Valentine’s Day can be irritating … sometimes

Valentine’s Day can be irritating … sometimes

As you undoubtedly know, Valentine’s Day, the most irritating holiday ever, was this past Tuesday. I usually look askance on Valentine’s D...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


Some fun, interesing Presidents Day facts

Some fun, interesing Presidents Day facts

Growing up in Indiana, there was one morsel of presidential trivia we all knew: William Henry Harrison had the shortest tenure in the White House, las...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


Athletic Hall of fame adds stars

Athletic Hall of fame adds starsDear Editor,The Smith-Cotton Athletic Hall of Fame grew brighter with the addition of four stars on Feb. 3. Activities...

February 15th, 2017 |  


German immigrant Fred Helm

German immigrant Fred Helm

Missouri became home to many immigrants from Germany during the 19th century. Travelers from Germany such as Gottfried Duden visited Missouri and wrot...

February 14th, 2017 |  


New Woods Market to make its debut

New Woods Market to make its debut

Things are always going to change. There are some people who are so afraid of that fact that they let it define them. But we should keep in mind that ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Girlfriends and valentines

Girlfriends and valentines

Like a lot of little boys, most of my girlfriends when I was in grade school had no idea they were even in that category, because like most little boy...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Rememebering Kabul ,,,, coming home

Rememebering Kabul ,,,, coming home

Thursday began badly. For some reason, I woke at 3 a.m. and then heard the clock strike 4 and 5, too. And then 7 came much too quickly. I walk briskly...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Populist anger played to Trump’s advantage

Populist anger played to Trump’s advantage

Those seeking to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon often use the word “populism.” The heyday of populism was the 1890s, when it was an a...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Right to Work wrong

Right to Work wrong

Dear Editor,From “Local representatives weigh in on new legislative session” which was posted 1/6/17:“Right-to-Work legislation is s...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Green Ridge Justice of the Peace

Green Ridge Justice of the Peace

The Justice of the Peace is familiar to many people as the person in a community who could perform marriages and was often sought out by eloping coupl...

February 7th, 2017 |