We've hit a snag; please consider uploading your pages

Posted May 30, 2012

After growing steadily from May 2011 through the first quarter of 2012, the effort to upload PDFs of pages for use on the Kansas Press Association's public notice web site has stalled.

"Even though we've had excellent cooperation from well over half our KPA members, we still have about a hundred newspapers that are not uploading their PDFs so we can clip the public notices electronically," said Doug Anstaett, KPA executive director. "We've said this before and we'll say it again: a web presence is essential to help convince the Kansas Legislature that newspapers and newspaper web sites are the independent source that must continue to publish our public notices.

"This is not an idle threat; it is very real. Anything we can do to keep a step ahead of any attempt to take public notices out of newspapers and put them on a government-sponsored web site is in our best interest as an industry.

"If we are to make the case that newspapers should continue to be the primary repositories for public notices well into the future, having a viable web site to complement print that is outside the control of government is essential to its independence, reliability and trustfulness."

As of today, 139 newspapers, including most of the state's dailies, have registered and most are uploading PDFs of all their pages to an FTP site from which the public notice web site, kansaspublicnotices.com, is built.

We have listed below the newspapers that are participating in this effort. If your newspaper's name isn't on the list, it needs to be.

"We realize a number of newspapers do not produce PDFs," Anstaett said. "That's OK, because we can continue to scan those pages for public notices. However, if you're producing PDFs and sending them to a printer, then you should also be sending them to KPA's FTP site."

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.

Please contact 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.

The latest list of newspapers that have started the process of uploading includes:

Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
Anderson County Review
Ark Valley News
Arkansas City Traveler
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
Chase County Leader-News
Cherokee County News-Advocate
Clark County Gazette
Clay Center Dispatch
Coffey County Republican
Colby Free Press
Columbus News Report
Conway Springs Star/Argonia Argosy
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
Eureka Herald
Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Frankfort Area News
Fort Scott Tribune
Galena Sentinel-Times
Garden City Telegram
Gardner News
Glasco Sun/Delphos Republican
Goodland Star News
Great Bend Tribune
Gyp Hill Premiere
Hanover News
Harvey County Independent
Hays Daily News
Herington Times
Hesston Record
High Plains Leader & Times
Hillsboro Free Press
Hillsboro Star-Journal
Hoisington Dispatch
Holton Recorder
Horton Headlight
Humboldt Union
Hutchinson News
Iola Register
Junction City Daily Union
Kansas Chief
Kansas City Star
Kingman Leader-Courier
Kiowa County Signal
Labette Avenue
Lakin Independent
Lansing Times
Larned Tiller & Toiler
Lawrence Journal-World
Leavenworth Times
Legal Record
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican
Linn County News
Louisburg Herald
Lyons News
Madison News
Manhattan Mercury
Marion County Record
Marquette Tribune
Marysville Advocate
McPherson Sentinel
Meade County News
Miami County Republic
Minneapolis Messenger
Mirror (Tonganoxie)
Monitor-Journal (Little River)
Montezuma Press
Montgomery County Chronicle
Moundridge Ledger
Mount Hope Clarion
Neodesha Derrick
Ness County News
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 Post
Prairie Star
Pratt Tribune
Rawlins County Square Deal
Riley Countian
Rush County News
Russell County News
Sabetha Herald
Salina Journal
Scott County Record
Sedgwick County Post
Shawnee Dispatch
Smith County Pioneer
Spearville News
St. Francis Herald
St. John News
St. Marys Star
Stafford Courier
Sterling Bulletin
Stockton Sentinel
Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Metro News
Valley Falls Vindicator
Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise
Wamego Smoke Signal
Wamego Times
Washington County News
Wellington News
Western Kansas World
Western Times
Wichita Eagle
Wilson County Citizen
Winfield Daily Courier
Wyandotte County Business News
Yates Center News