L to R (back row): Bill Hamm, advertising representative; Heidi Harris, reporter; Jake McNeal, sports editor; Les Zaun, mail room supervisor; Paul Riemerman, editor; J. Reed Anderson, publisher; Tina Olson, production manager; (front row): Pam Stark, advertising representative; Shirley Hoffmeyer, inserter; Brenda Tompt, office manager; Jamie Bowen, circulation manager; Heather Hilderman, inserter; and Bonnie Jo Conley-Hanson, reporter. Not pictured is Cody Borud, classified ad representative.
The Valley City Times-Record won several awards at the North Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Friday May 2 in Bismarck.
Reporter Bonnie Jo Conley-Hanson took first in agriculture photography; reporters Heidi Harris and Conley-Hanson took third in overall design excellence for a the Harvest section; and sports editor Jake McNeal took second in outdoor recreation photography.
Production manager Tina Olson, advertising sales representative Pam Stark and publisher J. Reed Anderson took first in home and garden advertising; Olson took second in food advertising; and Olson, Anderson, Stark and office manager Brenda Tompt took third in a special advertising section.
Conley-Hanson said, "It's nice to be recognized for something that you love to do."
Editor Paul Riemerman said, "I'm glad that our hard work and effort is noticed by our peers."