Humboldt Independent captures INA awards


Kent Thompson (left) and Phil Monson were honored at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest last Friday night in Des Moines. Thompson won an award for Coverage of Business and Monson for Best Sports Section. Humboldt Independent photo.

The Humboldt Independent Newspaper was honored with a pair of awards at the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Iowa Newspaper Association.
Competing against newspapers across the state of Iowa, the Humboldt Independent earned a second place award for Best Sports Section. The award was accepted at a banquet in Des Moines on Friday night by Humboldt Independent Sports Editor Phil Monson. Judges looked at three separate issues of the Independent’s sports section.
The Humboldt Independent also received a third place award in the Coverage of Business category. The award was accepted by Humboldt Independent Editor Kent Thompson.
“We are extremely proud of Phil and Kent. These are prestigious awards and very well deserved recognition for the time and effort they put forth each week in covering the news and sports in Humboldt County,” Jeff Gargano, co-publisher of the Humboldt Independent, said. “It’s a great honor to be named a 2020 award winning newspaper in the state of Iowa.” Read more in the Humboldt Independent, your trusted source for all of the local news and sports.

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