Eric Dundon, right, managing editor of the Hannibal Courier-Post, presents a Missouri Press Association first-place plaque to Mary Lou Montgomery. Montgomery won first place in the 2016 Missouri Press Foundation’s Better Newspaper Contest in the category of Best Story About History, Dailies, Class 1. Montgomery is a regular history story contributor to the newspaper’s Saturday edition. Dundon, who was named managing editor in early 2015 by Publisher Mike Murphy following Montgomery’s retirement as editor, is the 2016 winner of the
Missouri Press Association’s 2016 William E. James/Missouri Outstanding Young Journalist award.