wins pair of statewide awards
For the second year in a row, The Landmark
has gamered some statewide awards for journalism.
A photo by Bill Hankins earned The Landmark first place
in the Missouri Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
Public announcement of the awards was made Saturday at
the press association's annual convention in the Lake
of the Ozarks.
Hankins' photo won in the category of Best Feature Photograph
for weekly newspapers. It shows Ann Kipper decorating
a memorial cross she placed near Interstate 29 north of
Platte City where her daughter, Crystal, disappeared after
her car broke down in 1997. The picture, which originally
ran in The Landmark in July of 2000, is reprinted in this
The Landmark and Hankins also won first place in the
statewide contest for Best Photo Package for a special
Landmark People section entitled Not Just Horsing Around.
It featured the Wild Rose Equine Center, located near
An honorable mention award for Best Feature Photograph
went to The Landmark for a silhouette photo that Hankins
took of fans sitting on the hillside at a local high school