Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Photographer Gaylen Bicking and editor Jean Doran Matua posed with Minnesota Newspaper Association president Jody Hanson of the Alexandria Echo Press with the two Tri-County News awards won at the annual MNA convention. Gaylen's photo a year ago of the little boy ice fishing (and kissing his bait) won second place in the Portrait and Personality Photography category against newspapers of similar size. Jean accepted an award for graphic artist Sue Hughes who won second place in the Best Advertisement category for her "Touch of Class" ad for last year's Dollars for Scholars gala. Congratulations Gaylen and Sue! Staff photo by Jacqui DuBois.