Clarkin, The Active Age take KPA awards

By The Active Age | May 1, 2024

Mary Clarkin

Mary Clarkin took first and second place in the Seniors Story category of the 2024 Kansas Press Association awards for articles in The Active Age. 

Clarkin won first place for “How old is too old?” (July 2023), a look at how older voters view the leading presidential candidates, and second place for “Seniors grapple with transportation needs” (January 2023), about the lack and high cost of transportation to medical appointments and other destinations. Both articles can be found at

The Active Age won second place in the News and Writing Excellence category, in which newspapers are judged on the overall quality of three issues. The Active Age competes in KPA’s category for publications with the largest circulation.