IC Reporter wins two MPA awards

LANSING—Iron County Reporter editor Jerry DeRoche was recently honored with two awards by the Michigan Press Association as part of its 2017 “Better Newspaper Contest.”
    DeRoche won first place in news enterprise reporting for his coverage of the Kelly Cochran murder trial. He also was selected as runner-up in the sports feature category for his story on former West Iron County athlete Emmy Kinner.
    The Reporter competes in the “Weekly/News Media C” category. Categories are determined by circulation class and whether the paper is a daily or a weekly.
    The contest was judged by the Missouri Press Association.