Houses save memories

Houses save memories

One day as my wife and I drove home, we noticed an old country house that we had watched deteriorate over the years had finally succumbed to the ravag...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


It’s important to listen to what others say

It’s important to listen to what others say

Shouting in protest is usually the result of someone stating their objections or attempting to address an issue in a rational manner, but having those...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Speak clearly and directly

Speak clearly and directly

Since Emily was in middle school, I’ve noticed that young women use a speech pattern I call the “perpetual question.” I know youR...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Homecoming brings alums, district together again

Homecoming brings alums, district together again

Homecoming is our annual celebration of the bond between the Sedalia community and our school district.Each year, Smith-Cotton High School alumni gath...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Honoring our veterans

Each November, Crossroads Hospice makes a special effort to honor Veterans for their sacrifices and commitment to protecting our freedoms.But this yea...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


A bad day for Missouri?

Kyle Garner is a Democrat running against Nathan Beard in the 52nd District of the House of Representatives. As a Democrat his views are not surprisin...

September 21st, 2016 |  


More confusing testimony at the Coroner’s Inquest

More confusing testimony at the Coroner’s Inquest

After Andrew Thompson died of wounds inflicted by Ivan McKay in a gun fight on West Main Street in early October 1927, McKay admitted his guilt. He to...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Exercise your right to vote

Exercise your right to vote

On my 18th birthday I was seeing Alice Cooper at the Pepsi Grandstand at the Missouri State Fair. Just a few days later I would register to vote in th...

September 20th, 2016 |  


A bad day for Missouri

A bad day for Missouri

The people of Missouri just had a very bad day. It started off with the top lobbyist for the top donor in Missouri being allowed by Republicans to spe...

September 16th, 2016 |  


It’s high time Sedalia had a Community Center

It’s high time Sedalia had a Community Center

This past Monday, I attended a meeting where Mark Hewett, the head of the Parks and Rec Board here in Sedalia, detailed the Board’s dream for bu...

September 16th, 2016 |