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Kindberg Receives 1st Place In AP Contest

The New York State Associated Press Association announced Thursday the winners in its 2019 competitions recognizing the best in newspaper and broadcast journalism.

Scott Kindberg, The Post-Journal’s sports editor, received a first place in the Division II feature story category for his piece entitled, “Remembering Russ,” which ran March 15, 2019. The story detailed the relationship between Maple Grove girls basketball coach Bill Price and his late father, Merritt Russell “Russ” Price Jr., as the Lady Red Dragons prepared for their first-ever trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association final four.

The story was among two Division II feature finalists announced in April, but the place finishes weren’t known until yesterday.

Kindberg is a Jamestown native and has been with the newspaper since 1983. This is his 14th career AP award. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries. Kindberg, who lives in Jamestown with his wife Vicki, has three grown sons and three grandchildren.

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