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Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Dedicates Hall of Fame at UW-Eau Claire 

MAILED: April 24, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The Wisconsin Newspaper Association will dedicate its recently created WNA Hall of Fame at 4:30 p.m. April 29 in Hibbard Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
         A plaque honoring each Hall of Fame inductee will be installed in a permanent display in the communication and journalism department at UW-Eau Claire.
         "We believe the Hall of Fame will be an inspiration to student journalists, as well as a source of pride for the inductees and those still working in the profession," Larry Tobin, president of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, said of the decision to house the display on a university campus. Tobin said UW-Eau Claire was selected because of its reputation within the state for its strong journalism program.
         The first members were inducted into of the Hall of Fame in June 2001. Winners included Vern Arendt, Ozaukee Press, Port Washington; William E. Branen, Burlington Standard Press; Clarence "C.W." Brown, Oconomowoc Enterprise; William T. Evjue, The Capital Times, Madison; Lester L. Hawkes, UW-Madison professor of journalism; John B. Torinus Sr., Green Bay Press-Gazette and Appleton Post-Crescent; and Robert H. Wills, Milwaukee Sentinel.
         Colleagues, friends and family members nominated the inductees for their contributions above and beyond the call of duty to newspapers in Wisconsin.

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Updated: April 24, 2002