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The Leaven offers a full line of newspaper advertising services, including design, copywriting, and layout. Call or email our representative, Beth Blankenship, for more information at (913) 647-0327 or The Leaven is mailed to more than 50,000 households.

General Policy:

  • All advertising is subject to approval before acceptance and any apparent misrepresentation and/or objectionable advertising will be rejected.
  • All advertising is subject to editing for the standardization of punctuation, abbreviations, etc.
  • Liability for errors shall not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Credit allowances will be made on the first insertion only.
  • Should any government body levy a tax on any advertising, the tax will become an additional charge over and above the rate.
  • Rates and mechanical requirements are subject to change at the discretion of The Leaven.
  • All religious ads must have the name and address of the group printed in the ad.
  • All advertisers must make known the following: name, address, and phone number of the individual and organization submitting the ad.
  • The Leaven does not accept any political advertising or 900 numbers.


Ads must be a minimum of one inch in depth and in increments of one inch thereafter. Ads that measure less than one inch will be charged for the full one inch.

Standard advertising columns are 2 1/4 inches (14 picas) wide, and can run as deep as 15.5 inches.

Advertiser must provide original photographs for use in ads.


All new advertisers must pay in advance. For known advertisers, advertising will be invoiced per issue. A statement will be generated and mailed at the end of each month.

Ad Closing:

All ads must be received eight days before the desired publication date requested. Ads requiring a proof must be submitted 10 days before the desired publication date.

Classifieds: Noon Thursday

Display ads: Noon Thursday

The Leaven Display Advertising Rates

The Leaven Display Advertising Rates

Common SizesRate
Full page (10 inches wide by 15.5 inches tall)$1,892
Half page (10 inches wide by 8 inches tall)$946
Quarter page (5 inches wide by 8 inches tall)$473
Quarter page sideways (7.75 inches wide by 5 inches tall)$474
2x6 (5 inches wide by 6 inches tall)$356
2x5 (5 inches wide by 5 inches tall)$300
2x4 (5 inches wide by 4 inches tall)$239
2x3 (5 inches wide by 3 inches tall)$183
2x2 (5 inches wide by 2 inches tall)$122
1x2(2.5 inches wide by 2 inches tall)$66
1x1 (2.5 inches wide by 1 inch tall)$33

To purchase an ad, contact Beth Blankenship at: