Times Herald photographer Jeff Storjohann received the Iowa Associated Press Photo Sweepstakes Award for this photo package of firefighters working a controlled burn between Dedham and Willey. The photos were published Friday, April 13.
Times Herald photographer Jeff Storjohann received the Iowa Associated Press Photo Sweepstakes Award for this photo package of firefighters working a controlled burn between Dedham and Willey. The photos were published Friday, April 13.
February 11, 2013



The Carroll Daily Times Herald earned 50 awards on Friday night in the 2012 Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors Newswriting and Photo Contests.

Thirty-one of the awards were in writing categories with 19 in photography.

Daily Times Herald staff writer and photographer Jared Strong led the newspaper with 16 Associated Press awards, 11 in newswriting and five in photography.

Staff photographer Jeff Storjohann earned 14 awards including the prestigious Sweepstakes Award (see related story). Daily Times Herald writer/columnist and co-owner Douglas Burns collected 10 Associated Press writing awards. Sports Editor Ashley Schable earned five awards.

Staff writer Paige Godden and former Daily Times Herald writers Betsy Simon, Elyssa Cherney and Randi Reeder earned honors as well.

The Daily Times Herald competes against other small- and medium-size dailies in Iowa who are wire-service members.

The awards are as follows:



NEWS

Spot News Reporting: First place, Jared Strong, "Half of a family gone"; Second place, Douglas Burns, "Wall Lake icon passes"

Business News: First place, Elyssa Cherney, "Buying Booze the easy way"; Second place, Douglas Burns, "Harkin on Internet edge on Main Street with sales taxes"; Third place, Douglas Burns, "California Drone Company opens Carroll facility"

Editorial Writing: Second place, Douglas Burns

Continuing News Coverage: First place, Jared Strong, "Wade's Silent War"; Second place, Daily Times Herald staff, "Summer drought farm coverage"; Third place, Jared Strong and Douglas Burns, "Half of family gone"

Investigative Reporting: First place, Douglas Burns, "Villisca murders"; Second place, Paige Godden, "Emails: Supervisors knew about Richmond"

Interpretative Story or Series: First place, Jared Strong, "Wade's Silent War"; Second place, Jared Strong, "All my love"; Third place, Betsy Simon, "A different way forward"

General Features: First place, Jared Strong, "Kenzie's Crash"; Second place, Douglas Burns, "Inside the Capitol with Senator Harkin"; Third place, "Wade's Silent War"

Business Features: First place, Douglas Burns, "Uncle Al Capone"; Second place, Randi Reeder, "Audubon fashion-design grad California bound"; Third place, Douglas Burns, "Great Grapes"

Sports News Story: First place, Ashley Schable, "Schechinger scores 32"; Second place, Ashley Schable, "Carroll beats Harlan"; Third place, Ashley Schable, "Knights prove doubters wrong"

Sports Enterprise: First place, Ashley Schable, Paige Godden, "Running: Excessive punishment"; Second place, Ashley Schable, "Fathers and children, coaches and players"; Third place, Douglas Burns, Jared Strong, "Nice! Carroll High alum lands ESPN gig"

Online special package: First place, Daily Times Herald staff, "What killed these kids?"

Graphics: First place, Jared Strong, "Permits jump 369 percent"; Second place, Jared Strong, Jeff Storjohann, "Best at the line"; Third place, Jared Strong, "Rampant norovirus may strike Carroll area"

Wire presentation: First place, Jeff Storjohann, Douglas Burns and Jared Strong, "Caucus 2012"



PHOTOS

Spot News: First place, Jeff Storjohann, "Saddle White and Victoria Herrera"; Second place, Jared Strong, "Carroll firefighters"; Third place, Jared Strong, "Garage Fire"

General News Photos: First place, Jared Strong, "Ann Lengeling coddles her son"; Second place, Jared Strong, "Lake City teen and her family hope"

Feature Photos: First place, Jeff Storjohann, "Revival By Fire"; Second place, Jeff Storjohann, "Gracie Brincks and sister, Gabrielle"; Third place, Paige Godden, "The first Iowa light artillery unit"

Business Photos: First place, Jeff Storjohann, "Brittney Lynch"; Second place, Jeff Storjohann, "Ken Ebner takes a ceremonial first tee"; and Third place, Jeff Storjohann, "Burger King shakes up menu"

Sports Feature: First place, "How good are high school free throws"; Second place, "A black curtain overhead"; and Third place, "McKallister Wenck"

Sports Action: First Place, Jeff Storjohann, "Woodbine's Jameson Delaney"; Second place, Jared Strong, "Audubon senior Lacey Vokt anchors"; Third place, Jeff Storjohann, "Kuemper Catholic baseball"

Picture Story: First place, Jeff Storjohann and Jared Strong, "Broken Hearts"