Obituary policy

Obituary policy Death Notices

Death notices are free and will be run one time in the Idaho County Free Press, but specific guidelines must be followed. The deceased's name, date of birth and death, arrangements and service information will be published without charge.


Local obituaries are considered paid notices and are welcomed from families or funeral homes, costs run at set fees according to length/word guidelines:

Your chosen funeral homes can be very helpful in determining which style and length needed for any particular obituary. All obituaries must be paid in advance if submitted by a private party (not a funeral home). Family members are welcome to contact the Free Press office for the same assistance. The Free Press will only edit these submissions to style, spelling and punctuation.


Obituaries and memorials requiring bordering, special type fonts and large or multiple photographs are designated as display advertising, handled by the advertising staff of the Free Press and not the editor. Contact the advertising department of the Free Press or your funeral director for information.

Memorials can be placed in the Idaho County Free Press, The Shopper, or both. All obituaries, regardless of length, will be offered on-line at no additional charge shortly after publication at


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