Bill James, Warrensburg publisher, dead at 65

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., AP) — Bill James, former publisher of The Daily Star-Journal in Warrensburg and a member of the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame, has died. He was 65.

The newspaper’s editor, Jack Miles, said James died Wednesday at a Kansas City, Mo., hospice.
James had been the paper’s publisher since 2007 before retiring earlier this year.
Before that, he was publisher of the Cass County Democrat-Missourian in Harrisonville. His career also included various industry leadership positions, including a stint as MPA president in 1998.
He was inducted into the MPA Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2001.