The Mirror takes first place in national competition
For the second time, The Mirror newspaper of Tonganoxie has won first place in its division in the Inland Press Association's national front page contest.
Here's what the judges said about The Mirror's entries in the 2006 competition.
"The newspapers showed solid local angles to national stories, with writing, photography and general presentation that is compelling."
The judges also praised the behind-the-scenes work, which involves those who print the newspaper at the World Company in Lawrence.
"And because we know teamwork is required to do this, let's not forget the men and women in the shop," the judges wrote. "Terrific press work here. All in all, the best 75 cents you can spend in Tonganoxie."
The Mirror, a weekly newspaper that has a circulation of about 2,300, competed with both daily and nondaily newspapers with circulations of up to 10,000.
The Mirror also won the Inland front page competition in 2001.