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Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development

Community Journalism Leaders of the Year

2015

Community Newspaper - Doug Anstaett, Kansas Press Association, Topeka

Community Radio and Television - Kent Cornish, Kansas Association of Broadcasters, Topeka

2014

Community Newspaper - Tom Taylor and Holly Martin, High Plains Journal, Dodge City

Community Radio - Tad Felts, KKAN/KQMA, Phillipsburg

2013
Community Newspaper - Dolph Simons, Jr., the World Company, Lawrence
Community Radio - Bob Schmidt, Chairman, and Gary Shorman, CEO, Eagle Communications, Hays 

2012
Community Newspaper - Linda Mowery-Denning, Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter
Community Radio – Cliff Shank, Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting, Hutchinson

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Journalism – Emerson Lynn, Jr., Iola Register

2011
Community Newspaper - Cliff and Kim Ralstin, Humboldt Union
Community Radio - Joe Jindra, KNCK Radio

2010
Community Newspaper - Dan Thalmann, Washington County News
Community Radio – Miller family - Christopher Miller, Rocking M Radio, and Enrique Franz, La Mexicana radio

2009
Community Newspaper – Ned Valentine, Clay Center Dispatch
Community Radio - Rich Wartell, Manhattan Broadcasting

2008
Mark Anderson, Kiowa County Signal, Greensburg

2007
Ed Seaton, Manhattan Mercury

2006
Rudy, Kathy, and Andy Taylor, Montgomery County Chronicle, Caney

2005
Prairie Dog Press, Almena

2004
Don McNeal, Council Grove Republican

2003
Paul Rhodes and Amy Crouch, Cheney Times-Sentinel

2002
Howard and Sharon Kessinger, Marysville Advocate

 

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Journalism – Emerson Lynn, Jr., Iola Register