3 veteran journalists named to Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame

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Three long-time journalists have been inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Those inducted Friday included Rosalie Ross, founder and current co-editor of the Rawlins County Square Deal in Atwood. She worked for years at the Citizen Patriot in Atwood before she, her husband and two other couples established the Square Deal in Atwood. She was publisher for 21 years before the paper was sold.

Inductee Ned Valentine is in his 50th year managing the Clay Center Dispatch, which has been owned by the Valentine family since 1882. He has also served in several leadership roles with the KPA.

Doug Anstaett’s 45-year career included stints at papers in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota before leading the Newton Kansan from 1987 to 2003.

He was executive director of the KPA from 2004 to 2018.

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