Editor wins awards

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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 4:46 pm

The South Dakota Newspaper Association held its annual convention in conjuntion with North Dakota last weekend in Medora, ND. Results of the Better Newspaper Contest were announced and Leader-Courier editor Susan Odson won four awards.

She placed second in three categories. Stories on Elk Point’s look at an animal ordinance was the runnerup in Best News Series. A story on Bobbi (McLaury) Moehing was second in Best Sports Reporting, and a photo of Hunter Goehring sliding into second base was also runnerup.

In editorial writing, Odson was third for a number of columns written throughout the year.

First place in Best Sports Reporting was won by Kelly Riibe, writing for a sister publication, the Dakota Dunes/North Sioux City Times. Publisher Bruce Odson was third in Best Sports Column, the third year in a row he’s won an award for sports writing.