Signal wins KPA awards
The Baldwin City Signal won 13 awards in the Kansas Press Association's 2007 Awards of Excellence competition, including four first place entries.
Editor/Publisher Jeff Myrick won first place in editorial writing and news series. The editorials were in regards to problems at Baldwin High School. The series, "Price of Power," outlined numerous factors that contribute to the high price of electricity in Baldwin City.
Staff member Jimmy Gillispie won first place in sports pages. It was Gillispie's first time to win a top honor. Bill Snead's in depth look into the late Kathy Jardon's long battle with cancer won first place in feature package. Snead was senior editor for the Lawrence Journal-World when he wrote the story.
Myrick was second in news photo and Gillispie was second in sports feature. The staff also placed second for use of photos. Third-place awards were won by Myrick for feature story, Gillispie for news photo and best newspaper Web site.
Honorable mention awards went to Myrick for investigative story, Gerard Arantowicz for editorial cartoon and design and layout.