This is supposed to be a time to celebrate the 50th year that East Central College has been in existence. There’s not much to celebrate with the unrest that currently prevails and the accusations that are being fired at the board and the president.
In our long journalistic career, we have never had a governor who garnered newspaper headlines like Eric Greitens. Of course, we never in the history of Missouri had a governor the likes of Greitens to our knowledge.
We were in a discussion recently about nicknames. They are nearly as common as the air we breathe. Some match the person they are assigned to. Others are a bit nasty and insulting. They can be amusing and life-lasting.
As the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Each year at this time we are reminded of that second certainty. Tax Day is sure to bring stress and frustration as Americans attempt to navigate our complicated and outdated tax code, but this year is different. Tax Day 2…
Barbara Bush, former First Lady, who died Tuesday, had her priorities in order: She was a devoted wife to President George Herbert Walker Bush; a loving mother to her children; always put her family first; never wavered in her respect for this country and its patriotic values; set an excelle…
We knew for several years that Fire Chief Bill Halmich was considering retirement as chief of the Washington Volunteer Fire Company. So it was no surprise when it came through a letter dated April 16 to the mayor and members of the city council.
Before it ever played an official league game in the Archdiocesan Athletic Association, the Helias Crusaders had a case of buyer’s remorse and decided to leave the league a few weeks back.
Some Missourian readers surely have heard of Ray Hartmann, publisher of the St. Louis magazine, and a regular on Channel 9’s “Donnybrook.” We’ve known Hartmann for a long time. He founded the Riverfront Times in St. Louis and we used to print that newspaper, which he sold some time ago. The…
Never take for granted your driving privilege — it is a freedom that when lost is one of the unbearable issues you try to live with, especially seniors. For so many years, a vehicle was at your beck and call, and to be banned from the streets and highways makes one a discriminated four-wheel…
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Jim Scanlan, the father of football at Washington High School. He was an outstanding coach, dedicated teacher of the sport, who compiled one of the best records in the state, and who is referred to in legendary terms at the school.
Historically, voter turnout in April elections is light, except when there are many races, or when there are bond issues, tax hikes, or tax renewal, proposals on ballots. There aren’t that many races April 3 and sometimes even the tax issues don’t bring out the voters.
Every week in the year — so it seems — is dedicated to some cause, and because they come around so often, the importance of some of them can be overlooked. We are ending Sunshine Week and it has never been more important. Secrecy by government is at a high level.
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.