Archive for Tuesday, March 7, 2006

News wins Kansas Press awards

March 7, 2006

The Eudora News won several awards in the small weekly division of the recent Kansas Press Association contest.

The awards will be presented April 22 during the association's annual convention in Wichita. The entries were judged by members of the Arizona Newspaper Association.

The News received first place for its Web site and for Joel Reichenberger's sports story "'Invisible' boys take competitors by surprise" about the Eudora High School boys cross country team.

The local newspaper received second place in editorial pages, public notices and sports pages. Reporter Patrick Cady's religion story "Reclaiming history" also took second as well as Chad Lawhorn's health care campus story.

The News won third place in best front page, best use of photos, editorial writing and the series writing about Eudora Recreation director Bobby Arnold's job. Theresa Abel's "In blooming fashion" took third for agricultural story. Former reporter Emily Miller's "Tea for two" won third place in feature package and Jared Soares' sports photo "Cardinals hold off Eagles" also took third. In addition, Nate Reed's sports feature story "Sole survivor" took third.

Miller's government/political story on "Retail liquor may be in store for Eudora" and Cady's religion story "Finding friends in faraway places" both earned honorable mention.

Last month, The Eudora News was named one of the nation's best non-daily newspapers in a competition sponsored by Inland Press Association of Chicago. The News took third in its circulation category of 5,000 and fewer.

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