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There are some interesting similarities between Missouri’s governor and the nation’s president in dealing with COVID-19. Their refusal to wear face masks is the most visible. Both Gov. … more
So fractured is compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law that state health officials — and at least some local governments — are impeding the release of vital information due the public … more
Recently, the governor announced that a ballot measure expanding the state’s Medicaid program will be placed on the Aug. 4 ballot. While ballot initiatives automatically go to the general … more
It’s no secret to any Missourian, the coronavirus has had a devastating effect on our state. From the drastic drops in state revenue to the rising unemployment rate, this virus has hit our … more
(Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register). In July 1969, three American astronauts landed on the moon. It wasn’t just a great technical … more
Each week this column averages a little over 700 words. At times a subject or idea will pop into my head that doesn’t need 700 words to explain. So for this column I decided to break it up into … more
Over the past couple weeks I’ve been monitoring the situation with Owensville and the lack of EMS resources. Did you know that Owensville EMS has furloughed multiple full time … more
As area superintendents continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌navigate‌ ‌this‌ ‌historic‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌health‌ ‌challenge,‌ ‌nothing‌ … more
It was the summer of 1969. I was just 9 years-old. Like most young boys I had two plastic models I had assembled — one of the Saturn Rocket and a second of the Lunar module — just like … more
I had expected limited production from Missouri’s 2020 annual session because of the several weeks lost from the extended spring break to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Indeed, the General … more
To the Editor:   First of all we wish to thank Jimmy Brandon for his well written Letter to the Editor in the May 13 Republican. All of his points were so well articulated and, sadly, … more
Sitting around the dinner table in the fall of 1999, our first born, Jacob was all excited about a character in a book his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hall, was reading in the classroom. Connie … more
To the Editor:   First I want to thank the Democratic Club for picking up trash along Highway 28. That is part of the great American tradition of taking care of local problems … more
To the Editor: After 122 years, the St. John United Church of Christ-Bem picnic is canceled due to the COVID-19. We regret that this must happen. We are looking forward to seeing you August … more
A couple times a year Connie and I will go shopping out of town for items we cannot find locally. When that occasion presents itself I always visit Barnes & Noble, or another book store. With … more
To the Editor: I guess since the newspaper is named the Republican, you feel obligated to promote that viewpoint. I always considered myself a moderate Republican. If you look back at history … more
Looks can be deceiving. Many of us are viewing our world from our windows. We are surrounded by gorgeous, green yards and blooming flowers. But our communities are still reeling from the … more
One thing most of us have in common — white, black, Republican, Democrat, tall, short, rich or poor — is a love of music. It’s no secret, I love music. I love to listen to music. I … more
O’ Doubtful Ginny…so glad to see that you read, have an opinion and express it. Now, kindly point out just where I am not factual…and then, on with Senile Joe. I left out some … more
April 21, while protesters were demonstrating in Jefferson City against precautionary delays in re-opening the economy, our county Democrats Club was out picking up trash along a section of Highway … more
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