We're not a big company.
We're West Branch Communications, Inc., the family-based business which produces the North Liberty Leader, Solon Economist, and North Johnson County.
There will be times when you want to contact us regarding advertising, a subscription, or placing a news item in one of our newspapers.
Publication Date: Every Thursday
Annual Subscription: $30/year in county, $31 in state, $36 out of state.
Ad Deadline: Noon (12 p.m.) Friday before publication
$10 for the first 20 words; 10¢ each additional word weekly in the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader
$15 for the first 20 words; 10¢ each additional word in North Johnson County
Spot and full color are available on a weekly basis. Spot red, blue, green and yellow cost $45 per week in addition to ad cost. Call for full color availability.
Editorial Deadline: 12 p.m. Friday unless otherwise granted. Submissions can be made by mailing hard copy, faxing or emailing. For email submissions, we prefer Microsoft Word documents or simple text files. Photo or artwork can be accepted in the following formats: pdf (portable document format), jpeg, TIFF or eps. NO Microsoft Publisher documents can be accepted.
There is NO charge to publish obituaries. There is a modest $15 charge for placing wedding, engagement, birth, anniversary, and birthday announcements.
Additional copies of the current edition and back issues are available in our Solon office. Issues cost 75¢ each, but we provide additional copies and back issues on a complimentary basis to paid subscribers as long as copies are available.
Doug Lindner - Publisher
Shianne Fisher - Reporter
Jennifer Maresh - Advertising Sales Manager
Jerry Regan - Web Editor