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Otis Howell won top MPA photography awards in 1961

Otis Howell, photographer for the Hannibal Courier-Post, won high honors in the Missouri Press Association’s 1961 Better Newspaper Contest.

Howell, a World War II Pearl Harbor survivor, won three awards:

Best use of local pictures, dailies, first place;

Spot news photographs, dailies, first place; and

Feature pictures, daily, first place.

Source: The Sunday News and Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo., May 7, 1961, via

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