News & Announcements

August 2017

Eblen memorial service is Sunday at Union Station

August 2, 2017

A celebration of Tom Eblen’s life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.

July 2017

Service set for past president Darrel Miller, 87

July 27, 2017
Darrel Miller, former publisher of the Smith County Pioneer, Lebanan Times, Cawker City Ledger and Downs News, died Monday, July 24, 2017. He was 87.
Funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Downs United Methodist Church.

Former employees face embezzlement charges

July 25, 2017

Embezzlement by two former employees of Times-Sentinel Newspapers totaled more than $200,000, according to a Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office investigator.

In affidavits, investigator Kristen E. Zluticky reported that thefts started Jan. 8, 2010, when former Times-Sentinel office manager Diane R. Neises began writing unauthorized checks to herself. She kept writing checks until Dec. 6, 2013.

Kansas City Star sells headquarters, printing plant

July 22, 2017

The Kansas City Star’s historic headquarters building at 1729 Grand Boulevard has been sold to a local developer who wants to redevelop the property as a first-class office project for up to 1,200 workers.

NYT's Edgerley to be KSU professional-in-residence

July 21, 2017

Susan Edgerley, a former metro and assistant managing editor at TheNew York Times, will be a professional-in-residence at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State University during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Join us at one of our KPA regional meetings this fall

July 21, 2017

The Kansas Press Association goes on tour this fall with regional meetings in five Kansas communities.

June 2017

Probst to fill House seat; resigns from Hutch News

June 22, 2017

An opinionated watchdog will enter the Kansas House of Representatives.

Nine Reno County Democratic precinct committee members chose Jason Probst in a 6-3 vote Wednesday evening to fill the vacancy created by the recent death of Rep. Patsy Terrell, D-Hutchinson. Jim Clark, 65, a former union steward who knocked on 2,500 doors during Terrell’s 2016 campaign, received three votes. Attorney Luann Trummel Wellborn, 59, drew no votes.

Journalist, mentor Tom Eblen dead at 80

June 11, 2017

Tom Eblen, former general manager and news adviser for The University Daily Kansan at the School of Journalism at KU, died June 10 in Prairie Village. He was 80.

Eblen joined the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications as the Kansan adviser in 1986 and retired in 2001.

He was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Nov. 1, 1936. His interest in journalism started while taking photos for his high school newspaper. One of his photos won a state prize when he was a senior in high school and that led him to the journalism program at the University of Missouri, from which he graduated in 1958.

Former Gazette GM Ray Beals dead at 67

June 5, 2017

Ray J. Beals, 67, passed away June 4, 2017 at his home after a battle with cancer.

Ray was born April 21, 1950 at Newman Hospital. He attended Mary Herbert Elementary School and Emporia High School. At age 18, he began work at the Emporia Gazette as pressman. After 45 years, he retired from the newspaper, holding the job of General Manager.

May 2017

Oklahoma couple buys Council Grove Republican

May 25, 2017

The Council Grove Republican, a part of the McNeal family since the 1930s, has sold to David Parker of Enid, Okla., effective July 1.

Sale of the Republican, published continuously the past 145 years since the first issue on Aug. 24, 1872, was announced Thursday by Craig McNeal, president of Council Grove Publishing Company, Inc.