Questioning others’ choices adds to divide

Questioning others’ choices adds to divide

The disconnect between residents and the ruling class seems to grow greater by the day. When those in power have little to no knowledge about the day-...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Bad time for improvements

Bad time for improvements

It surprised me to hear that the four bids were approved to improve the Smith-Cotton Jr. High cafeteria. Three of those four bids totaled over $250,00...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Sedalia advertizes itself

Sedalia advertizes itself

The stock market decline that began on Oct. 24, 1929, culminated with a crash on Oct. 29, 1929, plunging the United States into the Great Depression, ...

March 7th, 2017 |  


The importance of education funding

The importance of education funding

The continued vilification of critical thinking in this country is leading us towards disaster. You can try to wage a war against facts, but the facts...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Stop taking from kids

Stop taking from kids

Dear Editor,Gov. Greitens has decided to give you less money for your school buses. Now you’re going to have to take cash away from educating st...

March 4th, 2017 |  


All those springs ago

All those springs ago

With the weather going from freezing to swimming pool weather all in the same week lately our seasonal body clocks have to be in a lot of turmoil. For...

March 3rd, 2017 updated: March 3rd, 2017. |  


Wanted: A buyer for downtown’s ‘crown jewel’

Wanted: A buyer for downtown’s ‘crown jewel’

The skyscraper age dawned in America in the mid-1880s, when the Home Insurance Co. of Chicago erected an astonishing 10-story office building. Sedalia...

March 3rd, 2017 updated: March 3rd, 2017. |  


When nature gets too close

When nature gets too close

Max and I have lived in our house for almost 27 years now. One of the reasons we bought the house is the back yard with its towering trees and floweri...

March 3rd, 2017 updated: March 3rd, 2017. |  


The season of Lent

The season of Lent

“Give to those who ask, and don’t refuse those who wish to borrow from you.” Matt. 5:42In the season between Epiphany and Lent, the ...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Daniel R. Elliott, Pettis County agriculturalist

Daniel R. Elliott, Pettis County agriculturalist

The 1882 History of Pettis County praises Pettis County for its fertile soil, noting that five-sixths of the land was prairie, with “rich, black...

February 28th, 2017 |