Pack another meaningful award into the equipment bag of longtime Platte County Pirate head football coach Chip Sherman. Sherman, who is leaving Platte County after 20 very successful years as head coach, found out last week he will be enshrined into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
He’s a Hall of Famer. Bill Hankins, a free lance photographer for The Landmark, has been chosen for induction into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Washington, Mo. Hankins and five others will be a part of the fourth class to be inducted into the hall, which opened in 2005. Hankins taught journalism, English and photography at Nixa High School, Oak Park High School in Kansas City and Maple Woods Community College for 30 years. He retired from teaching in 2002. Since 1999, Hankins’ work has appeared in the pages of The Landmark. He has won many Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards during that time.
A Kansas City landlord will stand trial for murder after prosecutors played a 911 call where he promised police he was “getting ready to kill someone.” A Platte County judge found probable cause that Webber Douglas Gilmer, 55, murdered Brian S. Harrell, 28, after an apparent dispute at an apartment. On the recording of the 911 call police say Gilmer identifies his victim by name and tell police “you got a promise” that “somebody’s going to get killed right now.”