Local newspapers recognized as best in the state

• Record wins General Excellence

The Adams County Record won General Excellence in their circulation category at the Better Newspaper Contest in Aberdeen, S.D.

Local area newspapers receive several awards during the North Dakota Newspaper Association’s state press competition. Awards captured included; General Excellence, first place small weeklies, Adams County Record. General Excellence, second place mid-size weeklies, Bowman County Pioneer. General Excellence, Best of the Dakotas small weeklies, New England Herald.

Most weeklies don’t have the staffing to cover the size of our North Dakota counties. Being recognized by industry peers as being among the best weeklies to cover the counties of Adams, Bowman and Hettinger, is extremely gratifying, Publisher Frank Perea said. “We deliver local information via print and online every day, the way our audience wants to receive it.”

The Adams County Record captured awards for: Reporting, third place, Fixing the Delay, BNSF installs new equipment. Feature Reporting, first place, Harvard Bound, Hettinger student accepted. Business News Reporting, second place, New restaurant opens in Hettinger. Sports Page, first place, 2016 Football Preview. Sports Feature, first place, Hettinger resident takes her NASCAR fandom to the next level. Personal Column – Serious, honorable mention, Becoming Dad. Headline, second place, Growing interest for a community garden. Overall Design Excellence, third place. News Photo. second place, Rail Track Hose. Feature Photo, honorable mention, High Flying Trapeze. Sports Photo, second place, Roping the Cattle. 

“The media landscape is changing as to how we provide information and SW North Dakota can be proud, that your hometown newspaper is leading the way, receiving top awards in both print and digital media,” Perea said. Member media representatives of the Montana Newspaper Association judged the competition. The awards ceremony was held Friday evening, April 28, at the Dakota Events Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota.