My co-workers at the Enterprise Publishing Company brought home a load of awards and honors at last week’s Nebraska Press Association Convention in Lincoln. In addition to the sixty-four awards from the Better Newspaper Contest, the Washington County Pilot-Tribune received the World Herald Service to Agriculture and Community Service awards in its circulation category.
I was also pleased to learn that I received the “Sports Photo of the Year” for my photo of USA Triathlon cyclists as they passed through southern Washington County last summer. I also received first, second and third place news photo awards in Class D – which is the class for weekly newspapers in our circulation category.
The majority of the 60 plus honors were awarded to “staff ” – the talented team effort by writers, photographers, editors and visual artists. Well done!
The Adventure Awaits. On opening day, third grade teachers Kim Szlachetka Teachers and Marti Leishman drive past the entrance to Fort Calhoun Grade School ready for new adventures.
Blair Volunteer Fire Department practice burn at 17th and Colfax in Blair
Girl Scouts circle the Christmas tree and sing carols during the Fort Calhoun Christmas Tree Lighting in Market Square.
In the past few weeks, Online Editor Leeanna Ellis and I have been exploring the cemeteries of Washington County. the first part of a three part series is running in this week’s Pilot-Tribune. Part one, “Gone but not Forgotten” which appears in this week’s P-T is the story of the abandoned cemeteries in the county, and the volunteers who care and attend to them.
Leeanna intensively researched cemetery records,, scheduled interviews, and planned our itinerary. I played tourist and chauffeur. In this post and series of posts to follow, I will share some of my photos and comments on our exploration of the cemeteries of Washington County,
Brewster Cemetery is located on County Road 26 just north of Kennard. For a number of years this has been one of my favorite haunts for landscaper photos. The cemetery was established in 1870. Three Civil War veterans are buried here. the last burial was 1888.
I watch for that lone weathered pine tree as I drive along the county road. I enjoy visiting the cemetery to view the aged markers rising above the grasses and the farmland rolling away to the west. I have watched some beautiful sunsets here.