76 newspapers upload pages to KPA's FTP site

Posted June 21, 2011

The PDFs of all the pages from 76 Kansas newspapers, including 24 dailies, were being uploaded to the Kansas Press Association's official FTP site as of June 23.

The newest additions are the Arkansas City Traveler, Augusta Daily Gazette, El Dorado Times, Ellinwood Leader, Harvey County Independent, Hesston Record, Hoisington Dispatch, Larned Tiller & Toiler, Linn County News, Lyons News, Moundridge Ledger, Mount Hope Clarion Newton Kansan, Topeka Capital-Journal and Winfield Daily Courier.

"Thanks to all those who have answered the call and joined this important team effort on behalf of the newspapers of Kansas," said Doug Anstaett, KPA executive director. "We are showing legislators that newspapers still are the best place for public notices, and the second best place is a website independently run by the newspaper industry."

When you are ready to begin uploading PDFs of your pages to the KPA’s FTP site, see if you can add the new FTP site as a "second recipient" at the same time you are uploading your pages to your printer's FTP site.

If your printer's FTP site doesn't allow for a "second recipient," click here to download a short procedural description for what to do next.

Remember, we're asking you to upload your entire newspaper — not just the pages with public notices on them — so we can eventually do electronic tearsheeting, create a morgue and also create a source for your newspaper’s Awards of Excellence contest entries.

“We will absolutely not allow access to your PDF pages to the public so they can avoid paying you for an electronic edition,” Anstaett said. “This site will only be available to the company operating our public notice website and to KPA staff for tearsheeting and the news and advertising contests.”

Please contact Richard Gannon at rgannon@kspress.com or 785-271-5304 if you have any questions or concerns about the process or need the codes to use.

Those pages are being scanned for public notices and then uploaded to kansaspublicnotices.com.

Here is the list of the 76 newspapers that have pages uploaded. Not all, of course, are legal newspapers, but their pages will also be important for tearsheeting and contest purposes.

The next goal: 100 newspapers by July 1, including all dailies.

Anderson County Review
Arkansas City Traveler
Ark Valley News
Augusta Daily Gazette
Baldwin City Signal
Basehor Sentinel
Belleville Telescope
Bonner Springs Chieftain
Coffey County Republican
Council Grove Republican
Derby Informer
Dodge City Daily Globe
El Dorado Times
Ellinwood Leader
Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter
Fort Scott Tribune
Galena Sentinel-Times
Garden City Telegram
Great Bend Tribune
Gyp Hill Premiere
Harvey County Independent
Hays Daily News
Hesston Record
High Plains Leader & Times
Hillsboro Free Press
Hillsboro Star-Journal
Hoisington Dispatch
Hutchinson News
Iola Register
Johnson County Sun
Junction City Daily Union
Kansas City Star
Labette Avenue
Larned Tiller & Toiler
Lawrence Journal-World
Legal Record
Linn County News
Louisburg Herald
Lyons News
Manhattan Mercury
Marion County Record
Marquette Tribune
Marysville Advocate
Miami County Republic
Minneapolis Messenger
Mirror (Tonganoxie)
Montgomery County Chronicle
Moundridge Ledger
Mount Hope Clarion
Newton Kansan
Onaga Herald
Osage County Herald-Chronicle
Osawatomie Graphic
Ottawa Herald
Parsons Sun
Peabody Gazette-Bulletin
Pittsburg Morning Sun
Prairie Star
Pratt Tribune
Rawlins County Square Deal
Sabetha Herald
Scott County Record
Sedgwick County Post
Shawnee Dispatch
St. John News
Sterling Bulletin
Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Metro News
Wamego Smoke Signal
Wamego Times
Washington County News
Western Times
Wichita Eagle
Wilson County Citizen
Winfield Daily Courier
Wyandotte County Business News