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Former publisher for The Elsberry Democrat receives special honor

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Margaret Ann Watts-Herring was honored Thursday night during a “Cousins’” Reunion at Cadillac Bills in Elsberry. Watts-Herring will be honored with a Journalism Scholarship given to a 2013 Elsberry High School graduate going into the journalism field.

The Elsberry Democrat, a 111-year-old newspaper, is honoring former editor and publisher, Margaret Ann Watts-Herring, of Elsberry, for her many years of service to the Elsberry Community. The Democrat has established the “Margaret Ann Watts-Herring Journalism Scholarship” at Elsberry High School.

The first scholarship will be given to a deserving 2013 EHS graduate who plans to go into the field of journalism.

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