The West Bend Journal and The Whittemore Independent are published each Thursday in Palo Alto and Kossuth Counties ~ 51 weeks of the year. Except the 2nd Thursday of August, which we are closed for vacation.


West Bend Journal Subscriptions  
  • In State of Iowa $29
  • Out of State of Iowa $34
  • Subcriptions must be paid in advance, are non-refundable, but are trasferable.
  • Effective April 1, 2016 the Whittemore Independent is combined with the West Bend Journal serving the communities of West Bend, Whittemore, Mallard and surrounding communities.
Obituaries, Thank You, Special Notices and Birthday Ads Local Retail Rates
  • Obituaries $50 (Includes Photo)
  • Thank You and Notices 50 Words or Less $11.75
  • Thank You and Notices 51-75 Words $18.35
  • Thank You and Notices 76-100 Words $20.40
  • Add a photo for $2.75.
  • Payment is due at the time the notice is scheduled.
  • $5.95 per column inch. (1 column inch = 2” by 1”)
  • Preprint insert rate $85 per paper, 4 Pages or Less.
  • Email for details on ads.
National Rates (Commissionable) Classifed Rates
  • $7.85 per column inch.
  • 1/2 Price Rates Do Not Apply. 
  • Preprint insert rate $92 each paper.
  • $5.95 for the first 10 words, and .25 cents for each additonal word.
Special Rates For Display Ads Run In Both Publications Deadlines
  • Run an ad/ads in one publication and receive the other publication for /2 price. 
  • Ads must appear the same week to qualify.
  • Does not apply to classified word ads or preprint inserts.
  • DEADLINE for ads, notices, and news items is Friday at Noon.
  • Deadline for display ads is Thursday at noon, when a proof is needed.
  • Deadlines are moved up early due to holidays.
Terms of Payment Political Advertisements

Local Retail Rate is Non-Commissionable.  The publisher reserves the rightto reject or cancel any advertising or request prepayment.  All credit applications must be approved by the publisher.  All advertixing is billed monthly and Net Due 15 Days.A service charge of 1.75% per month on accounts past due will be charged.

 Political advertising must be paid for at the time of placement. Potitical ads must carry the name of the person or committee paying for the ad.
Non-Profit Organization Ads  
News articles for non profit organizations/fundraisers will not be run in place of an ad, but in addition to an ad at retail rate.  

Rates Effective September 1, 2013.  The publisher reserves the right without written notice to change the rates and conditions.