PITTSBURG — The Morning Sun is pleased to announce a collaborative project in which it took part has won the prestigious EPPY Award, from Editor & Publisher magazine.

The Kansas Wind Project (https://gatehousekansas.com/windfarm/) — a cooperative work between all of the GateHouse newsrooms in the state of Kansas won Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting for websites under 1 million unique visitors.

Morning Sun Staff Writer Chance Hoener contributed a story entitled “The Future: Can the industry sustain its momentum?” http://bit.ly/2y6g5ho to the project.

Managing Editor Patrick Richardson said he was proud to have been part of the project, which was spearheaded by the Hutchinson News.

“We were just thrilled to be included in the project,” he said. “I’m incredibly proud of Chance and the work he did, and proud to be associated with staffs as talented as the newsrooms around the state who worked on this project.

“We don’t do what we do for awards, but it is nice to be recognized.”

Morning Sun Publisher Jamey Honeycutt agreed.

“I’m proud of the talented staff here at the Sun,” he said. “Awards like this show the impact that newspapers can still have on their coverage areas and why community newspapers like ours remain relevant.”

The EPPY™ Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honor the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories. Now in its 22nd year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry.