Topeka The Lawrence Journal-World won the top newspaper award during the Kansas Press Association's 2007 Awards of Excellence at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on Saturday night.
The Journal-World received KPA's Sweepstakes Award in recognition for winning the most awards in its newspaper division.
The Journal-World also received 16 first-place, 11 second-place and 16 third-place awards and two honorable mentions.
Two World Company weekly publications - The Basehor Sentinel and The Tonganoxie Mirror - also won the KPA Sweepstakes Award on Saturday.
First-place winners were:
¢ Agricultural story: "Growing more, living with less" by George Diepenbrock.
¢ Infographic: "What we drink" by Karl Gehring.
¢ Column writing: "Boomer Girl Diary" by Cathy Hamilton.
¢ Feature package: "Checking into Lawrence Memorial Hospital" by Nick Krug, Jared Soares and Dave Ranney.
¢ Government/political story: "With defibrillator program, city officials don't miss a beat" by Chad Lawhorn.
¢ Local business story: "Concrete results" by Chad Lawhorn.
¢ Special section: "KU Today" edited by Christy Little.
¢ Headline writing: Mindie Paget.
¢ Youth story: "Senior sass" by Mindie Paget.
¢ Education story: "World meets western Kansas" by Terry Rombeck.
¢ Sports story: "Lions' field day" by Scott Tittrington.
¢ Sports feature story: "No love for the NBADL" by Ryan Wood.
¢ Design and layout.
¢ Best use of photos.
¢ Sports pages.
¢ Best newspaper Web site.
Second-place winners were Bill Snead, series and feature package; Tom Keegan, sports column writing; Christy Little, special section and youth story; Jon Niccum, headline writing; Dave Ranney, feature writing; Mike Yoder, sports photography; the Journal-World for front page, editorial page and news and writing.
Third-place winners were Mike Belt, agricultural story; George Diepenbrock, government/political story; Mark Fagan, local business and sports story; Ann Gardner, editorial writing; Richard Gwin, news photo; Tom Keegan, sports feature; Katie Kritikos, headline writing; Nick Krug, photo illustration; Terry Rombeck, feature and religion story; Scott Rothschild, series; Scott Tittrington, sports column writing; Dave Toplikar, education story; Eric Weslander, news story; and Mike Yoder, feature photo.
Rombeck and Yoder also received honorable mentions for their work.
Hall of Fame
Members of the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame:
Henry J. Allen Daniel Read AnthonyWhitley AustinStuart AwbreyRoy BaileyJay BaughMoses Milton BeckWill T. BeckElmer F. BethWilliam E.BlackburnFrank W. BoydFrank "Bus" Boyd Jr.Mamie BoydMcDill "Huck" BoydJohn BoyerJohn B. BremnerErnie BrilesFred BrinkerhoffKenneth C. BronsonKenneth "Bud" BruceArthur M. CapperArthur J. Carruth Jr.John ChandlerHarold T. ChaseGeorge H. Clasen IIRolla A. ClymerClelland ColeClark ConklingFloyd CooleyGomer T. DaviesJess C. Denious Sr.Earl Fickertt Leon N. FlintKarl GastonH.K. "Skeet" GeorgeJohn S. GilmoreByron GuiseCharles M. HargerJohn P. HarrisJack HarrisonEwing HerbertEdward Wallis HochWharton HochEdgar W. HoweGene HoweMaj. J.K. HudsonHenry B. JamesonJ. Frank JarrellPaul A. JonesElmer E. Kelley Howard KessingerDavid LeahyO.W. "Ol" LittleEmerson Lynn Jr.John MackF.P. MacLennanGeorge W. MarbleJohn A. MartinWillard MayberryLeonard McCalla Jr.Robert McCantsDrew McLaughlin Jr.Drew McLaughlin Sr.Bill MeyerHerbert A. Meyer Jr.A.Q. MillerSolomon MillerFred MoenJohn D. MontgomeryW.W. "Jiggs" MorfordWilliam Y. MorganFrank MotzMarcellus MurdockMarshall M. MurdockThomas B. MurdockVictor MurdockNoble L. PrentisJohn RedmondClyde M. Reed Jr.Clyde M. Reed Sr.Angelo C. ScottC.F. ScottFay N. SeatonRichard M. SeatonCharles SessionsBernard J. SheridanBertha ShoreDolph Simons Sr.Dolph C. Simons Jr.W.C. SimonsOscar StaufferTom E. ThompsonWill TownsleyL.F. ValentineLeslie WallaceRobert B. WellingtonWilliam Allen WhiteW.L. WhiteDaniel W. WilderErnest Woodward