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Let’s call it “losing the high ground by taking the low road.”
Quite amazing these days how much time some are spending on telling others, loudly, what they should not see, hear, discuss or report on — even as they speak and protest freely under the protection of free expression by the First Amendment.
The 2016 Awards of Excellence website is up and ready to go. You can find it by clicking here.
WASHINGTON—The long struggle between the newspaper industry and Valassis Inc., over the direct mail company’s special postage discounts from the U.S. Postal Service appears to have ended with a whimper. In November, Valassis filed a report saying it had carried out no mailings eligible for the special discount. It announced it had paid an agreed $100,000 penalty to USPS last September.
Dalice Ann (Shinn) Cline, 79, former co-owner/publisher of the Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy and retired USD 356 Conway Springs administration secretary, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at Medicalodges in Goddard, Kan.
She was born Nov. 16, 1935 on a farm west of Millerton, Kan., to Theodore Kermet Shinn and Nellie (Hussey) Shinn and was a 1953 graduate of Conway Springs High School.
Avanell Sherrill Mitchell, who died this past May, left a certificate of deposit worth $10,001.05 to the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
Mitchell was a bookkeeper at the Southwest Daily Times for more than 50 years.
The executive directors of the Kansas Press Association and Kansas Association of Broadcasters have been named recipients of the 2015 Community Journalism Leaders of the Year award by the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media.
Doug Anstaett, KPA executive director, and Kent Cornish, KAB executive director, were presented the awards at Nov. 5 luncheon at Kansas State University.
Elon Torrence, 98, of Topeka died Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at McCrite Plaza.
Memorial services will held in conjunction with Elon's wife Polly Torrence, 95, who died Monday, and will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in Klasse Chapel at First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd. in Topeka.
James S. “Jim” Head, 80, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
James Sylvester Head was born Dec. 7, 1934 in rural Colbert County, Alabama. He was raised in Littleville, Ala. and in 1953, he graduated from Russellville High School in Russellville, Ala.
Max Kautsch, a graduate of Washburn University School of Law, has been named the new Legal Hotline attorney for the Kansas Press Association.