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The air is full of political talk. You can’t escape it. It comes at us from all directions. Nasty words are being flung about by many candidates. Political endorsements are made. Money is being spent on campaigns that could be better used for other purposes.
The Franklin County Area United Way has created a junior board. It’s a really good idea for many reasons.
Every generation in sports has its All-Stars, its superstars, its Hall of Famers.
If we had 12 deaths from a particular cause since the beginning of the year in Franklin County, it would be alarming — there would be an all-out effort to try to end the epidemic.
To The Editor:
No matter how you opt to exercise your constitutional right to defend yourself, a bill on Gov. Nixon’s desk that I have been happy to champion would provide citizens with a wide range of self-defense options if the governor signs it into law.
In nearly every crime there are lessons to be learned by law enforcement officers. The experience gained can be useful in solving other crimes or preventing one from happening.
It’s not winter, but RAAM is coming.
Mayor Sandy Lucy of Washington was overwhelmed with pride after attending the meeting of the highway commission in Kansas City last week. That was the meeting in which the commissioners approved the contract to build the new bridge on Highway 47 over the Missouri River at Washington. Several of the commissioners complimented the Washington contingent on the city’s civic spirit. They remembered when the commission met in Washington several years ago. They remember the “Pennies for the Bridge” campaign, headed by the late Rosemary Hirschl. About $1,600 in pennies was given to the commission by schoolchildren, who collected the pennies.
It was no surprise that Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic nomination for president going into the national convention. Her chief opponent and antagonizer, Bernie Sanders, hasn’t quit and says he will fight her at the convention. Has he changed his mind due to the pressure put on him?
It didn’t end in a championship.
Talk about getting a bus to transport people up the hills from Front Street to Main, Second and Elm streets, and other points of interest, has been going on ad nauseam in Washington.
Several words hit home at one of the commencement programs we attended recently. The words would have been appropriate many years ago — at any commencement. Whether they sunk in with the graduates, we don’t know.
Welcome to the land of American Legion baseball.
The Washington City Council has agreed to allocate funds to improve the gravel parking lot just east of Rennick Riverfront Park, along the river. This would be a great improvement to the riverfront.
When Memorial Day rolls around every year, most veterans’ thoughts go back to their days and years in the military. There are good memories and bad ones.
The NFL is corrupt.
More people are being shot today by police — at least it seems that way. We don’t have statistics at hand to compare, say, to 10 to 20 years ago.
Is it just a passing fad or are beards on men a permanent facial accessory? The beard-growing by men has entered all walks of life in America. Why the beard-growing?
Can a good thing become a bad thing?
With the 2016 regular session of the Missouri General Assembly just ended, groans and cheers are heard about legislation that failed or passed. But most of all is heard about the caliber of people who serve in public office.
May 8 was V-E Day. It chiefly was ignored, even by the media. If you lived in the early 1940s, the memory of V-E Day lingers, never to be forgotten.
It’s been a rough year for the university and the athletic department at Mizzou.
Here’s an interesting question, along with thoughts: Suppose Donald Trump had run for president on the Democratic ticket? Is he really as liberal as most Democrats? Is that just a Republican mask he is wearing?
The campus protests last fall at the University of Missouri - Columbia undoubtedly are one of the reasons for a drop in expected enrollment this coming fall. Another reason is that high schools are graduating fewer students due to a general dip in senior class sizes. The enrollment rates are beginning to level off in institutions of higher learning, even at community colleges. The same is true at high schools.
If you’re reading this sports section, it’s highly likely you know all you need to know about the Cardinals and Blues.
It may have been the first Military Ball in Washington’s history. There is no question it was the first ever that involved the Navy Junior ROTC program that serves both Washington High School and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School. The event Saturday night at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall was hosted by the Washington NJROTC Boosters, an organization that includes parents of the young men and women in the program.
Franklin County’s population growth is puzzling since it is showing a downward trend since 2000. Before that, the county was showing steady growth with a high of 29 percent in the 1980 census.
I went in to the Scottrade Center Monday hoping for the best, expecting the worst.
Is Washington big enough for two youth football leagues?
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders condemns big business and says if elected president he would tax them much more to pay for such items as a free college education for everybody. He never talks about where, if college education is free, and we have many more college graduates, are they going to find jobs? College graduates today have trouble finding jobs in their chosen fields.
Missouri State in Springfield would love to topple the University of Missouri at Columbia and become No. 1 in the state’s circle of public institutions of higher learning.
Well, it’s that time of year again.
More than just fire department officials are bewildered by the results of the three-issue fire district proposal that was on the ballot last week Tuesday.
I’m not sure if you heard it or not, but there was a collective sigh of relief shortly after noon Sunday — baseball is back.
Because it’s such a spectacle, the NCAA Final Four college basketball event, and the talent on the court, it’s the time of the year when talk is heard that college athletes should be paid or should not be paid. The debate has no end.
It can seat the full population of any community in Franklin County.
If anybody assumes that Hillary Clinton will get the majority of the women’s vote because she is one of them, you are wrong, according to what this writer has learned.
In every election for state offices, there are names on the ballot that are unknowns. That prompts the question of why did they file, because they have no chance of winning.
You can’t escape March Madness. It’s like October and the World Series. People talk about the games, the players, the schools. It’s when the smaller schools have a chance to knock off the big universities. Underdogs have their day and even if victory eludes them, they are in the Big Dance.
The Lions Club certainly was deserving to receive The Missourian’s Washingtonian Award. The 77-year-old club has been at the forefront of civic organizations in Washington so long that one wonders what5 the community would be like without the Lions.
Exactly 22 years ago today, the Missourian published accounts of the Owensville Dutchgirls finishing fourth in the Class 3A girls basketball state tournament.
One of the eye-openers in looking over the results of the presidential preference primary election in Franklin County was that 70.10 percent of the voters who showed up at the polls last week Tuesday asked for a Republican ballot. That can be interpreted several ways.
There is a certain charm to this place.
After the presidential preference primary initial returns were reported for Missouri, we heard “it was too close to call.” It was close with Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders on the Democratic ticket, and Donald Trump edging Ted Cruz.
I can’t remember a time when Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant weren’t at the top of their respective professions.
People are bombarded with requests for donations from so many organizations that it makes an individual’s head swirl. The situation calls for setting priorities in giving, which most people do.
The Washington City Council tabled a proposed raise for municipal officials, and has formed a committee to look deeper into the matter. That was the smart thing to do.
Next season starts today.
We don’t normally venture into St. Louis City and County very often in this column except when Franklin County is involved. Our county was mentioned as a possible participant in the St. Louis Zoo’s proposal to form a taxing district if the Zoo would be successful in acquiring Grant’s Farm. Zoo officials even visited with the county commission and conducted a telephone survey to get a sense of how the people in this county feel about it.