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Landmark earns six
awards in state contest

The Landmark has been honored with six awards in the annual Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

Awards were announced at the 148th Annual Missouri Press Association Convention on Saturday in Columbia.

The honors were for work performed in the calendar year of 2013.

The Landmark received one first place, two second place, one third place and two honorable mention awards.

First place in the category of Best News Story went to an article written by Ivan Foley, Landmark editor, entitled “A change in culture.”

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013 issue, the piece focused on uncovering the actual dollar amount of the total compensation package paid to previous Park Hill School Superintendent Dennis Fisher. The Landmark reported Fisher’s compensation package to be more than $453,000. The district had been reporting Fisher’s salary as $243,000.

The article can be found at http://www.plattecountylandmark.com/Article11895.htm

This is the fifth time in the past nine years Foley has been awarded in the best news story category.

In the category of Best Editorial Pages, The Landmark earned honorable mention for its editorials that appear on pages A-2 and A-3 each week. This is the fifth consecutive year The Landmark has been awarded in this category. The newspaper's editorial pages feature weekly columns from Chris Kamler, Brian Kubicki, James Thomas, and Foley.

Landmark photographer Doug Baldwin earned four awards in photo categories: second place in Best Feature photo; second place in Best Sports Photo; third place for Best Feature Photo; and honorable mention for Best Sports Photo.

Each year the MPA Better Newspaper Contest is judged by journalists from out of state. Journalists from Colorado judged this contest.