My aunt called yesterday, somewhat distressed. Her championship speech and forensics team, the team she has coached for 16 years, will be kaput next year. Why? Budget cuts to education in Wisconsin.
Dear Editor:On behalf of the Osage Trails District, Boy Scouts of America, let me thank the individuals who contributed generously to the successful Scouting for Food drive, which culminated on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Ronnie Ollison doesn't want to think about what his community would have to do without if the Pettis County road and bridge tax wasn't in place.
Some days it seems like the Kansas and Missouri legislatures are in some sort of arms race to propose and even sometimes pass stupid and unnecessary bills.
Sunshine is a good thing.
Last weekend, Max and I “rearranged” the basement. That means we went through all the things that have found their way to the basement over the past 25 years - 25 years on March 30. Let's just say a lot of “stuff” has...
James Madison could not have foreseen TMZ.
I've heard the rumors over and over again: Hobby Lobby is coming to Sedalia, along with Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Target. Actually, I've been seeing the Hobby Lobby at a much more rabid pace on my friendly neighborhood social media...
By the last years of the 19th century, the veterans of the Civil War had grown old; many had already passed. The remaining veterans hosted reunions; their descendants erected monuments to the fallen soldiers and formed lineage societies recognizing...
Yesterday, I heard some good news, for a change, about Ferguson. I read that the municipal judge and the prosecutor resigned, and that the Missouri Supreme Court had appointed Roy Richter to hear Ferguson municipal cases.
Jimmy Longnecker doesn't have time for a defeatist attitude. He is much too busy for that kind of nonsense.
To reach the age of 103 is a significant milestone, but to also have more than 59 million alumnae and 3.2 million members – well that's amazing to say the least.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show began as an exhibit about the American West that featured cowboys, stagecoaches, Indians, buffalo, and horses. In 1892, the show changed its focus. The cowboys and Indians still performed, but the Congress of Rough...
Daylight saving time wasn't invented by a legislative body, a think tank or a committee.
Missouri is still in an upheaval following the tragic death of State Auditor Tom Schweich. And, frankly, I think the state of politics in this state should be in an upheaval.
I swear I heard a cardinal today. The sun was shining, and though the temperature was lower than chilly, I felt spring. It put a lightness in my step and a smile on my face, even though a dastardly cold has brought me down over the past few days. I...
This year's Missouri State Fair will be the eighth that Kari Mergen has worked as part of the fair's marketing team, but it will be her first running the department.
You've probably heard a lot about “Net Neutrality” and as the resident guy who occasionally writes about the Internet and stuff, it's a topic of great interest to me.
William F. Cody, better known as “Buffalo Bill” because of his ability to shoot bison, started his Wild West Show in 1883 in Omaha, Neb. The frontier had passed the East and much of the Midwest, and people were interested in seeing...
It won't be a popular stand, but I have to put this out there: Missouri simply has too many Tigers.
For some reason, as a youngster I was a political junkie. My piano teacher and her civics teacher husband debated if I would major in music or political science in college.Yes. I am a political junkie.
It's hard to believe that February is over! It seems just days ago that I moved the calendar to “2015,” but this Sunday is March 1, and spring but three weeks away. Much of the past two months, we've spent evenings in front of...