Tribune earns 8 Hoosier State Press Association awards


The Tribune received eight awards at the Hoosier State Press Association 2022 awards luncheon Friday in Indianapolis.

The newspaper competes in the division for daily newspapers with less than 6,000 subscribers.

Reporter Zach Spicer received a first place award in the best profile feature category for his story about Jerry Owens, who spent 67 days at Schneck Medical Center recovering from COVID-19. Owens’ wife, Karen Owens, entered the Seymour hospital shortly after he did but passed away Dec. 4, 2020, at the age of 61.

The Tribune staff also received a first place award for headline writing. The winning entry featured the headlines “Trinkle, Trinkle, Sophomore Star,” “Weaving the good life” and “A shot in the arm.”

The Tribune also received the second place award for best headline writing. Those headlines were “Can’t beat ‘em. Eat ‘em,” “Stirring up some quick recipes” and “The magic of books and bling.”

Spicer also took second place in the best general news photo for his photo of a Fourth of July celebration in Medora in 2021.

Features reporter Lew Freedman took second place in the best news coverage with no deadline pressure category for his story entitled “Taking advantage of Mother Nature’s bounty” and third place in the best sports news or feature coverage for his story about Hall of Famer and WNBA champion Tamika Catchings entitled “Catching Stars.”

The Tribune staff also received a second place award for best special section for its project entitled “Community Reflections” and third place for best website.

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