The Kansas American Legion State Committee has recognized The Dodge City Daily Globe managing editor Vincent Marshall for his coverage of regional events made possible by veterans.

Marshall, a Dodge City native chose to set his professional roots in his hometown paper in 2014, is the recipient of the American Legion Fourth Estate Printed Media Award.

"I try to do as many stories for veterans and veterans groups as I can," Marshall said. "That was something my predecessor showed me that I try to continue."

Marshall was nominated as a candidate for the Fourth Estate award because of his coverage of American Legion-sponsored family events, fundraisers and military-themed charity events that benefit Dodge City residents in need, the American Legion said. The award was announced in May.

"Vincent and the Globe have made significant contributions to recognizing the many activities of the American Legion," said Charles Sellens, chairman of the Kansas American Legion Public Relations Committee.

Sellens said he appreciated the support of veterans demonstrated by Marshall as both editor and reporter.

Marshall, 35, cut his reporting teeth while on staff studying journalism at Dodge City Community College. He and his wife, Shauna, live in Cimarron with their five children.

 

Editor's Note: This story is part of the Good News Initiative where the Dodge City Daily Globe will be highlighting a positive news story daily, sponsored by First Dental of Dodge City.

To send inquiries about possible positive news stories, email managing editor Vincent Marshall at vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com.