $25.

Birth Announcements. Free for parents and/or grandparents in Pottawatomie County with the following information: baby’s name, weight, length, place of birth and date, parents name and residence, siblings, grandparents and residences, great grandparents and residences (please specify if they are deceased). A photo may be added for $25.

Letters to the Editor. The Times, Pottawatomie County is open to views from residents within the county.

Letters to the Editor must include complete name, signature, address and phone number. Name and town will only be published in the newspaper. Free letters are limited to 250 words. If a letter is more than 250 words, it is subject to editing and the full versions will be posted online. If the word count exceeds 250 words, the letter can be published as a paid advertisement (subject to editorial approval). Political letters are also considered paid advertisements.

Calendar Entries. Any event from Pottawatomie County which is free or by free will donation may be listed in the Times calendar. Those events are also listed in the Essential Calender website.

Submit editorial information to: office@pottcotimes.com

 

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