LON reporter wins two awards from Kansas Press Association


Shellie Smitley picked up two awards from the Kansas Press Association last week.

She placed first in the Spot News Photograph category for her photo of Humboldt, Kansas, home destroyed in a fire.

Judges called it an “Incredible photo of firefighters actively fighting a house fire. The angle is perfect, showing the firefighters and the destruction the fire had on the house with the flames and smoke visible throughout the frame. Great job.”

She placed second in the Series category for her six-part Women’s History series stories on “Ditching Stereotypes.”

Both award winners appeared in the Iola Register.


-T. Michael Stone

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