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City editor at News to receive top award

Angelyn Nelson Hutchinson, Deseret News city editor, will receive top honors from the Business and Professional Women of Utah today.

Hutchinson will be recognized at the organization's annual Women of Achievement Luncheon this afternoon at the Ogden Marriott Hotel.

"We feel like she has done so much in a man's world," said Gwen Larsen, state BPWU president. "She is an example for all women and young girls. We do not choose these candidates lightly. We think she is just wonderful."

Hutchinson became city editor of the Deseret News in 1998 — the first woman to hold that position in the newspaper's 150-year history. Since she joined the Deseret News in 1983, Hutchinson has had a variety of positions, including education writer and assistant city editor. She has won numerous local, state, regional and national writing awards.

The BPWU today also honored 16 "Outstanding Women of Achievement":

Alta Graham, St. George real estate agent and past BPWU president.

Nila B. Dayton, Weber County treasurer.

Helen W. Blonquist, Summit County entrepreneur.

Mary Allen, vicar of Grace Episcopal Church in St. George.

Fran Canard, St. George mentor and regional program specialist for the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

LaNae Shaw, Box Elder County entrepreneur.

De Ann Geary, chief executive officer of the largest woman-owned construction company in Utah and first president of the Associated General Contractors of Utah.

Marianne Stoddard, longtime community and political activist.

Barbara Newman, professional musician and current president of the Pioneer Theatre Guild.

Paula F. Julander, state senator and Senate Democratic Party whip, registered nurse.

Alice M. Bennett, longtime community activist, member of the Utah Women's Lobby, Women's State Legislative Council, Salt Lake Council of Women.

Kathy Christensen, Richfield city councilwoman.

Louise Ogden, active volunteer for children's health issues.

Marda Dillree, state representative, cancer survivor.

Pat Johnson, Salt Lake County entrepreneur.

Sandra Anderson, St. George postmaster.