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Elvis Presley fanatics only need to take a short one-day journey to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., to realize their dreams. For a newspaperman/printer like myself, the ultimate pilgrimage is not … more
With more than 60 bills finally signed into law and taking effect last month, the Missouri General Assembly returned to the Missouri State Capitol on Sept. 13 for the annual veto session. During … more
More than 60 bills passed through the Missouri General Assembly this year, and after receiving the signature from Missouri Governor Mike Parson, those bills have now become law, effective Aug. 28. … more
When being discharged from the hospital after a severe illness or injury, most seniors prefer to return home and receive home healthcare. However, Medicare’s ongoing cuts to the home … more
COLUMBIA — During drought, plants and livestock suffer. So do farmers. Life in rural America can be rough, especially when weather-related events such as drought and flood put crops and … more
I’m not sure how much work 80-year-old President Joe Biden gets done — with more downtime than any of our previous commanders in chief — but his administration has been working … more
Despite recent widespread rains bringing some much-needed relief, Missouri is still suffering under serious drought conditions. According to the Missouri Drought Assessment Committee, nearly 92% of … more
“With the release of the 2023 WOTUS Rule, the EPA continues to play games with farmers, ranchers and private property owners. In May, the Supreme Court issued a harsh rebuke of EPA but it seems … more
Dozens of new laws are set to take effect at the end of August, with the work of the Missouri Legislature in the 2023 legislative session finally coming to fruition. Several new laws and … more
My childhood was in the 1960s and 70s. I spent much of that time playing outside in the dirt with my faithful dog, King. My kid sister, Denise and I built a tree house in a vacant lot behind our … more
Missouri’s history offers a stark contrast to the limited criticism by Republican members of Congress to Donald Trump’s criminal charges. The defenses by Republican officials to … more
Missouri campaign finance laws exist so voters know who is involved in and supports a campaign, as well as how the campaign spends its money. Ballot measures, candidates and committees are … more
True patriots of this country must ask themselves, who is the strongest, most knowledgeable person to fix the innumerable disasters the Biden administration has caused? Biden’s killing of … more
S anctuary cities, counties, and states and communities calling for their police force to be defunded are witnessing their dreams come true. And those pursuits are coming back to bite them in the … more
To the Editor: The weather looks a lot like our politics these days…it dominates the news with its extremism. We have broad and prolonged heat waves globally, malaria carrying … more
To the Editor: At my age, I do not have contact with or knowledge of what is being taught in the Owensville schools and I hope this letter does not apply to our local schools. As a taxpayer … more
My whole family gets excited when the calendar reaches mid-August. Like many kids who are involved in agriculture, the State Fair brings both a healthy spirit of competition and pride when their work … more
E ach week I include a quote at the bottom of our front page — different for each of our three newspapers. While searching for an appropriate quote for last week’s publications, I … more
More than 60 new laws passed during the 2023 legislative session will take effect at the end of the month, having received Governor Mike Parson’s signature in July. Here is a look at some of … more
There are some problems this time of year for an outdoorsman who takes to the woods. It is the beginning of a more aggressive situation with copperheads due to the heat and skin-shedding time. And … more
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