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Posted: Sunday, May 6, 2012 5:32 pm | Updated: 11:37 am, Tue May 8, 2012.

The News-Sentinel won six awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association annual competition, including top honors for feature story and feature coverage.

Lauren Nelson, editor of the Lodi Living section, won first place in feature writing for her story on Lodi resident and News-Sentinel carrier Jeff Kooyman.

The Lodi Living section also won first place for lifestyle coverage.

Photo Chief Evans Dan Evans won second place for best video for his video accompanying the Kooyman story.

The News-Sentinel was also recognized with second place awards for best design and layout, best front page and best sports coverage.

The Record of Stockton claimed 12 first or second place awards. Contest results were announced Saturday at the association's annual convention in San Jose.

The News-Sentinel competes in the category of daily newspapers with less than 15,000 circulation.

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