The Daily Citizen staff was recognized Friday with a number of awards in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual Better Newspaper Contest.

The contest includes daily and weekly newspapers throughout the state and was judged by journalists from outside Wisconsin.

Awards received are:

  • First Place, Digital Project, Ben Rueter
  • Second Place, Lifestyle Page or Section, Amanda Lutey
  • Second Place, Feature, Amanda Lutey
  • Second Place, Reporting on Local Government, Ben Rueter
  • Second Place, Ongoing/Extended Coverage, Bobbye Pyke
  • Second Place, Local Column, Kenneth Thomas
  • Second Place, Sports Feature, Mark McMullen
  • Third Place, Local Column, Amanda Lutey
  • Third Place, Sports News Story, Dan Larson
  • Honorable Mention, Sports Photo, Mark McMullen

In addition, the Columbus Journal staff also was recognized. Awards received are:

  • First Place, Business Coverage, Lisa Cestkowski
  • First Place, Digital Project, JT Cestkowski, Lisa Cestkowski
  • Second Place, Feature, Lisa Cestkowski
  • Third Place, Lisa Cestkowski
  • Third Place, Reporting on Local Education, Lisa Cestkowski
  • Honorable Mention, Reporting on Local Government, Lisa Cestkowski
  • Honorable Mention, Local Column, Lisa Cestkowski
  • Honorable Mention, Video, JT Cestkowski