Daily Newspapers

Manistee News Advocate

The Pioneer is a 6-day a week newspaper covering Big Rapids, greater Mecosta County, Osceola County and parts of Lake and Newaygo Counties.

With a focus on local news and people, the Pioneer is the leading newspaper in its region. The Pioneer has a strong emphasis on community journalism with complete coverage of schools, government, courts and news of general interest.

Complete local sports coverage is featured, as well as coverage of Ferris State University athletics.

A wide variety of editorial opinion is offered on its editorial page from columnists as well as from the public in letters to the editor.

Regular specialty pages focus on youth and education, parenting and family news, agriculture, religion and health.

The Pioneer has a strong classified section and is supported by area advertisers providing readers with advertising information as well.

The Manistee News Advocate is Manistee County’s leading source for local news, sports and events. Published Monday through Saturday, the News Advocate is enjoyed by over 5,500 subscribers.

Our specialty pages cover topics such as education, religion, seniors, local history and local entertainment. Our Reasons to Celebrate page features wedding and engagement announcements ($8 for publication with a photo), anniversaries (free – 50 years and up), births (free) and four or five generation photos (free).

The fact is, no other publication provides readers in Manistee county with more in-depth coverage of what goes on right here at home. High school sports? We got them covered. Follow your favorite high school, college or professional team each day through the pages of the News Advocate.

Weekly Newspapers

The Herald Review

Lake County Star

Record Patriot

Published on Wednesdays, the Herald Review is a weekly newspaper that combines the former Herald-News in Reed City and Evart Review in Evart into one publication to service the editorial and advertising needs of Osceola County.

The Lake County Star is a weekly newspaper based in Baldwin, the county-seat of Lake County. The Thursday publication has been serving the news and advertising needs of Lake County since 1873.

Published for over 118 years, the Benzie County Record Patriot is Benzie County’s only weekly newspaper. Complete with local news, sports, events calendars, money saving ads and more, the Record Patriot is published and distributed to over 4,500 subscribers every Wednesday. If you want to know what’s going on in Benzie County, turn to the Benzie County Record Patriot.


Tri County Shopper

The Tri County Shopper is published weekly on Mondays with an in-home distribution of over 18,200 copies to area households in Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceola and Lake counties. It’s your source for informative classified ads, service directory, merchant product inserts and effective display advertising.

River Valley Shopper

The River Valley Shopper is published on Mondays and distributed to over 21,000 households in the Northern Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm and Newaygo counties. The River Valley News Shopper is the area’s best source to reach potential customers.

West Shore

Published Sundays and distributed to over 16,000 households in Manistee and Mason counties, the West Shore Shoppers’ Guide is the perfect advertising vehicle for area businesses to reach potential customers. Manistee residents have become dependent on the West Shore Shoppers’ Guide as their #1 source for money-saving grocery, retail and automotive advertisements.

Pioneer East Shopper

The Pioneer East is a weekly shopper published Mondays and distributed to over 8,100 households into the Mecosta, Isabella, and Montcalm county area. It’s your reliable source for community events and classified ads. It’s also the area’s best source to reach potential customers with advertising.