106 Kansas newspapers uploading to FTP site

Posted July 28, 2011

Kansas Press Association newspapers continue to join the effort to upload PDFs of pages for use on KPA's public notice website.

The PDFs of all the pages from 106 Kansas newspapers, including 29 dailies, were being uploaded to the KPA's official FTP site as of Aug. 8.

The four newest additions to the site are: the Norton Telegram, Bird City Times, Colby Free Press and Oberlin Herald, all members of the Haynes family's Nor'West Newspapers group.

"The response from our newspapers has been fantastic so far," said Doug Anstaett, KPA executive director. "Our effort will show legislators that newspapers still are the best place for public notices, and the second best place is a free, accessible 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 for each individual newspaper's use 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 106 newspapers that have pages uploaded. Not all, of course, are legal newspapers, but their pages will also be important for tearsheeting and contest purposes.

Anderson County Review
Arkansas City Traveler
Ark Valley News
Augusta Daily Gazette
Baldwin City Signal
Basehor Sentinel
Belleville Telescope
Bird City Times
Bonner Springs Chieftain
Cawker City Ledger
Chanute Tribune
Chapman and Enterprise News-Times
Coffey County Republican
Colby Free Press
Council Grove Republican
Courier-Tribune (Seneca)
Derby Informer
Dodge City Daily Globe
Downs News and Times
El Dorado Times
Ellinwood Leader
Ellis Review
Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter
Frankfort Area News
Fort Scott Tribune
Galena Sentinel-Times
Garden City Telegram
Goodland Star News
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
Horton Headlight
Hutchinson News
Iola Register
Johnson County Sun
Junction City Daily Union
Kansas Chief
Kansas City Star
Kiowa County Signal
Labette Avenue
Lansing Times
Larned Tiller & Toiler
Lawrence Journal-World
Leavenworth Times
Legal Record
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican
Linn County News
Louisburg Herald
Lyons News
Manhattan Mercury
Marion County Record
Marquette Tribune
Marysville Advocate
McPherson Sentinel
Miami County Republic
Minneapolis Messenger
Mirror (Tonganoxie)
Monitor-Journal (Little River)
Montgomery County Chronicle
Moundridge Ledger
Mount Hope Clarion
Newton Kansan
Norton Telegram
Oberlin Herald
Onaga Herald
Osage County Herald-Chronicle
Osawatomie Graphic
Osborne County Farmer
Oskaloosa Independent
Ottawa Herald
Parsons Sun
Peabody Gazette-Bulletin
Phillips County Review
Pittsburg Morning Sun
Plainville Times
Prairie Star
Pratt Tribune
Rawlins County Square Deal
Rush County News
Russell County News
Sabetha Herald
Salina Journal
Scott County Record
Sedgwick County Post
Shawnee Dispatch
Smith County Pioneer
St. John News
Sterling Bulletin
Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Metro News
Valley Falls Vindicator
Wamego Smoke Signal
Wamego Times
Washington County News
Wellington News
Western Times
Wichita Eagle
Wilson County Citizen
Winfield Daily Courier
Wyandotte County Business News