Michael Jacobs is married to Margaret Ann. They have three sons (Tim/Jessie, Chris/Amy and Jamie/Dana) and five grandchildren (Ethan, Sean, Sophie, Mazie and Porter).
Michael started the paper on June 4th, 1998 with 8 pages and 6000 issues. Today, there are 24 pages, 12 in colour, and 18,000 copies per edition. 16,200 are mailed out to various postal codes by Canada Post.
The Springwater News is a member of the
Ontario Community Newspaper Association
Canadian Community Newspaper Association
Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
Springwater Chamber of Commerce
and numerous other organizations.