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I’m sorry Mr. Witte. I am not Bob McKee. Nor am I Tom Warden, who wrote a weekly column for this page for close to 50 years.If I had a garden and knew how to grow prize-winning tomatoes, I … more
Ongoing fight for voting rights shows how the weeds of aristocracy are alive and well in AmericaAmerica just recently commemorated its birthday, Independence Day, celebrating freedom from the … more
Maybe it’s just a professional preoccupation, but I’ve always been intrigued by why voters cast their ballots as they do. I’ve never made a formal study of it, but have talked with … more
To the Editor: Conservative Missouri Supreme Court judges unanimously agreed: We must help our neighbors in need by expanding Medicaid, something most of us voted for.If your neighbor or caregiver … more
County fairs have always been the opportunity for catching up with old friends and neighbors — some you see regularly and some who you haven’t seen for a while. I grew up outside of Cuba … more
A parade without a marching band is like peanut butter without jelly, Sonny without Cher or Donnie without Marie.That something was missing last Thursday during the Gasconade County Fair Parade … more
The lady told me on the phone that she and her husband wanted to have a shore lunch like they had experienced in Canada, so by golly a shore lunch she was going to have, once I figured out what it … more
I caught a big bass this past week in one of my favorite places.  He was a hefty, hard-fighting largemouth, which I admired and released.  He seemed to be very appreciative as he swum away. … more
Gas, milk, fruit, washing machines, car rentals, hotel rooms – you name it, the price of almost everything has gone up since the beginning of the year. Despite the economy largely reopening … more
Over the past year, we’ve seen the power of the internet in our modern world. Whether it was connecting us to work, school, family and friends, or just a bit of entertainment, the internet … more
Starting this week, many families in Missouri and across the country will begin receiving deposits in your bank account or checks in the mail from the IRS. These payments are an advance of the Child … more
The old whistle lets off some steam. The Veterans of Foreign Wars present the colors. The crowd is silent. Voices sing. Everyone stands with their hats and hands over their hearts, facing the flag. … more
The crawdad is an unusual creature, always looking back where he has been, and going where his isn’t looking. Quite often where he has been appears quite safe and there looms a bass or walleye … more
The Missouri legislature’s recent special session on Medicaid involves a dominant state issue with a long and fascinating history. It begins in 1945 when Pres. Harry Truman called for a national … more
HERMANN — Directors of the Gasconade County Enhanced 911 program this morning (Wednesday) are expected to decide how much the agency will provide to help pay for the Aug. 3 special election on a … more
HERMANN — Tomorrow morning’s mid-year operating budget review session marks a rare event in Gasconade County government: One of the few times in a year all elected officeholders are in the same … more
To the Editor: • Energy greenhorn Hunter Biden is paid millions by a Ukrainian energy firm. • Chelsea Clinton, bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford and doctorate degree in … more
To the Editor: The GCDC (Gasconade County Democrats Club) seems to think that I am at war with them and the TRUTH they claim to possess. In truth my only purpose is to foster an open discussion … more
I wanted to take a minute to inform the public about the recent concerns that myself and/or citizens may have in reference to the increase of individuals roaming our community who may or may not be … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center on Monday released its latest COVID-19 survey on how the pandemic has affected small businesses. This is … more
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