The Madison Courier editorial staff won three awards at the recent Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Awards Contest.

• Ken Ritchie and David Campbell won first place in the photo story with audio or video category for their package on Dallas Gibson, an injured high school basketball player.

• Renee Bruck and Evan Shields won a third place in the breaking news category for their coverage of a Carrollton school bus accident that killed two children.

• Mark Campbell won a third place in the best sports feature photo category for a photo of the players' bench during a local high school basketball game.