MADISON, Wis. — The Marinette Menominee EagleHerald received one award at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual banquet Friday in Middleton, Wis.
Editor Dan Kitkowski received a second-place award for editorial writing in the 2016 WNA Newspaper Contest. Kitkowski was recognized for three editorials: One, showing that the first graduate is proof that the Marinette County Drug Court is working; two, stating that former Menominee City Manager Ted Andrzejewski has not earned his retirement pay; and three, stating that the City of Menominee needs to get it right in its search for a new city manager in replace of Andrzejewski.
Kitkowski has been recognized for editorial writing by the WNA the last three years.
The Daily Newspaper of the Year went to The Gazette in Janesville, the parent company of the EagleHerald. The top weekly newspaper went to The Lakeland Times in Minocqua.
Circulation Division winners were: Green Bay Press-Gazette, Best Daily Division A, daily with a circulation of 20,000 or more; The Gazette, Janesville, Best Daily Division B, daily with circulation between 7,000 and 19,999; Watertown Daily Times, Best Daily Division C, daily with circulation of 6,999 or less. The Lakeland Times, Minoqua, Best Weekly Division D, weekly with circulation of 3,501 or more; Ripon Commonwealth Press, Best Weekly Division E, weekly with circulation between 2,001 and 3,500; and The Crawford County Independent & The Kickapoo Scout, Gays Mills, Best Weekly Division F, weekly with circulation of 2,000 or less.
The 2016 Better Newspaper Contest included 3,034 entries from 122 newspapers. Entries were judged by members of the Illinois Press Association.
The WNA includes 31 daily and 187 weekly newspapers. It was established in 1853 and is one of the oldest newspaper associations in the world.