Publications Manager 
Bill Hays
(800) 733-4111 ext. 2328

Milford Office
(800) 733-4111
(574) 658-4111

Deb Patterson, Editor in Chief
Mike Deak, Sports Editor
Tim Ashley, Associate Editor


Warsaw Office
(574) 269-2932
Office Manager
Molly Lewis
Carl Lauster

Syracuse Office
(574) 457-3666
Office Manager
Dala Bruemmer
Susan Stump

Goshen Office
(574) 534-2591
Office Manager
Marilyn Yoder
Mark Collins
Pati Slabaugh 

Advertising Options

Display Ads
Display advertising in The Mail-Journal provides you unparalleled reach and impact in the Northern Kosciusko County area. The Mail-Journal is a weekly subscription newspaper serving the communities of Syracuse, Milford, North Webster, Cromwell, Leesburg, and the greater Lake Wawasee area. The Mail-Journal is printed each Wednesday.

This description is intended to serve as a guide in your advertising and marketing decision-making. Contact your account executive to confirm your rate category, or call the Advertising Department at (574) 658-4111 or (800) 733-4111, ext. 2328.

Classified Ads
The Mail-Journal classifieds are the area's favorite marketplace for autos, jobs, real estate, rentals and merchandise. Classified ads run in each Wednesday's edition. To place The Mail-Journal classified ads, please contact your account executive, or call (574) 658-4111, (574) 457-3666 or (800) 733-4111, ext. 2328.

Buyer Beware
The Papers Incorporated cannot screen all advertisements to eliminate possibilities of fraud or misleading information. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.  Persons responding to ads are advised to contact the Better Business Bureau in your area or the Indiana Secretary of State’s Fraud Hotline before sending any money. 1-800-223-8791

Pre-Printed Inserts
The Mail-Journal provides a variety of preprinted insert options.

Print & Deliver Flyers
Designed, Printed and Delivered in Your Market Area
If you are an aggressive merchant and want to reach a larger audience effectively and efficiently, take a look at our Print & Deliver Program. We now offer a single price to compose, print and deliver 8 ½" x 11" single sheet flyers at very attractive prices.

That's right, we'll provide the art work, typesetting, paste-up, paper, ink, printing and delivery all for one low price. What a great one-stop-shop idea!

Ideal Features:

  • Customer's choice of one in-stock ink color on white 20# bond
  • Ask your sales representative about our special price packages for multi-ink colors, color paper, as well as 2-sided flyers

Terms & Conditions

Display advertisements set up but cancelled prior to first insertion will be charged at one-third (1/3) the cost of the ad. The cancellation deadline is the same as the advertising deadline because much of our cost is involved in the production of the ad itself. 

Credit Policy
New accounts and political advertising, cash in advance. Credit extended to accounts only with reliable references. Statements must be paid within 15 days of closing dates on statement. A service charge of 1-1/2% per month will be applied to unpaid balances of 60 days or more, representing an annual percentage rate of 18%. A $20.00 NSF fee will be charged on all returned checks.

National Rate
Approved agency discounts (15% + 2% maximum) allowed on open rate only. Other rates are net. Signature Changes Between Editions...$10.00

Advertising Position
Position is not guaranteed, although we will make every effort to meet requests. When an advertisement appears on a certain page or location, no guarantee is given that such a position will continue for additional insertions. The advertiser will not be notified prior to publication if we find it necessary to run ad elsewhere.

We can compose your ad or you may submit it electronically. Read our Ad Preparation Guide here. 'the PAPER' is digitally composed on Macintosh computers. Submit .pdf files and ASCII (generic text) via email or on CD/DVD.  Graphics for ads can be e-mailed as PDF files to If you have any questions, give us a call and we'll walk you through it.

Tear Sheets
All of our publications are available on our website in page form.  Simply pull up the appropriate publication, locate the page containing your ad and print it out in your office at your convenience.  Proof of publication along with the entire publication is at your fingertips with an online subscription.

Excessive Changes in Proofs
In setting advertising, the copy and style of layout will be followed as near to specifications as possible. Proof is submitted for typographical corrections only and no proof is subject to author's changes of copy, layout or items unless advertiser is willing to assume the extra composition charges.

Conditions Governing Advertising
Advertiser and/or advertising agent assumes all liability for advertisement published (including illustrations, text, claims, etc.) and agrees to assume any and all responsibility for claims occurring therefrom against The Papers Incorporated. The Papers Incorporated reserves the right to refuse or cancel any advertising that is considered offensive, misleading or detrimental to the public, the newspaper or another advertiser and to edit advertising at its discretion.

Errors in Advertising
The Papers Incorporated shall not be liable for failure to print or publish, in whole or part, an advertisement accepted by the publisher or our representative, and shall be under no liability for errors or omissions to advertisers or the general public except to credit advertiser for proportionate space in which error occurs or to re-run the advertisement in the next issue at the option of the publisher. The Papers Incorporated will furnish a letter to be posted stating correction when requested by the advertiser.