Our View: DNC: Dems’ chance to build excitement

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Pondering road trips, old movies and hot air

Pondering road trips, old movies and hot air

Short takes and not-so-deep thoughts:• One of the greatest feelings one can experience is dew-laden grass on bare feet – especially if it ...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Remembering barefoot days and simpler times

Remembering barefoot days and simpler times

Columnist’s Note: I wrote this memory years ago, and each summer I am reminded of it by someone who also walked the streets of Sedalia on those ...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


Be safe during this heat wave

Be safe during this heat wave

Though it’s stating the obvious, I must say it. It’s hot. I know that July is mid-summer, and that summer is supposed to be hot, but the h...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Christina Richards: A legacy for Sedalia

Christina Richards: A legacy for Sedalia

Marion Wright Edleman, leader of the Children’s Defense Fund, once commented, “Service is the rent we pay for living.” A life dedica...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Civil rights should be respected

Dear Editor:Police are necessary. There mission is to protect and serve, and many in law enforcement do so admirably. Increasingly however, it must be...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Missouri State Fairgrounds are truly an assest to Sedalia

Missouri State Fairgrounds are truly an assest to Sedalia

The beginning of the summer fly plague heralds the coming of the Missouri State Fair. One of them bothered me just seconds before I sat down to write ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Convention needs to be more than pep rally for GOP

The hugs, handshakes and energizing sound bites that have become the hallmarks of national political conventions won’t be enough.The Republican ...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Voters need to support compromise

Voters need to support compromise

There are few voters who are content with the choices we have in this year’s presidential election. There are even fewer who are satisfied with ...

July 15th, 2016 |  


In honor of Shakespeare’s death, a sampler

In honor of Shakespeare’s death, a sampler

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Will was only 52 when he died around April 23, 1616 (the exact date is unkn...

July 15th, 2016 |