MO Press News & Notes

Schuyler County Times, Glenwood, has been sold by Melody Whitacre to Herb and Lorraine Austin, dba Schuyler County Times, LLC, commencing with Dec. 27 issue.
Lorraine will be editor.

€ Adrian ‹ Michele Burris is the new managing editor of The Adrian Journal.
Burris is a 1991 public relations graduate of Central Missouri State University. For the past 14-1/2 years she has worked at Sherwood Center in Kansas City, a non-profit devoted to people with autism.
A native of Kansas City, Burris is married to Mike Burris, a native of Adrian. They have two children and live in Adrian.

€ Waynesville ‹ Jack Hittinger, 22, has joined the Waynesville Daily Guide as sports editor, replacing David Roberts. Hittinger is a recent graduate of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. He’s from Detroit.
Roberts, sports editor for three years, is the new sports editor at the Rolla Daily News.

€ Lexington ‹ Tina Svoboda recently became publisher of the Lexington News.
She previously worked for Cameron Newspapers, Inc., for more than 16 years in advertising sales and later as ad manager. She also has experience in broadcast news.
Svoboda and her husband, Jim, have six children. Svoboda has been active in the equine industry her entire life and is a member of the National Barrel Horse Association.

€ St. James ‹ Kathleen Meyer has been named editor of the St. James Leader-Journal. She replaced Michele Stryker.
Meyer previously lived in St. Louis since graduating from Truman State University in Kirksville. She worked in marketing and sales for University Press and maintained the Press website.
She also wrote entertainment news and reviews for in St. Louis.

€ Sedalia ‹ The Sedalia Democrat has a new advertising director, Bob Midles, and a new director of commercial printing, Dave Mullies.
Midles, 41, a native of Humansville, graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in agricultural journalism. He began his newspaper career in 2002 as the marketing manager for the Tucson Citizen and Arizona Daily Star. In 2004 he became director of marketing for The Observer-Dispatch in Utica, N.Y.
Mullies, of Cole Camp, worked for five years as pre-press manager and five years overseeing the commercial division at Inter-State Studio before joining The Democrat. He studied at the Kansas City Art institute.
Mullies has experience in outside sales, as a production manager and the owner of his own printing company in Tempe, Ariz.

€ Pineville ‹ Michael A. Stearns, 47, is the new editor for McDonald County Newspapers. He replaced Rick Peck, editor since early 2003, who will continue covering news and sports.
Stearns spent his early years in radio, beginning at age 13. He worked at stations in New Mexico and Oklahoma in advertising sales, commercial production and on-the-air programs.
His newspaper career began in 1993 at Post Dispatch Inc., in Post, Texas. He worked in all phases of the business. He has been ad director at The Altus Times in Oklahoma, publisher of The Marlow Review in Oklahoma and The Lexington News in Missouri, and most recently a consultant for the Sweetwater Reporter in Texas.
Stearns lives in Anderson with his fiancé and her daughter. Each of them has two grown children.
McDonald County Newspapers publishes weeklies in Anderson, Goodman, Noel, Pineville and Southwest City.

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2 Comments on “MO Press News & Notes”

  1. alan laird Says:

    How can yoou find e-maill adress for ne missouri newspapers?

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