News & Announcements

September 2017

ALERT! AOE deadline much earlier this year

September 21, 2017
Because the Kansas Press Association annual convention is being moved to February in 2018, the 2017 Awards of Excellence deadlines have been adjusted as well.

Memorial event set for long-time AP reporter Lew Ferguson

September 21, 2017

Lew Ferguson, a journalist whose 42-year career included nearly three decades as the Associated Press supervisory correspondent in Topeka, has died. He was 83.

Final KORA-KOMA training session set for Oct. 6

September 21, 2017

Free training sessions on Kansas open government laws will be offered at five locations across the state in coming weeks, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government have announced.

KPA regional meetings set for Oct. 20, Nov. 10

September 21, 2017

The first three regional Kansas Press Association meetings are history, but two more meetings are scheduled in October and November if you're looking for advertising sales training.

August 2017

Capital-Journal sold to GateHouse Media

August 10, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. — As part of a strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle publications, property development and new business, Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreementto sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including The Topeka Capital-Journal, to GateHouse Media.

Sterling Bulletin sold to Main Street Media

August 10, 2017
The Sterling Bulletin weekly newspaper in Sterling has been sold by Marshall Publishing, Inc. to Main Street Media, headquartered in Russell. Negotiations were completed on Aug. 1 and the sale was finalized on Aug. 3.

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.