Register’s Johnson honored

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February 11, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Bob Johnson, long-time Iola Register reporter, speaks with Register publisher Susan Lynn Friday after receiving the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award from the Kansas Press Association Friday in Topeka.

TOPEKA — Bob Johnson, longtime reporter for the Iola Register, was awarded the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award at Friday night’s awards banquet for the Kansas Press Association.

Johnson was noted for his unflagging enthusiasm for journalism throughout his 54 years with the Register. 

“Bob’s favorite saying is ‘Everybody has a story,’ and if you live in Allen County, Bob has done his best to pry it out of you,” noted Susan Lynn, Register publisher, who presented Johnson with the award. 

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