Kerry Anderson


Michelle Molyneux presents Kerry Anderson with his CCNA Silver Quill award for 25 years of service or longer in the weekly newspaper business on September 17, 2006.


Silver Quill presented and nominated by Michelle Molyneux...


Kerry Anderson’s career started in 1977 with a photojournalism course at SAIT. Upon graduating he worked at the Claresholm Local Press, Sedgewick Community Press and Coronation Review before becoming a partner in the Wainwright Star Chronicle in 1985 at the age of 26 with Gordon and Monte Keith.


Upon dissolving that partnership, Kerry moved on to work for Rick Truss and became partners with him at The Community Press in 1989. Since then, Kerry has bought out Rick and has purchased The Community Press, Viking Weekly Review, Tofield Mercury, East Central Times and just last October 2005, started up the Lamont Leader. Kerry works as publisher for all four weekly publications and the monthly shopper.


Through the years his papers have won awards for Best News Story, Best Editorials, Best Advertising Award, Best Arts Coverage and numerous Fire Prevention Week Awards.


Kerry prides himself as a tireless worker, and aside from usual management duties and sales, his love of sports came out by writing a popular sports column for 20 years called “From The Stands,” where he commented on national sporting events and promoted local sports teams and noteworthy individuals.


A volunteer in the community, Kerry has been an Active 20/30 Club member at the youngest possible age and was publisher of the club’s bulletin. He coached baseball for 12 years and was a Lions Club member for over 20 years where he served as president and secretary and was on too many committees to name. While Lions Club president in Killam, Kerry was also serving as president of that town’s Chamber of Commerce. Only a couple of years later he was elected president of the neighbouring Sedgewick Chamber of Commerce as well.


Kerry’s volunteer work has gone beyond local towns, as he has been recognized by the Canadian Red Cross for raising funds and supplies for Manitoba flood victims, Kosova refugees, Tsunami relief, Hurricane Katrina and much more — all initiated through newspaper campaigns.


Inspired by his mother’s successful fight with breast cancer, Kerry works as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Just in 2005 the Canadian Cancer Society in their newspaper recognized Kerry and I, as their active media liaisons. We distribute filler ads and news releases to all print media in Alberta for The Society.


Now 47 years old, Kerry is proud of his 19-year-old son Eric who is assistant manager at the Sedgewick location, where he has worked his way up learning every aspect of the business since in school.


Kerry and I live happily on an acreage west of Tofield with our young son, Brennan.

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