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Dear Editor: Has anyone noticed the mountain growing behind Menards? Wonder how tall it is? You can see semi trucks driving on top of it. Wonder what they are dumping? We have seen as many … more
As a boy I thought I was invulnerable, like Superman. I even wore a cape made out of one of mom’s towels, which gave me the false courage that allowed me to jump off of a high building. more
The leaves in my yard keep piling up. Last week, during the wonderful weather, I worked on cleaning up my yard. I fired up the lawnmower and got to work. This is the first of several times I will be … more
After retired livery stable operator and horseman R.O. Harris shot real estate agent Damon L Porter in the back on July 1, 1915, both men went to their homes. more
Ever since the election, my mind has been racing around who we have become as a nation. Not so much about who has been elected, but how people react to situations. more
Growing up, my mother had a huge influence on my political views. She watched the nightly news programs out of Chicago and kept up with current issues. more
I’m not sure we will know who the President is when this essay goes to print. I’m not sure if we’ll know by December. more
The election is over. The virus is still with us, though conspiracy theorists said it would disappear after Nov. 3. more
I found Willie Ross’s guest column in the Oct. 21 edition of the Democrat, about growing up Jewish in Sedalia, very interesting. more
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What is there to say? As I sat down with a fountain pen and paper in hand to sketch out a few ideas, words were slow at arriving. more
On July 1, 1915, the Sedalia Weekly Democrat reported that Damon Porter, vice-president of Porter Real Estate at 112 W. Fourth St., was walking from his business to his home at 420 S. Osage Ave. at about 10 a.m. on Thursday to bring his wife Edith the morning St. Louis newspaper when he was shot in the back. more
I’m writing this on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. At this time, I have no idea who will win the Presidential election. more
Dear Editor: Earlier this month my letter appeared here in which I criticized the way the city was shooting in the grades on certain of the ADA accessible sidewalk crossings. I had to replant … more
Dear Editor: I read with interest the opinion of Doug Kneibert in Saturday’s paper, and I agree with some of what he said about former Vice President Joe Biden. It occurs to me however that … more
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I learned about Daylight Saving Time from my cousin Steve – who eventually became the chair and executive director of the national Libertarian party – from St. Louis. more
The year 2020 is not going to be one that I will write fondly about, and I doubt I am alone in saying I hope it ends better than it started. more
James Bryant landed a regular gig on national TV on “a wing and prayer, and some luck.” Bryant, a Smithton native who lived in the Lake of the Ozarks area for two decades before … more
What is a Christian to think or do when it comes to an election like we are facing in America? If you are anything like me you will be glad when it is finally over and the results are in. I’ve already voted and feel confident about my choices. How about you? Will you get out and vote thereby letting your conviction count? It is our distinct privilege in America to vote our conscience and conviction. more
During the 19th century, much of society was guided by the idea that those who had been blessed with intelligence, skills, or social status were obligated to use their skills and position to better … more
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