Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:27:11 EST 1800 Irish-American life in 1900s Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50407199/Irish-American-life-in-1900s-Sedalia Geographer Russell Gerlach identifies the majority of Pettis County residents in the late 19th century as descendants of Old Stock English settlers from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, or as descendants of German or Irish... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:22:14 EST Kansas City has ‘sportsball fever’ http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50406323/Kansas-City-has-sportsball-fever Have you caught the sportsball fever? Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:11:09 EST Stevenson should see homes firsthand http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50383092/Stevenson-should-see-homes-firsthand Dear Editor: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:58:19 EST What’s in a name? History http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50387270/Whats-in-a-name-History As Smith-Cotton students were cleaning up the stream known as Sewer Branch in 2012, they decided to make a stink and push for a change to the body's original name, Pearl River. Two years later, governmental gears have turned in their... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:41:08 EST Defending inspection issue stance http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50365467/Defending-inspection-issue-stance Dear Editor: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:25:07 EST Cursive handwriting a dying art form http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50365637/Cursive-handwriting-a-dying-art-form Dear Editor:In her Sept. 20/21 column, Rose Nolen bemoaned the passing of handwriting instruction in our schools. I share her concerns. Sadly, the Sedalia school system is among those that no longer teach cursive. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:52:07 EST Martin Paige: ‘good man, heroic soldier’ http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50365920/Martin-Paige:-good-man-heroic-soldier Historians understand that reading a biography involves analyzing both the text, or what is actually written, as well as the subtext, that body of ideas implied but not stated by the writer. The biography of Martin V.B. Paige presented in the Portrait... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:51:27 EST A chance to own a piece of Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50365882/A-chance-to-own-a-piece-of-Sedalia The Rotary Club of Sedalia strives to do good things for the community. They regularly give generous donations to programs like the Community Santa Campaign, organizations like the Children's Therapy Center and projects like the Canon Center for... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:51:26 EST A special note to Jennie Jaynes http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50346825/A-special-note-to-Jennie-Jaynes Jennie Jaynes Stadium has been tagged by a graffiti artist with a sentimental heart. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:08 EST Not all change is for the better http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50346104/Not-all-change-is-for-the-better I'm glad I don't have any grandchildren. I was thinking that, when I was listening to some friends talk about their school lessons. I was amazed that the parents were content to go along with the teachers as they attempted to drag the... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:38:24 EST Monsees’ death a loss for all Sedalians http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50345375/Monsees-death-a-loss-for-all-Sedalians It is with sadness that we mark the passing of former Ward 2 City Councilwoman Wanda Monsees. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:11 EST MU System touches all communities http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50345717/MU-System-touches-all-communities Dear Editor: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:10 EST Stevenson wrong on rental inspections http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50345335/Stevenson-wrong-on-rental-inspections Dear Editor:Yes Sir!! Here we go again. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:39:08 EST Health care loans a good start http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50323721/Health-care-loans-a-good-start It's not uncommon to carry a whole lot of debt. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:21:19 EST Remembering a self-made man http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50323779/Remembering-a-self-made-man The self-made man, one who rose from poverty to riches, came to be a popular hero in the late 19th century. Glorified in fiction by Horatio Alger and parodied by Mark Twain, the young man who demonstrated a strong work ethic and remarkable honesty... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:06:09 EST Lincoln cheerleaders excited for the big city http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50303554/Lincoln-cheerleaders-excited-for-the-big-city LINCOLN — Brooklyn Johnson hasn't traveled much in her young life. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:58:18 EST ‘Pink Caboose’ plan a win-win http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50277880/Pink-Caboose-plan-a-win-win Dear Editor: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:29:10 EST Goodell reaction too little, too late http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50304304/Goodell-reaction-too-little-too-late National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote his own pink slip with his inexcusable handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:13:07 EST Interracial, gay marriages similar http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50303571/Interracial-gay-marriages-similar I have good friends on both sides of the issue of same-sex marriage. All of them are Christians. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:46:13 EST Former Sedalian loses fortune, has to go to work http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50283326/Former-Sedalian-loses-fortune-has-to-go-to-work During the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, inventors, investors and entrepreneurs such as Edison, Morgan, Vanderbuilt and Westinghouse made fortunes. Some passed their wealth on to family members. Others lost their... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:02:10 EST