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Chieftain staff receives press awards

March 8, 2012

The Chieftain news staff won numerous honors in the Kansas Press Association’s 2012 Awards of Excellence competition, the association announced Thursday.

The Chieftain competed against other Kansas newspapers in the Non-daily Division 1 category. Entries were published during 2011.

Winning entries for the Chieftain were as follows:

• First place, news story, reporter Caroline Boyer, for “10-inch snowfall creates heavy load for street crews.”

• First place, agricultural story, reporter Melissa Treolo, for “Legendary fundraiser bullish on Ag Hall.”

• First place, best online video (news), former sports editor Chris Wristen, for “Braves capture district championship.”

• First place, sports feature story, Wristen, for “Runners rally to show support for BSHS senior battling cancer.”

• First place, sports story, Wristen, for “Worth the pain: Seaton delays surgery for state.”

• Second place, feature story, Treolo, for “Choir inspires pride, joy in Lansing inmates.”

• Second place, youth story, Treolo, for “Area youth overcomes odds to race motocross bikes again.”

• Second place, sports column, Wristen, for “Aslin brings swagger back to Bonner Springs football,” “New Major League Soccer stadium is backyard treasure,” and “After three years of frustration, Braves’ Smith goes out a winner.”

• Third place, best online video (news), Wristen, for “Aslin era begins with a victory, Sept. 4.”

Winners will be recognized April 21 in Overland Park, during the association’s annual convention.

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