TimesNewspapers garners top honors at Mega Media Challenge

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From Left, Nathan Domenighini, editor of the Morton Times-News; Bryan Veginski, Tazewell county sports editor; Matt Faley, advertising representative: and Donelle Pardee-Whiting, editor of the Washington Times-Reporter show off the first place trophy they won at the Mega Media Challenge at the Peoria Civic Center March 6.

Nathan Domenighini, editor of the Morton Times-News; Bryan Veginski,

Tazewell county sports editor; Matt Faley, advertising representative: and

Donelle Pardee-Whiting, editor of the Washington Times-Reporter, took top

honors March 6 in the Mega Media Challenge as part of the IHSA March Madness.

Ten media organizations gathered to take part in a fun morning of

competition at the Peoria Civic Center.

The event began with a tricycle relay race then moved into a bungee run, inflatable obstacle course and a few other events in there involving shooting baskets.

“I was so sore by the end of the day Thursday, but it was worth it for the win. I think we surprised everyone. It just goes to show you that you should never underestimate the competition,” Whiting said.

It was Veginski’s first top-place finish in eight years of competition.