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Monday, April 14, 2014 8:53 PM

Herald news team wins top state award for fourth consecutive year

By The Herald Staff

Members of The Herald’s news and creative staffs — Greg Mast, sports editor, Clinton Dick, staff writer, Doug Carder, senior writer, Abby Eckel, staff writer, Tommy Felts, managing editor, Jeanny Sharp, editor and publisher, Bobby Burch, former multimedia manager, and JT Kent, graphic designer — stand Saturday after being recognized for excellence in journalism at the 2014 Kansas Press Association convention in Manhattan. The Herald’s news staff earned the coveted sweepstakes award for the fourth consecutive year. (Photo by Mike Eckel/The Ottawa Herald)
MANHATTAN — The Herald’s news staff produces one of the best newspapers in the state — proved by its fourth consecutive sweepstakes win from the Kansas Press Association, the newspaper’s managing editor said Monday.

“The sweepstakes award is a benchmark for excellence in Kansas journalism,” Tommy Felts said. “Winning the award four years in a row reflects our ongoing, consistent commitment to covering the communities we serve in a responsible, professional and compelling way.”

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