The Ravenna Independent is published weekly by Michael & Mary Pierson at 500 S. Ravenna Road, Ravenna, Michigan 49451-9562 U.S.A.  (1/2 mile north of M-46 or E. Apple Avenue.)


Newsstand Sales-The Ravenna Independent is available for $1 at Ravenna Foods, Speedway and Keefe’s Pharmacy all in the Village of Ravenna.

Periodicals: postage paid at Ravenna, MI. 49451-9998
Subscriptions: $38 per year,
senior citizens (62 and over) $35 per year
Advertising Rates: $15 per column inch,
columns are 3 1/2” wide; page image area 8”x10 1/2”.
Full page display ad $125, 1/2 page display ad $75,
1/4 page display ad $50 Ads on the back page add 10%.
Special Rates: Announcements, Card of Thanks, etc.,
$25, add $5 for photo. (Space limitations apply)
Obituaries and births, no charge; others $25.
Public Notices: sold at regular advertising rates.
Classified Ads:  $15 for the first 20 words plus $.25 per word over 15.  Add $1 if billed.
PHONE in your ad to (231) 853-2065 or
MAIL to The Ravenna Independent,
500 S. Ravenna Road, Ravenna, MI 49451. 
Or E-MAIL us at
DEADLINE: Wednesday noon for the next days’ paper.

We reserve the right to reject any ad.

Signature Ads
Four times yearly the Independent offers advertising specials called signature ads. In the fall during the Ravenna High School fall sports season, a 10 week special is offered for $85. The ad may include your business name, address, phone, fax, e-mail address and a line for your business message.
Similar ads run for 2 weeks in the Christmas and New Year’s edition, mid winter for winter sports wrap up and National FFA week and late spring for RHS graduation and spring sports wrap up. For $25 you can have your business on a 2 week signature ad.