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      9/2/2004  

 

 

 

 

 

Landmark expanding coverage

Subscription drive underway in south Platte

The Landmark, already Platte County's fastest growing paid circulation newspaper, is officially expanding again.

Putting into action a plan that has been formulated in staff discussions over the past year, The Landmark this week is launching a focused effort to give southern Platte County the type of weekly news coverage it wants and deserves. The Landmark, Platte County's's oldest newspaper that has been published weekly without interruption for more than 140 years, is expanding its news base into the communities of Parkville, Riverside, Weatherby Lake, Platte Woods, and Kansas City in Platte County. The Landmark will be filling a void in the weekly newspaper market, as no other weekly in the county makes an effort to provide breaking news from each of the communities in the county.

This week, more than 1,000 postal customers in the zip codes of 64152 served by the post office in Parkville are receiving sample copies. To subscribe at the low cost of $22.60 for one year, readers simply need to call the newspaper at 858-2313 or send your name and complete mailing address by email to news@plattecountylandmark.com

New readers in time will note The Landmark is like no other weekly newspaper. The newspaper, noted for its primarily politically conservative viewpoints, has built a statewide reputation for hard-hitting editorials that tackle the tough issues, with entertaining and outside-the-box commentary thrown in for good measure. The Landmark's news staff won't run from the controversial stories.

Platte County's most popular columnists reside here. Greg Hall, who formerly authored a weekly column in the Sunday Kansas City Star, has been doing his wildly popular sports media column for The Landmark since 1999. Columnist CK Rairden (page A-4) focuses primarily on the national political scene and his work has earned him multiple guest appearances on the national cable network Fox News.

Landmark editor/publisher Ivan Foley has been covering politics and community happenings in Platte County for more than 22 years, a tenure that has allowed him to develop a unique insight into the inner workings of the county government scene. His Between the Lines column always appears on page A-2.

Photojournalism work by Bill Hankins, former journalism instructor at Oak Park High School, adds color and depth to The Landmark's coverage. Hankins' work annually wins awards for The Landmark in the Missouri Press Association's Better Newspaper contest. Brian Kubicki offers fresh commentary in his Parallax Look column each week at The Landmark's popular web site, plattecountylandmark.com. Office manager Cindy Rinehart keeps the staff organized and advertising manager Jondenna Johnston assists businesses with their marketing needs.

New readers in southern Platte County are encouraged to subscribe, then sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

 
 

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