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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 9:00 am

The Missourian newspapers brought home 34 awards, including 11 first-place plaques, in the 2013 Missouri Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Missouri Press Association and the Missouri Press Foundation.

Awards were won by staff members with the Washington, St. Clair and Union Missourian newspapers.

The awards were presented Saturday, Sept. 7, at the 147th MPA convention held in Kansas City.

Awards won by Missourian staff members include:

First Place

• Best Sports Photo — Bill Battle;

• Best News Photo — Keith Domke;

• Best Feature Story — Karen Cernich;

• Best Breaking News Story — Ed Pruneau/Susan Miller;

• Best Coverage of Community/People/Lifestyles — Karen Cernich;

• Best Coverage of Rural Life or Agriculture;

• Best Sports News Story or Package — Bill Battle;

• Best Columnist/Humorous — Gregg Jones;

• Best News or Feature Series — Keith Domke;

• Best Ad Idea/Promotion of Advertiser;

• Best News Story — Keith Domke.

Second Place

• Best News Story — Karen Cernich;

• Best Sports Feature Story — Craig Vonder Haar;

• Best News or Feature Series — Keith Domke;

• Best Story About the Outdoors — Karen Cernich;

• Best Sports Columnist — Bill Battle;

• Best Breaking News Story — Ed Pruneau;

• Best Sports Pages;

• Best Sports News Story or Package — Bill Battle;

• Best Sports Photo — Bill Battle.

Third Place

• Best Business Story — Karen Cernich;

• Best Sports Pages;

• Best Story About History — Karen Cernich;

• Best Story About Education — Karen Cernich;

• Best Sports Story or Package;

Honorable Mention

• Best Coverage of Rural Life or Agriculture;

• Best Feature Photo — Jeanne Miller Wood;

• Best Columnist/Humorous — Keith Domke;

• Best Business Story;

• Best Sports Photo;

• Best Sports Story or Package;

• Best Columnist/Serious — Bill Miller Sr.;

• Best Breaking News Story — Ed Pruneau;

• Best Ad Idea/Promotion of the Newspaper.

Last year, The Missourian won 31 awards in the state competition. In 2011, the newspapers won 29 awards, compared to 12 awards in 2010.

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