Kansas Publishing Ventures

A Comprehensive Media Company
Kansas Publishing Ventures

Kansas Publishing Ventures


Kansas Publishing Ventures is a locally owned media company in South Central Kansas.

A well-informed society is a better functioning one, and that is why Kansas Publishing Ventures exists. We believe in local journalism enriching our community and its citizens and that is why we strive to create the best local news publications we can each day.

Whether you buy advertising, sponsor our Blues, Brews, and Barbecue concert, use our promotional products service, IT consulting service, or simply buy a subscription, your contribution goes directly to funding one of the largest newsrooms in South Central Kansas.

Our ownership group lives and works in South Central Kansas and that will never change. No matter what you do, know that a local person will take care of you and we will strive to make sure you get the most for your purchase. You have my personal guarantee on that – Joey Young, majority owner of KPV.


Coverage Map

Kansas Publishing Ventures provides multiple avenues for advertising, with six papers in print covering five counties (Sedgwick, Reno, Harvey, Marion, and McPherson).

For our rate card please click here — Included are advertising rates for an individual paper in addition to multi-paper rates.


Hillsboro Free Press

The Hillsboro Free Press serves all of the communities in Marion County. The paper is the largest distribution newspaper in the county, going to 6,000 households. The Free Press is a free distribution publication that provides quality local coverage of everything from breaking news to high school and Tabor College sports. The Free Press has earned multiple awards from the Kansas Press Association and Midwest Free Community Papers. The paper is published weekly on Wednesday.

The Free Press office is located at 116 S Main, Hillsboro, KS, 67063 — Phone: 620-947-5702 and online @ www.hillsborofreepress.com

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Harvey County Now

Harvey County Now is a weekly newspaper serving all of Harvey County. Its focus is local news each week, specializing in government coverage as well as feature writing and a strong editorial page. Harvey County Now has won numerous awards at the Kansas Press Association convention and Managing Editor Adam Strunk was honored with the Victor Murdock Award for excellence in investigative reporting. The paper is published each week on Thursday.

The Newton office is located at 706 N Main, Newton, KS, 67114 — Phone: 316-281-7899 and online @ www.harveycountynow.com

The Halstead office is located at 220 Main, Halstead, KS 67056 — Phone: 316-835-2235

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The Clarion

The Clarion serves the communities of Andale, Colwich, Haven, Maize, Mount Hope, Partridge, and Yoder. The subscription-based paper, which has been in publication for over a century, provides these communities with local coverage of everything from city council meetings to high school sports each week. The Clarion earned the distinction of being the best weekly newspaper in its division two years in a row (2013-2014) at the Kansas Press Association’s annual awards banquet. The paper is published each week on Thursday.

Phone: 316-445-2444 and online @ www.clarionpaper.com

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The McPherson News-Ledger is a weekly paper serving McPherson and Moundridge and Inman.

The News-Ledger office is located at 104 N. Main Suite C in McPherson, KS, 67460 — Phone: 620-241-4290 and online @ www.mcphersonweeklynews.com.

Additional services

Zen Print

Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a nearly $22 billion industry and are used by virtually every business in America. We can supply your company with every possible promotional product from over 3000 suppliers. With many ad specialties available there is a huge opportunity for professionals like you to boost ROI and leave a lasting impression with your customers. Our mission is to help you create long-lasting relationships with your clients through the power of promotional products. Visit Zen Print online to see what we can do to help your business grow.

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Translation Technology Services
Fifteen years in telecommunications, banking, and IT consulting brought Translation Technology Services to South Central Kansas. Emphasizing affordable solutions, including a-la-carte website creation, hosting, and management to business class voice-over-IP phone systems and workstation upgrades, technology doesn’t need to be confusing. Whether it’s hardware, software, networking, or somewhere in-between, if you need help — home office, Main Street, anywhere technology is present — contact Tommy at Translation Technology Services.  Visit us online for contact information

Book Publishing

50+ years of experience in the print industry guarantees your next publishing venture to be affordable while meeting the highest standards of the publishing marketplace.


Give your students a yearbook they’ll love and your staff the experience they deserve. Find out why schools are switching to our flexible production schedule, personal support, low-costs, and high-caliber products. KPV Co-Owner Lindsey Young taught journalism and yearbook for 10 years and is here to help even the most lost teacher make sure their yearbook is great. Give us a call today for a quote.


Joey Young
Owner / Publisher

Bruce Behymer
Marketing Dude

Lindsey Young
Print Consultant / Billing

Tommy Hornbeck
Technical Director


Hillsboro Free Press
116 S. Main
Hillsboro, KS 67063
Phone: 620-947-5702
Fax: 620-947-5940

Harvey County Now
706 N. Main
Newton KS 67114
Phone: 316-281-7899
220 Main
Halstead, KS 67056
Phone: 316-835-2235
Fax: 620-947-5940

McPherson News-Ledger
104 N. Main, Suite C
PO Box 549
McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 620-241-4290
Fax: 620-947-5940

The Clarion
PO Box 337
Andale, KS 67001
Phone: 316-445-2444
Fax: 620-947-5940