I'm a little over two hours late with this, but happy birthday to my favorite feature writer, Michelle Brooks of the Jefferson City News Tribune.
Michelle, the former Michelle Dixon, received her start in journalism writing about Lockwood High School sports and activities back in the early '90s.
At the News Tribune, she has excelled in writing features that delve into areas newspapers should be covering, but aren't. She has done award-winning work with her coverage on military families, religion, and historic preservation.
I tried hard to get her to come back to The Press during my final years there, but she was always able to resist my efforts, something for which Jefferson City readers can be grateful.