Charles Dickens’s Christmas gift lives on

Charles Dickens’s Christmas gift lives on

Christmas is rich in traditions, and there’s one that I always try to make room for during the season – “A Christmas Carol.”Al...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Music soothes Christmas anxiety

Music soothes Christmas anxiety

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year – my favorite holiday. The only stressors involved with Thanksgiving are whether the turkey will be jui...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Unwanted gift that keeps on giving

Unwanted gift that keeps on giving

It is never good when an old-school illness comes back to pay a visit.Just ask the health officials at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where the ...

December 9th, 2016 |  


A time for generosity

There is no question about it, Christmas is a time for giving. At no other time of the year are people so thoughtful, kind and generous. Giving to cha...

December 9th, 2016 |  


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 |