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Paxton-Record wins 12 awards from Illinois Press Association –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On June 17, 2014

Congratulations to the Paxton-Record, Will Brumleve and Andrew Rosten, and their reporting on events as they unfold. Truly exemplary – worthy of every award won! This is a premier example of what newspapers, and especially local newspapers should strive to be.
From the Paxton-Record:

Paxton Record wins 12 awards in Illinois Press Association editorial contest

The Paxton Record claimed top honors for investigative reporting, best promotion of the public’s right to know and government beat reporting in connection with its coverage of issues in the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department last year, as it finished fourth in the running for Illinois’ best small weekly newspaper on Friday.
In addition to its three first-place awards, the Paxton Record received honors in nine other categories, marking its best finish ever in the Illinois Press Association’s  annual editorial contest.
Only The Woodstock Independent, The Navigator & Journal-Register of Albion and the Forest Park Review finished ahead of the Paxton Record in the race to claim the David B. Kramer Memorial Trophy, awarded to the best small weekly newspaper in the state.
“The hard work of Editor Will Brumleve and assistant Andrew Rosten really shows…continue reading here...


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  • caseih 2388
    Posted at 21:22h, 17 June Reply

    In Iroquois County I tell people that they don’t know what went on in the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department unless they read the Paxton Record! (And then, of course, there is this website, too, if they want to know what went on.)

  • Steve
    Posted at 05:19h, 18 June Reply

    Good for them. Maybe the Times-Republic should go to a weekly format. Use some of the saved money for better reporting. Do I need color photos of sullen Iroquois County politicians and bureaucrats delivered to my doorstep daily? No.

    • caseih 2388
      Posted at 10:57h, 18 June Reply

      Hey, Steve, sometimes they smile!

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