PHIL E. BROWN (1927-2009) went to work for the Enid News & Eagle in 1953. He started as feature writer, covered city hall, and then served as city editor, managing editor and news editor until retirement in 1987, but still served on the editorial board. He wrote award-winning editorials for many years and also wrote news for KCRC radio for 25 years. He was a member of the Oklahoma Press Association’s Half-Century Club and a charter member of the Enid Sunrise Lions. He graduated from Enid High School in 1945 and attended Phillips University and Central State college.