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Our state’s history found a new home. Saturday, there was ribbon cutting for a new building for our State Historical Society. MU president Mon Choi said we’ve waited 121 years for the … more
Gun violence has always been a part of my life. I had a friend shot and killed in high school and a cousin shot as a bystander to a drug deal gone wrong. Others that I have known have been … more
In response to Denise Warden’s commentary on Democrats I have decided to try to respond with love and good intentions only. Love, because there is just too much hate going around in this … more
Some family farms have been feeding our neighbors for more than 100 years, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Farmers markets stimulate local economies, increase access … more
To the Editor: The Gasconade County Fair parade offered an interesting glimpse into the political landscape that is dominating the news and mood across our country. I walked with the … more
Here is a quote for you: “America represents something universal in the human spirit.”  President Ronald Reagan is quoted as saying he received a letter from a man who said, … more
Farmers face new challenges from new directions. Old problems grow bigger. Local markets face global influence. Answers that used to work, need updating. Think of changes this year. Weather … more
We’ve been told by Democrats for decades now that basically all Republicans are racists. Every Republican president in my lifetime has been called a racist at one time. Maybe I’m … more
Science doesn’t stand still. Scientists continue digging deeper into all subjects, bringing refinements. This applies to farming as much as to any of the hard sciences. Farmers learned long … more
In the beginning I was not a big fan of short messaging services (SMS). I saw it as an inefficient use of time to disseminate news. When I wanted to communicate with another individual I found the … more
 We have 4,250,000 mouths to feed in Missouri this winter. More or less, that’s all the cattle — cows and calves, beef and dairy — in the USDA Ag Census. Missouri was No. 2 … more
To the Editor: On July 4th I viewed the new Memorial for our great veterans in Hermann, Mo. I was touched and proud to see it surrounded with our great country’s flag. Our country is … more
To the Publisher: This newspaper’s editorial focusing on the children’s story “Horton Hears a Who” started down the trail of political conflict that is tearing at our … more
The post commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars reads these words at the service for all our veterans when they reach their final resting place: The red of our country’s flag was made … more
To the Publisher: I agree with your premise that everyone is a person who should be treated with respect. I strongly disagree that it is only “liberals” who are being intolerant. … more
University of Missouri field day season started with two one-day events at MU Bradford Farm, Columbia. Field days translate research, both old and new, into terms farmers need and understand. An … more
Two items received this week detail efforts to improve broadband internet services in rural Missouri. The first, from the Meramec Regional Planning Commission, details some of the statistics and … more
A constant mantra of those who are trying to sell us on socialism is that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just the rich. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is one who is … more
To the Editor: It was with great interest that I read, “A pro choice view of abortion,” attributed to the Gasconade County Democrat Club (GCDC), collectively. I was surprised to see … more
Today is July 4; in America, it is Independence Day. The nominal birthday of my home. I’m not proud to be American. I’m thankful to be American. I was raised to believe in … more
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