Brett is a 2004 graduate of Lathrop High School and attended Missouri Western State University until 2006, when he was offered a position at the Lathrop Rural Reporter. He joined the staff of The Clinton County Leader in 2008 and was named the editor in 2017. He has won dozens of awards from the Missouri Press Association, including first place honors for reporting, feature writing, news and sports photography, and page design. In 2015 he won the Missouri Press Association's William E. James Outstanding Young Journalist Award.
Favorite things: Collecting and restoring antique tractors Hunting Reading
Cassidy grew up in the small town of Lyons, KS and graduated from Lyons High School in 2016. She then moved to Liberty, MO to attend William Jewell College, where she is currently a senior. She is double majoring in Psychological Science and Applied Critical Thought & Inquiry with a minor in Communication. She is also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and served as VP Event Planning from 2018 - 2019. In addition, she works as a Career Specialist/Student Supervisor for the William Jewell College Career Development Office and as an Assistant Planner for a Kansas City wedding agency. Cassidy has two younger siblings, Ashlyn and Treyton, and is the daughter of Ken and Kari Troyer. In June 2019, she began working at the Clinton County Leader as a Social Media Marketing Specialist. Favorite things: Chicken wings Hiking/Exploring the outdoors Traveling Mountains
Autumn grew up in Gower and graduated from East Buchanan in 2011. After high school she attended Northwest Missouri State, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design. In May of 2015, she began working for the Clinton County Leader as head of graphic design.
Nikki grew up near Hemple and graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1992. She is the daughter of Steve and Debi Filley and the sister of Steve Filley the 2nd. She then went on to graduate from Missouri Western State in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in in Business Administration and Management with a minor in Accounting. In 2007, she married her husband Scott and is now the proud mom of two daughters, Kierston and Kourtney. Nikki began working for the Clinton County Leader as the Sales Representative in 2014.
Favorite things: Tacos Ice Cream Flip-flops Softball (her mother is in the softball hall of fame) Watching her kids play sports
Linda grew up in Independence, MO and attended Vanhorn High School. She is a huge proponent of community betterment and currently serves as the President of the Lathrop Garden Club. In 2018, Linda was recognized as the Lathrop Rotary Club Citizen of the Year. She began working for the Clinton County Leader as the Event Coordinator in August of 2017.
Favorite things: Frappuccinos from Blondie's Brews in Plattsburg Diet Peach Snapple tea Gardening Lillies