Front Page Friday: The Daily Union

It is that time of the week again. It is time to look at my favorite newspaper front page of the week.

As always, I culled through the front pages shown at Newseum.org and picked my favorite.

So here it is:

The Daily Union

This is the front page from the April 30, 2010 Daily Union in Junction City, Kan. (via Newseum.org)

This week, I looked to Kansas for an interesting front page because I didn’t want to look at any more of the oil spill coverage, and as luck should have it, I found a good one.

The Daily Union in Junction City, Kan., had a cool front page today. No, the design isn’t mind-blowing. It’s clean but nothing special.

What caught my eye was the centerpiece story. The headline read: “Ringers wanted: Volunteers restoring South Park shoe pits

The Daily Union is, as the name indicates, a daily newspaper, yet they have a small-town feel. A large newspaper would never run a horse shoe story on the front page, unless maybe some died from a shoe thrown astray.

This is Kansas, though. And even in a moderately sized town, a good story is a good story.

I love seeing these kinds of stories. Anything that showcases small-town Kansas is great in my book, and I think the work those volunteers are doing is great. Every Kansan needs to work to preserve their hometowns.

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