The Waupaca County Post editorial staff won four awards in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest.
The awards were presented Friday, Feb. 27, at the WNA’s annual convention in Waukesha.
Editor Robert Cloud won a first-place award for investigative reporting for his story, “Judicial Race Turns Personal,” which ran in the March 13, 2014, Waupaca County Post. His other entries included “Complaints regarding horses trigger investigation” and “Clintonville woman charged for mistreating horses.”
Regarding the Cloud’s work, WNA judges wrote, “It’s obvious a lot of time and effort were put into these stories. You’ve done a good job at laying out the facts for your readers.”
Greg Seubert won a third-place award in feature writing for his story, “Czerwinski family stays strong,” which ran Feb. 13, 2014.
“Inspiring story, strong and compassionate writing,” the judges said of Seubert’s story. “Large and great lead photo added to a strong piece. Great job!”
Cloud won a third-place award for general web excellence for the Waupaca County Post’s website, www.waupacanow.com.
Seubert, Cloud and Holly Neuman received honorable mention in creative use of multimedia for “Relay teams stand out at state,” an online story, photo gallery and video that focused on Iola-Scandinavia’s relay team winning the state championship on June 7, 2014.