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Advertising Rates

Print Advertising*

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle is the third largest weekly in Kansas, with a 11,000+ readership.

Classified Advertising

Classified Display Ads*

$7.95 per column inch

Classified Line Ads*
Minimum order: $5 (up to 10 words); 25 cents per word after.
Card of Thanks: $5 (up to 20 words), 25 cents per word after.
Blind Ad Service: $3 addition charge plus postage.

All classified ads must be pre-paid.
Click here to make payment online.

All classified ads must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday to be placed in that week's edition.

For classified inquiries, call (785) 528-3511,
e-mail ochcclassifieds@gmail.com or fax (785) 528-4811.

Display Rates*

Local Retail Rate*

Base Rate - $7.65 per column inch

Combo Rate - Place your ad in The Herald-Chronicle and The Coffey County Republican for a reduced rate of $12. per column inch and reach an additional 7,000 readers.

Non-Profit Rate: Organizations maintaining a non-profit status (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) may utilize a non-profit organization rate of $6.35 per column inch. A copy of the 5-01 form may be requested for verification.

Business Builders*
1" - $29.56
2" - $58.32
3" - $86.28
4" - $113.44
5" - $139.80
6" - $165.36
7" - $190.12
8" - $214.08
9" - $237.24
10" - $259.60

Additional Color
Black is provided with any ad placement. Color is chosen by first advertiser ordering. Full color - $150*

*Ask us about special discounts.

Pre-Printed Insert Rates
Maximum finished size no greater than 7.5” wide by 12” tall.

Inserts exceeding this measurement will be charged a $50 folding fee.

Cards up to 7.5” x 12” - 8 cents per piece
4-12 page tab - 9 cents per piece
Over 2 ounces - 10 cents (or call for quote).
Deliver pre-prints to: The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, 527 Market St., Osage City, KS 66523. Our loading dock is open M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deadline is the Friday prior to insertion.

*All rates for 2011 calendar year. Rates subject to change.

Closing Schedule (Deadlines)

Display Advertising - 5 p.m. Monday. All ads must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday (for that week's edition).

Late ads placed after deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the newspaper with up to 25% late fee based on production rework.

Billing Information

All advertising is paid cash with order unless previous credit is established. Accounts 30 days past due charged 1.5% per month interest, or 18% annually. Co-op advertising services available.

Mechanical Requirements

(Based on standard PASS)
1 Column 1.819” (10p10.5)
2 Columns 3.75” (22p6)
3 Columns 5.694” (34p1.5)
4 Columns 7.625” (45p9)
5 Columns 9.569” (57p4.5)
6 Columns 11.5” (69p)

Double Trucks take precedence over short doubles for gutter position. Gutter charge is at regular column inch rate.


Proofs available to advertiser upon request. No proofs on ads received after deadline. Responsibility of correct copy and prices becomes that of the advertiser.


The Herald-Chronicle assumes no responsibility for mechanical errors for more than the advertising cost of the part or parts of the advertisement in error. Corrections will be run at no charge for that part in error only.

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle reserves the right to refuse any advertisement.

Online Advertising

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle is growing on the web, with increased advertising opportunities for you and your business.

Advertising rates are currently as low as $20/cpm in high visibility positions. Sign up today to take advantage of these low rates now.

For more information on online advertising opportunities, e-mail us, or call Jeremy or Jan at (785) 528-3511.

Contact Information

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle
527 Market St.
Osage City, KS 66523

Phone - (785) 528-3511
Fax - (785-528-4811
E-mail - ochcads@gmail.com
Website - www.ocherald-chronicle.com