Car-train collision has drastic results

Car-train collision has drastic results

At 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, 1938, a Missouri Pacific Railroad train collided with a 1927 Model T tudor sedan driven by Sam Fisher at Hoy McConle...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Some hope in what’s been a bad year

Some hope in what’s been a bad year

There is a popular sentiment that 2016 has been a terrible year and I couldn’t agree more. But 2017 could be even worse and we should probably c...

December 6th, 2016 |  


A long run at living

A long run at living

The other night I dreamed I was running very fast, with my long brown hair flowing behind me as I jumped ditches and large obstacles with the ease of ...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Do your part to recycle

Do your part to recycle

Max’s and my recycling history is extensive. I began recycling before I moved to Sedalia, and because Sedalia had no recycling facilities, we to...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Truth is truth, whether you believe it or not

Truth is truth, whether you believe it or not

Something I learned more than 30 years ago remains as true today as the day I first heard it in a journalism classroom at Franklin College. It also se...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Railroad safety was concern in Sedalia

Railroad safety was concern in Sedalia

In the 19th century when railroads were being developed, many feared the new technology was dangerous. Anti-railroad propagandists in Philadelphia pla...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Calling all strange sightings

Calling all strange sightings

I strive each day to live my life and write my columns based on the best facts available. I try to work through problems logically. But despite that I...

November 29th, 2016 |  


That age thing

That age thing

Once again I am forced to write about the age thing. This time I have been prompted by a news story I read in an old magazine about a woman who was st...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Thanksgiving is a time for families to reflect

Thanksgiving is a time for families to reflect

A few days ago, my Aunt Susie posted on Facebook a photo taken by my grandfather, the family shutterbug, on Thanksgiving Day, 1960. I was seven years ...

November 25th, 2016 |  


As world changes, so does fame

As world changes, so does fame

You know, 2016 can dial it back any minute now.We awakened Friday to learn that actress Florence Henderson, who played mom Carol Brady on the ’7...

November 25th, 2016 |