A Monument to the first newspaper in Missouri stands just north of Boonville on the outskirts of Old Franklin. Originally erected in 1919, it was destroyed in the famous Missouri River flood of 1993. Rebuilt next to the KATY railroad in 1997, it celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2007.
Sadly, Don Winningham, of Fayette, who designed the monument, passed away in 1997.
Wednesday May 8th
Yesterday was teacher day. Did you thank someone for their contributions to education? Tell us about them! Thank you to the thousands of teachers across Missouri who partner with their community newspapers to enrich the curriculum by using the newspaper in their classrooms through Newspaper In Education programs! http://mopress. Link
Tuesday May 7th
We'd like to introduce Mark and welcome him to our team! Mark Nienhueser of Jefferson City, vice president of sales and recruiting for Servicenoodle.com, has been hired as the new advertising director for Missouri Press Service, Inc. Link
Wednesday April 17th
1999 MPA President, Hall of Famer Dies. Robert Wood Wilson, 78, of Milan, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 at St. Link