Advertise in The Mail-Journal
Publications Manager - Bill Hays
(800) 733-4111 ext. 2326
Warsaw Office:
(574) 269-2932
Sales - Carl Lauster
Milford Office:
(800) 733-4111
(574) 658-4111
Syracuse Office:
(574) 457-3666
Sales - Susan Stump

Advertising Overview

The Mail-Journal is a weekly subscription newspaper serving the greater Wawasee School Corporation including the communities of Milford, Syracuse and North Webster. The Mail-Journal has received a host of local, state and national awards, ranging from Crime Stoppers and Hoosier State Press Association honors to the prestigious American Legion Auxiliary’s choice for the National Golden Press Award for “America’s Best Local Editorial.”

Service is our Specialty
Let our art department assist you with your advertising. We can help you design attractive display advertising and inserts to exciting colorful tabloids designed to suit your individual business. We can also help with layouts and ideas to make your advertising more effective. We have a library of illustration services to help add quality and results to your advertising at no additional charge. Combining our experience and available resources with yours makes a winning professional team.

Advertising Deadlines

Legal Advertising Copy 5:00 PM Monday
Classified Advertising Copy 11:00 AM Tuesday
Display Advertising Copy 11:00 AM Tuesday


Mechanical Requirements

Columns per page 6
Column width in picas 11
Column width in inches 1-13/16″
Points between columns 12
Page make up width in inches 11-13/16″
Page make up depth in inches 21 1/2″
Printing Process Offset
Material Preferred Camera-Ready


Columns 1 2 3 4 5 6
Inches 1-13/16″ 3-13/16″ 5-13/16″ 7-13/16″ 9-13/16″ 11-13/16″

See our Ad Preparation Guide for more information

Advertising Options


Display Ads
Display advertising in The Mail-Journal provides 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. 2326.

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. 2326.

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



The Mail-Journal is a weekly subscription newspaper serving the communities of Milford, North Webster, Syracuse, Cromwell, Leesburg and the greater Lake Wawasee area. It is printed on Wednesday of each week.

Circulation: 1,575


Placing an Ad

Classified Advertising

  • For individuals or businesses wishing to place a classified ad:
    • Call our corporate office in Milford (800) 733-4111 or (574) 658-4111,
      our Syracuse office (574) 457-3666 or
      our Warsaw office (574) 269-2932
  • For walk-in advertisers, visit us at our:
    • Milford Office
      206 S. Main Street
      Milford IN 46542
    • Warsaw Office
      114 W. Market Street
      Warsaw, IN 46580
    • Syracuse Office
      102 E. Main Street
      Syracuse, IN 46567

Display Advertising

  • For individuals or businesses wishing to place a display ad:
    • Call your account representative directly. If you do not have an account representative, contact Bill Hays, Publications Manager, at (800) 733-4111 ext. 2326 and we will assign one to your account:

Ad Preparation Guide

Getting Started


This guide provides tips on how to correctly prepare your files and projects for printing.

First things first:
Notify your account executive that you’ll be submitting your project to our Commercial Printing Department.

  • We recommend customers send “Test Files” whenever the customer is new, has not sent us work electronically in the past, or is changing formats or applications for jobs done previously. The earlier in the design process we get the test file, the better. We will analyze your files and give you any feedback necessary to improve those files. This will ensure the job proceeds smoothly once it is in production. There is no charge for our test file analysis.
  • You may deliver projects to us on physical media. We will return physical media upon reasonable request. For more information on how to get files to us, click on “Delivering to Us” at the left.
  • Every effort will be made to contact you and resolve any file problems that may occur prior to deadline. However, we are not responsible for unprintable files submitted after the deadline.

You will need the Acrobat Reader to view downloadable documents from this web site.

Do you have a news story you’d like to share with us?

Contact Us

Phone: (574) 658-4111
News Fax: (800) 886-3796