Steve Tinnen, graduate of Plattsburg High School 1969, received bachelor of science degree in Political Science with a minor in History from Missouri Western State University, 1973. Worked in the food and beverage industry from 1973 to 1981 with employment at Henry's Restaurant in Gladstone, MO, as well as KCI Marriott Hotel and Pete's Inn in Kansas City, Missouri. Steve began his newspaper career in 1981 when he joined the Plattsburg Leader under the ownership of his parents, Skip and Franc E. Tinnen. His duties included ad sales, reporting, and feature writing, and he became publisher in 2001. He is the President of CPLO Enterprise, LLC where he is the agent for the Plattsburg License Office. He and his wife, Sue live in Plattsburg and have two children Liz (Tinnen) Keitzer, Jimmy Tinnen, and one granddaughter Maddie.
Favorite things: His wife's fried chicken KC Chiefs (football season ticket holder since 1963)