Photo of the year
Connie Jo Discoe's photo of a bullfighter doing a backflip off the head of a bull took Photo of the Year honors in the Nebraska Press Association Better Newspaper Contest results announced at the annual convention in Lincoln on Saturday night. The photo also took first place in the sports action photo category, and Discoe also took third place in Spot News Photograph with a photo of a fire at a trucking firm on Airport Road in McCook. The Gazette also won first place in Community Promotion Advertisement for an ad coordinated by Karry Coburn and created by Rhonda Emerson for the Mullen Pro-Am golf tournament. The weekly Wauneta Breeze with 19 first-place, eight second and four thirds, took home the Loral Johnson Community Newspaper Sweepstakes Award.