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Denton reporter receives award

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Danny Kaifetz presenting reporter Shawn Ryan with the first annual Ernie Pyle Award for journalism.

— A reporter at Denton Publications was honored at the recent North Country Honor Flight Christmas party with an award for his continuing coverage of Honor Flight events, and World War II veterans.

Reporter Shawn Ryan was awarded the first annual Ernie Pyle Award for Outstanding Journalism. Honor Flight Director Danny Kaifetz awarded Ryan a plaque and a copy of the book “Ernie Pyle’s War.”

The award is named after Ernie Pyle, who was one of the most prolific and beloved correspondents who covered World War II. He was killed in action in the Pacific Theater near the end of the war. Two other local journalists will also be receiving the Ernie Pyle award, but Kaifetz would not identify those individuals until he can present the awards in person.

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