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If everything seems heavier, if you have grown weary, distant and disillusioned, know that you are not alone. more
Once upon a time, there was a woman with a garden. more
My mother told the story of an election night gathering in the 1950s. My parents were the only two people there who had voted for Eisenhower, and Mother said they tried unsuccessfully to become invisible as the night wore on.  more
As we all know, Joe Biden has said some amazing things. But on Oct. 9, at a rally in Las Vegas, he said something truly shocking, and this crusty old editor isn’t easily shocked. more
In Sedalia’s early years, the office of mayor was held by many men who served the one-year term. Most then retired from public office and returned to life as private citizens. more
It is difficult to explain a situation, good or bad, to a person who has never actually experienced it. more
I was born in Sedalia in 1937. There were about 100 Jews. Many were extended family, cousins of my mother; they all arrived from Russia in 1904 and ended up in Sedalia — my Mother was 6 years old at the time. more
One of the key things Bethany Szolga has learned in her 16 years as a military spouse is the need to be flexible. more
I was 665 words into this weekend’s column when I decided to check the news. more
The unsettling summer has ended, and in Pettis County, we still grapple with the fact that a young woman was shot and killed by one of our deputies. The sheriff asked that the Highway Patrol investigate, and the Patrol gave the results to the County prosecutor. He then asked that an independent prosecutor evaluate the evidence and determine whether charges should be filed against the deputy. more
To say that I’m badly misplaced in the Age of Technology would be a major understatement. more
Julian Bagby was popular enough to be elected to several terms as mayor; he served from 1936 through 1941, from 1946 through 1949, and from 1954 through 1957. He was also controversial enough that one campaign against him carried the slogan “Let’s bag Bagby before he bags Sedalia.” more
We really don’t understand until we have been there. That is where you’ll find yourself as you read on today. more
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