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Morrisons Cove Herald Wins 9 Awards In Statewide Contest


Of the Morrisons Cove Herald's nine awards in the 2022 Professional Keystone Media Awards contest, this photo by Gary M. Baranec won Honorable Mention in News Event Photo. This photo appeared on the front page of the March 11, 2021, edition of the Herald.

The Morrisons Cove Herald has won nine awards in the 2022 Professional Keystone Media Awards contest.

The awards are:

• George Berkheimer, First Place in Enterprise Reporting for his series, "How the Cove is Changing"

• Rick Boston, Second Place in breaking news for his story, "One Dead in Woodbury Fire"

• Allan Bassler and Anna Baughman, Second Place in Editorial for a series of editorials.

• Baughman and Bassler, Second Place in Feature Page Design. Baughman and Bassler also received Second Place in Sports Page Design.

• Boston, Honorable Mention in News Feature Story for his story, "The Cove's First Pride March"

• Allan Bassler, Rick Boston, Thomas Schmitt, Joe Ayers, Honorable Mention in Ongoing News Coverage for "How the Pandemic Affected the Cove"

• Gary Baranec, Honorable Mention in News Event Photo for his photo "It was like being sucker-punched"

• Lugene Shelly and Denny Shoemaker, Honorable Mention in Photo Story/Essay for "Ida Inundates the Cove"

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) sponsors the Professional Keystone Media Awards contest every year. Newspapers submit their best work and are judged by a peer newspaper staff from another state.

PNA is an association of newspapers and news media organizations in Pennsylvania.

The Herald is thrilled with the results of this year's Professional Keystone Media Awards.

"The people who contribute to this paper deserve recognition every day," Editor Anna Baughman said. "Our correspondents, staff members and community contributers do a great job, and we are always so proud."

As ever, the Herald staff thanks Herald advertisers, subscribers and readers for their continued support.

"What would the Herald be without the community behind us?" Baughman said. "Soon, the Herald will be even more immersed in the community, with our new office being connected to the park and the library."

Publisher Allan Bassler said that he's very interested in exactly what people want and expect from the Herald, the Cove's community newspaper.

"If you'd like me to stop by your business, or if you'd like to talk to me, please let me know," Bassler said. "I want to talk to everyone in the community who is interested in talking to me."

Suggestions, comments and thoughts may also be sent to the Herald at [email protected] or 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg PA, 16662.

"All comments will be read and, if desired, responded to," Bassler said.

Note: If you'd like to meet the Herald staff or speak up about what you want the Herald to be, send an email to [email protected]

or write to 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg, PA 16662.

Please consider the following questions:

• What do you like best about the Herald?

• What do you like least about the Herald?

• What should the Herald do more of?

• What should the Herald do less of?

• Why do you read the Herald?

• What changes have you seen in the Herald that you appreciate?

• What changes have you seen in the Herald that you do not appreciate?

• If you were the publisher of the Herald, what one change would you make?

• Do you use the Herald website?

• What kinds of advertising to you want to see in the Herald?

• How should the Herald be different from social media?

All comments are invited, welcome and completely confidential.

If you would like a reply or just to have a chat with the publisher, please indicate that in your letter.


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