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A memorable night for the Journal staff

The Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association had its annual convention and awards gala this past weekend in Bellingham.

The Journal captured 20 awards, including a second-place finish in General Excellence, which judges newspapers on their overall quality.

Additionally, Journal staff won awards for advertising, youth-oriented content, writing and photography.

One particular award stood out for me.

In Topical Columns, Mark Woytowich’s “On The Trail” outdoors column captured third place.

Woytowich died of heart attack May 6, and my last conversation with him was about his submission for this...


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