Eagle staff wins Kansas Press Association honors

The Wichita Eagle news staff won first place in News and Writing Excellence from the Kansas Press Association on Saturday.

Eagle staff also received the first-place award for Best Special Section by a paper’s news department.

Both awards were in KPA’s Division III, made up of the state’s largest newpapers.

The honors were presented at the association’s annual convention in Overland Park this weekend.

In individual awards:

▪ Eagle photographer Travis Heying won top honors for Best News Photo and Best Online News Video.

▪ Eagle videographer John Albert took first place for Best Online Sports Video.

▪ Dion Lefler won first place for Best Story Originating from a Public Notice, for coverage of Westar Energy electric rates.