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Many often remember an encounter with someone they’ve known for a long time. My first meeting with Mr. Charles Feagan occurred upon arrival at Owens- ville High School in the early 60’s as a … more
Brutal. Miserable. Those were a couple of words (among others) used to describe the recent Arctic blast. As farmers and ranchers, we know dealing with the elements is part of the job, but that … more
I fell and broke my wrist on Feb. 10. The ambulance took me to the emer- gency room at Hermann Area District Hospital. I ended up having surgery on Feb. 18. They did not have any beds at either of … more
A global pandemic illustrates how agriculture impacts our lives now more than ever. Thanks to farmers in Missouri and around the world, consumers have food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter … more
We had to skip the Grizzled Old Outdoorsman’s swap meet last year because of the Chinese virus, but for about ten years before, we had held it in late March at a church gym in Brighton, … more
I hate to admit it but it’s true. France is the world leader, producing 93 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources. They do all this at half the cost of electricity than their neighbor … more
The pressure on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to mount. The powerful media interests that had formerly heaped praise on him are now clamoring for his resignation. Will he survive? I don’t … more
Every February since 1976, America has come together to celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of African Americans to our nation and its history. It was originally just a one-week … more
Late February in Missouri is cold, as in negative-temperatures-in-the-evening cold. The recent cold snap has made calving season especially difficult for farmers and ranchers, many of whom have had … more
I read the article in the Unterrified Democrat a few weeks ago that was covering the Road and Bridge’s five-year plan for the county. To be quite frank, after reading it over a few times and … more
To the Editor: As our nation’s problems go unattended week after week, they continue to fester and grow. On the rare occasion that senators and representatives take a break from shouting … more
To the Editor: There has been much discussion in the news about the minimum wage aspect of the Stimulus. However, I have not heard much about two items. First, is the question — who should be … more
To the Editor: After reading the opinion about wind and solar, and hearing the same ideas parroted by the right-wing media for a while now, I just think we all need to stop and think a … more
Officials with the Missour State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Transportation are looking at a ways to reduce the disturbing trend of increased traffic fatalities which occurred … more
Earlier this week, extreme weather caused power outages for much of the central United States. Bitter cold led to increased demand for electricity while also forcing significant portions of electric … more
Missouri history provides a fascinating contrast to the U.S. House vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Georgia, from committee assignments. Unlike Greene, similar disciplinary actions in … more
I don’t want to make anyone real awful mad here but I can’t tell you the name of one politician that I would want to go fishing with.  The whole bunch of them seems a sorry lot to me … more
Our new President Joe Biden and his administration believes that renewables — electricity produced from wind and solar — are the magical solution for our energy needs that will save the … more
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the hot seat. In late January, New York Attorney General Tish James, a Democrat who Cuomo supported in her 2018 race for AG, issued a report accusing Cuomo of … more
Presidents’ Day was originally created to observe the birthdays of two of our nation’s greatest Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. And while it is now more of a holiday to … more
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