Dan Schepis - 05/02/2015

Dan Schepis has been conservation agent for the past 3 years. He discovered this position while obtaining his Masters in Biology. Dan finds mixing his love for the outdoors and law enforcement within his job duties each day endlessly rewarding. Although his primary job duties include enforcing the wildlife code of Missouri, he takes great pride in helping the citizens of the state to explore and enjoy Missouri's natural resources.

Ryne Dittmer - 05/03/2015

I was born in Liberty in 1989 and have lived in Liberty my whole life. I attended Liberty High School and Iowa State University where I got a degree in Journalism. I have worked at the Liberty Tribune since September 2011. I cover county government, education, and operate our social media accounts. I have had the opportunity to cover a speech by President Obama, breaking news around Kansas City and written several personality profiles.

Eugenie Maynard - 05/03/2015

Eugenie Maynard was born in Minnesota in 1950. She went to school in Moorhead, earning a degree in Accounting. During her school years from 1969-1972 she was only one of two females students in the accounting program. In early 1972 she was the only female on staff during her internship. She held several high-level positions in a field dominated by men, essentially breaking through the glass ceiling. When she started her first job in 1972 she was only one of two women on the professional staff.

Colleen Power -8/4/14

Colleen Power was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She remained there until 1985 when she moved to Kansas City, Mo to go to Rockhurst College. She lived in the dorm for 2 years and then completed her 3rd year in France. She returned to Kansas City, but not Rockhurst. She lived in several apartments in Midtown and eventually completed school at Park University. She worked at Kristen's Sandwich Shop located adjacent to Kelly's bar in Westport. She currently lives north of the river in the Carriage Hills neighborhood.

Cecil Simons - 06/27/2014

Cecil H. Simons was born in a log cabin in Lindy, Missouri on January 24, 1921. Lindy, Missouri was a small town (that no longer exists) in New Madrid county in the bootheel of the state. At a young age his family moved to Amboy, Lee County, Illinois. Cecil served in World War II as a radio operator and mechanic with the 89th Fighter Squadron, the 25th Fighter Squadron, and the 27th Troop Carrier Squadron. Cecil flew in 187 combat missions, mostly in China, and was discharged as a staff sergeant in June, 1945. Cecil has a son, grandson and granddaughter.