By now most Americans understand the school shooting menace can happen anywhere, anytime. Washington School District residents became keenly aware of this last week when classes were dismissed after a former district employee made comments that he was going “to do a lot of shooting.”
Sixty-five years is a long time to hold a grudge. The newspaper headlines say there has been a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, which says it wants to talk with the United States. We assume China has something to do with the thawing.
Washington voters have an obligation to Franklin County. As responsible citizens of both entities, we have always met our obligations by supporting them even if it’s a pocketbook issue.
This year is my ninth professional year in media. I’ve been on “social media” since it really was a sort of virtual yearbook to get to know classmates in college. You had to have a college email to even sign up.
Probably more than a few Washingtonians were surprised when a planning firm announced that the results of a study that it made indicated the city could use another hotel/motel and small convention center.
We have admired Sen. Claire McCaskill for most of her political career. We don’t agree with her on some issues, such as abortion, and some of the other matters that her political party champions.
No one by now should be surprised by the odoriferous air that blows in the White House. President Donald Trump needs to look into buying in bulk air fresheners to do something about the stench.
We have listened to State of the Union addresses by American presidents for so many years and we can tell you very few have been overwhelmingly inspiring. A number of presidents have had better speechwriters than others.
Coming off the heels of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America’s annual ballot submissions, four new member joined the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame last week.
“I teach kids to shoot guns,” Greg Aholt, owner of the Quail Creek Game Farm, said to me Saturday. Raising his eyebrows, “even big kids,” he added with a smile.
There are political junkies who also are presidential junkies. There’s a book titled “The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia” that was published before Obama and Trump became president. The author is Noah McCullough, a youth at the time of authoring the book, who did considerable research.
That’s the name of a book that strikes a funny or serious or whatever vein in its readers. It’s not a new book. It was published eight or so years ago. The author is Leland Gregory, who also wrote “Stupid History.”
I’ve heard people say that you’re lucky if you have a good boss. And while I’m still young(ish) in my working life, I’ve been extremely lucky to have some of the best bosses one can imagine.
Jake Schultz, Villa Ridge, is assigned to one of the most unusual duties in the Army. He is a mule skinner, or driver of a team of mules for the Horse Cavalry Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. The mules and old military wagon advertise the Army in parades and at oth…
As promised by President Donald Trump, the U.S. plans to cut its funding for the United Nations. The move came after the U.N. General Assembly voted to declare the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “null and void.”
Christmas music is something people seem to love or hate. They either turn it on as soon as the radio stations begin playing it in November or whine about how much they hate the beautiful music that floats on the airwaves during one month (OK 1 1/2 months) of the year.
The April 2018 election in Franklin County is shaping up as one with a larger-than-normal number of tax hike proposals, plus the usual municipal, school and other taxing entities board positions on the ballots.
It’s Sunday morning and Notebook time. All is quiet at the The Missourian. What to write about? Then it hit me. The Good Wife, while reading the Sunday Post-Dispatach, said: “You have to read Bill McClellan. He thinks Claire McCaskill should run for president.”
While it’s still very early in the basketball season, any way you look at it, some good teams are going to go home before the Class 4 District 6 girls basketball tournament concludes at Union High School in early March.