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 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.