Don Brod, left, and Chad Stebbins present the 2015 Don Brod Award to Brian Hunhoff, who worked tirelessly to increase ISWNE's membership setting a record high in 2015. ISWNE now boasts a member in all 50 states for the first time ever.
Doug Crews, left, executive director of the Missouri Press Association, and Doug Anstaett, executive director of the Kansas Press Assocition, enjoy a moment at Harpo's. Both organizations were conference sponsors.
Walt Potter, who works with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute to explore the future of community newspapers, gave a presentation on "Missouri Community Newspapers: Tales from the Potter Listening Tour."
Row 1 (L-R): Gary Sosniecki, Helen Sosniecki, Chad Stebbins, Laurel Stebbins, Marquita Porter, Abigail Whitehouse, Elliott Freireich, Becky Dickerson, John Hatcher; Row 2: Roger Givens, Brian Wilson, Lindsey Young, Bridget Johnson, Steve Bonspeil; Row 3: Don Brod, Deb Brod, Hannah Spaar, Jan Haupt, Jim Johnson; Row 4: Kelly Clemmer, Deb Givens, Andy Schotz, Jill Wilson; Row 5: Stan Schwartz, Carol Hix, Charlotte LaCombe, Barry Wilson; Row 6: Joey Young, Sarah Kessinger, Maggie Walter, Vickie Canfield Peters; Row 7: Brett Hueston, Tim Evans, Jane Steinmetz, Derek Sawvell, Harry Hix; Row 8: Sue Gordon, Steve Ranson, Scott Buffington, Mike Buffington, Cheryl Wormley, Amelia Wigton; Row 9: Roger Harnack, Kris O'Leary, Kevin Flink, Jim Wormley; Row 10: Carol O'Leary, Laura Johnson, Marcia Wood; Row 11: David Gordon, Richard McCord, Andrew Johnson, Guy Wood; Row 12: John Derby, Lori Freeze, Mary Waltner; Row 13: Kathy Derby, Dave Bordewyk, Bob Whetstone, Brian Steffens.
Present at the awards dinner (L-R): Elliott Freireich (Golden Dozen), Brian Wilson (Golden Dozen) Steve Bagwell (Golden Dozen), Steve Ranson (Golden Dozen), Roger Harnack (Golden Quill) and Mike Buffington (Golden Dozen and Eugene Cervi Award).