The Knoxville Journal-Express earned first place in the Best Personality

Feature Category, Weeklies Class II Division, at the Iowa Newspaper

Association's annual conventon last Friday. The winning article profiled

longtime Marion County physician, Dr. Earl McKeever.

"I would like to thank Dr. McKeever for allowing me the privilege of sharing

his story with our readership," Journal-Express Editor Steve Woodhouse,

author of the winning article, said. "We can attribute this statewide

acclaim to him."

As part of the INA newspaper contest, newspapers earn points for every award

received. The awards are tallied to name a newspaper of the year. For the

second year in a row, the Journal-Express was the top points earner among

Iowa newspapers owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CNHI). CNHI

also owns the Centerville Daily Iowegian, Clinton Herald, Oskaloosa Herald,

Ottumwa Courier and Pella Chronicle.

"I want to thank our advertisers, subscribers and the communities of Marion

County for their continued support of the Knoxville Journal-Express,"

Woodhouse added. "This award is truly an honor, and it would not have been

possible without your patronage."