About Us

Leadercourier-Times.com

108 W. Main Street
Elk Point, SD 57025
Phone: 605-356-2632
Fax: 605-356-3626
Email: leader1@iw.net

Times

1321 River Drive, Suite 101
North Sioux City, SD 57049
Phone: 605-232-3539
Fax: 605-232-3679
Email: times1@iw.net
Website: Leadercourier-times.com

Staff

Bruce Odson
publisher
Email: leader2@iw.net
Beth Fennel
Times reporter
Email: times1@iw.net
Susan Odson
circulation
Email: leader1@iw.net
Linda Bingen
graphic designer
Email: advertiser@iw.net

Specifications

Publication Day – Thursday
Display Ad Deadline – Monday Noon
Classified Ad Deadline – Monday Noon
News Article Deadline – Monday Noon
Page Size – Leader-Courier: 6 col. x 21.5 • Times: 6 col. x 14.75

Motto

Leader-Courier – A weekly Union County, SD county-seat newspaper since 1871.

Times – A suburban weekly newspaper in the Sioux City metro area.

Circulation

Circulation Type – Weekly
Weekly Circulation – Leader-Courier: 1,450 • Times: 800

Subscription

(Annual, includes free e-Edition)

Leader-Courier: Union and Clay counties in South Dakota, Plymouth and Woodbury counties in Iowa – $37; Out of Area – $47. The price includes sales tax where applicable.

Times: Union County in South Dakota, Woodbury County in Iowa – $38; Out of Area – $48. The price includes sales tax where applicable.

Both papers are also available in a digital format (e-Edition) for the cost of a local subscription. They are viewable on a desktop or laptop computer, tablet or smartphone. The digital version is included in the cost of a print subscription.

Send subscriptions or address changes to Leader-Courier, PO Box 1457, North Sioux City, SD 57049 or email to leader1@iw.net.

Single Copy

Leader-Courier – 75¢ plus sales tax; Times – $1 plus sales tax.

Advertising

The Leader-Courier and Times offer a wide range of advertising options through their five publications. They are:

Leader-Courier – A weekly Union County, SD county-seat newspaper since 1871.

Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times – A suburban weekly newspaper in the Sioux City metro area.

Area Wide Ad-Vertiser – A total market coverage publication delivered by mail serving portions of Sioux and Plymouth counties in Iowa and Union and Lincoln counties in South Dakota.

Hawarden Independent/Ireton Examiner – A weekly newspaper serving the trade areas of Hawarden and Ireton, Iowa.

Southeast South Dakota Peach – A supplement to eleven weekly newspapers.

For more information about ad rates for any of these publications, contact Bruce Odson: 605-356-2632, email leader2@iw.net.

News

The Leader-Courier and Times welcome news of interest to people with ties to the area. News can be submitted in person or by mail, fax or email.

Engagements, weddings, birth announcements and anniversaries are printed free of charge, including photos, subject to certain criteria. Local obituaries are also printed free of charge and out-of-area obituaries are printed subject to certain criteria. Call or mail Susan Odson for more information: 605-356-2632, leader1@iw.net.

The deadline for news items is Monday at noon.

Letters to the editor are selected for publication on the basis of pertinent comment and reader interest. Letters are limited to 200 words, must be the original work of the author and must be submitted exclusively to the Leader-Courier. All letters, including those within the length limit, are edited for style, space, accuracy and civility and are subject to the publisher’s approval.

Letters must include the author’s street address as well as daytime and evening telephone numbers. Towns are published; phone numbers and addresses are not.

For more information about news items or letters to the editor, call or email Susan Odson: 605-356-2632, leader1@iw.net.