The Paper of Montgomery County came home with five journalism awards from the Hoosier State Press Association annual competition.
The Paper was honored with two first places, one second and two thirds.
“It’s both humbling and gratifying to once again see the work we do for our readers in Montgomery County recognized as the best in the state,” Paper publisher Tim Timmons said.
Ginger Claremohr and John Marlowe, two columnists whose work appeared in The Paper during the contest period, won top spots in the state of Indiana for general commentary (column writing) and sports commentary respectively.
Claremohr was honored nationally last year for her column writing through the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Marlowe also took home two third-place awards, one for editorial writing and one for general commentary.
The Paper’s fifth award was a second-place honor for sports commentary that went to columnist Ken Thompson.
“Ken is one of the most talented sports writers in the state,” Timmons said. “Even though he was here for far less than a year when the contest began, it’s no surprise at all that his limited sampling finished so high.”
The Paper was the only newspaper in Montgomery County to win.