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Cuba Free Press/Steelville Star – new website

December 7, 2007

• Cuba — Three Rivers Publishing Co., publisher of the Cuba Free Press and the Steelville Star/Crawford Mirror, has a new website:
Free Press editor Chris Case said the website may contain more content than is printed in the newspapers, and it will be updated frequently.
Publisher Rob Viehman said, “This website is going to truly turn us into a daily newspaper.”
Staffers will be able to update the website from remote locations. The site will be able to offer video.
A web developer in Steelville helped Three Rivers Publishing design and launch the new site, Viehman said.


Boliver Free Press, CPI – e-editions subscription

December 7, 2007

• Bolivar — Readers of the Community Publishers Inc. newspapers now can subscribe to an internet version of the newspapers and read them online.
Distant subscribers who are frustrated with delivery through the Postal Service can buy an online subscription for the same price as a local subscription to the printed paper, said publisher Dave Berry. Printed papers will not be mailed to e-edition subscribers.
Readers can sample the e-edition of their newspaper by clicking a link on their newspaper’s website.
CPI publishes the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, Buffalo Reflex, Marshfield Mail and other newspapers around Springfield.

Simmons named EOY for Fackelman Group

December 7, 2007

• Excelsior Springs — Kim Simmons, sports editor for The Excelsior Springs Standard, was named Employee of the Year of the Fackelman Newspaper Group during the company’s annual meeting.
Simmons has been at The Standard’s sports desk since spring 2001. She was chosen a few years ago by Excelsior Springs High School students as the grand marshal of the Homecoming parade.
“Her dedication to her work and to the athletes, coaches and families she serves with her sports writing shows through in every aspect of her work,” said Standard editor Eric Copeland.

Kansas City Star – Melissa Hernandez

December 7, 2007

• Kansas City — Melissa Hernandez, an advertising account rep for The Kansas City Star, was struck by a hit-and-run driver early in August in Overland Park.
She suffered serious head, neck and spinal injuries. She was taken by air ambulance in early September to Craig Hospital in Denver. The hospital is known for its work with severe spinal cord injuries.
Hernandez has no feeling below her neck.
Police are still looking for the vehicle involved in the accident.

Holden Image changes hands

December 7, 2007

John and Sandy Roberts have purchased The Holden Imagefrom Cyndy Hartwell, wife of the late co-owner and publisher, RustyHartwell, who died unexpectedly in May.
John Roberts and Rusty Hartwell were friends since 1979, when they were students at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg.Hartwell was a first cousin of Sandy Roberts, and the families are close.
The Hartwells founded The Image 15 years ago. John Roberts has 30 years of newspaper  experience. He said no immediate changes are planned for The Image.
He worked with many of the paper’s staffers several years ago when he served as associate editor of the paper.
October 2007

Gallatin Publishing buys J School press

December 7, 2007

Gallatin Publishing Co., publisher of the Gallatin North Missourian
and other publications, is relocating its printing plant and business offices into a county-owned building on South Main Street. Darryl and Elizabeth Wilkinson own GPC.
GPC will expand its services to include a photography studio operated by Jill Steward, the Wilkinsons’ daughter.
She has been managing the Chillicothe office of The Ad Pages shopper for GPC.
GPC bought the six-unit News King press from the Missouri School of Journalism last spring after the school began outsourcing its printing of the Columbia Missourian. Two units from GPC’s cur-
rent press were added to the six units, providing the company with more color capacity and the ability to print larger sections faster.
Purchase of the press required GPC to find more room.

Obit – Edward J. Sisson

December 7, 2007


Edward J. Sisson, 61, longtime reporter and columnist for the Lebanon Daily Record, died of cancer on Sept. 5, 2007.
Mr. Sisson joined The Daily Record in 1987 after working at a local radio station for several years. He specialized in covering government, police and courts. His last column appeared in the Sept. 9 edition.
Mr. Sisson leaves his wife, Jean; two children.