Bill Miller is the embodiment of just how valuable local journalism is in smaller communities. He is the editor and publisher of the Washington Missourian. His Missourian Publishing Company also owns papers in Union and St. Clair, Missouri, and a magazine, the Senior Life Times. He and his three brothers joined their father’s business and the family tradition continued when his sons and daughter joined the business. He was elected to the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame in 2005.