Four newspaper people, including an early leader in Missouri journalism from the 1800s, will be inducted in September into the Missouri Press Association Newspaper Hall of Fame.
The induction reception and banquet are scheduled 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, during the 149th annual Convention of the Missouri Press Association (MPA) at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia. This will be the 25th group to be inducted into the Newspaper Hall of Fame, which was established by MPA in 1991.
This year’s inductees are the late George A. Killenberg, former executive editor of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat; the late William H. “Bill” Plummer, reporter, editor and photographer for more than 50 years with the Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune; the late Col. Robert Morgan White, who published the Mexico Ledger beginning in 1876; and Darryl Wilkinson, publisher of the Gallatin North Missourian.
Hall of Fame inductees or their families receive Pinnacle Awards in honor of the inductees’ service to the Missouri newspaper industry and their communities. Inductees’ plaques will join the permanent display of inductees in the MPA office in Columbia and in the student lounge in Lee Hills Hall at the Missouri School of Journalism.
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