By Mining Journal staff
MARQUETTE - It's good news for The Mining Journal, as the paper was recently recognized for earning four awards and a Certificate of Merit from the 16th Annual Good News Awards.
The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge the positive contributions that the local media make to the community.
Mining Journal staff members Abbey Hauswirth, left, and Renee Prusi, both recieved awards at the 2013 Good News Awards, Thursday. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
Recipients of the awards include Journal staff writer Renee Prusi for the editorial "Pet for Christmas Gift is a Lifetime commitment," Journal Staff Writer Abbey Hauswirth for both the photograph "National Hospice and Palliative Care Month" and the "St. Vincent de Paul Series," and Ann Gonyea for her regular column "A Journey in Faith." Prusi also received credit for the feature "Coping with Tragedy."
Mining Journal Managing Editor Bud Sargent said the honors underscore the many good things that are happening in our community.
"Someone once said, approximately, that all of the news is bad," Sargent said. "This awards competition clearly shows that isn't the case."
Awardees attended an awards luncheon Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Marquette.
The annual Good News Awards are sponsored by the judicatory heads of the Episcopal, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist and Catholic Churches in the central Upper Peninsula.