Dwight Bitikofer - 2019
Dwight Bitikofer was the founder, with two other college students, of the Webster Times in 1978, beginning a company that would soon publish three weekly community newspapers. As the group’s publisher, Bitikofer did everything from proofreading to newspaper distribution, including writing a regular publisher’s column. Those articles won awards from the Missouri Press Association and the Independent Free Papers of America. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce and was named Webster Groves Citizen of the Year.