There are five candidates for state auditor, but the race has boiled down to incumbent Democrat Nicole Galloway and Republican Saundra McDowell. The other candidates are Libertarian Sean O’Toole, Green Party’s Don Fitz and Jacob Luetkemeyer of the Constitution Party.
onfusion abounds in the upcoming election. It is not only the amendments and propositions on the ballot, but one of the most confusing is the General Assembly House districts. People have lost track of which House district they live in.
President Donald Trump is a cheerleader in the blame game for the unrest in the country and his main target is Big Media, which includes major newspapers and television. Since he uses social media, he isn’t that critical of the internet.
We thought we had experienced just about all there is in the newspaper business, but the disappearance of about 1,200 St. Clair Missourians at the post office there last week is a puzzle that has yet to be solved.
We have all known for some time that something has to be done about South Point Elementary School, which is in need of major repairs or replacement. School officials and board members have known for years that the school needs to be replaced.
Officials have issued a stern warning about trespassing on the new unfinished Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington. The state said violators likely will face prosecution.
Every now and then Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill distances herself from the radical element in her party. She did vote “no” on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, but she is against party radicals who want to impeach the judge.
Call it the Clinton legacy or a toxic disease, the liberal, fanatical left can’t get over the Hillary presidential defeat or the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. The radical left plans to continue to attack Justice Kavanaugh and make life miserable for him.
Another well-deserved honor has come to Dale Gildehaus, head football coach at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School. A humble man and a keen molder of young men, when the call came that he will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, he said it “brought tears to my eyes.”
One of the many things that is difficult to understand is Americans’ dumbness in American history. This has been a growing situation as America ages. It has reached the point that a new approach to teaching history should be considered. We don’t know the answer to unlock minds regarding Amer…
There have been few times in our nation’s history that could match the extreme disgust there is in our federal government after what happened last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Quote of the week: “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
This is the era of false claims in hopes of a fast buck. What is a valid claim can be difficult to discern, especially since so many of the incidents happened many years ago.
One of the main responsibilities of government is to protect the people in the various jurisdictions in our governmental framework. Protecting the general public has become one of the most expensive items in governmental budgets. It is an expense that is growing.
Quote of the week: “Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone.” – John McCain
Quote of the week: “There are always greater fish than you have caught, always the lure of greater task and achievement, always the inspiration to seek, to endure, to find, always the beauty of the lonely stream and open sea; always the glory and dream of nature.” – Zane Grey
Wannabe millionaires have acted on an idea and after working hard at developing it, they were successful. Usually, they endured some setbacks en route to success. They persevered and became wealthy.
Newspaper reader surveys often tell us what we already know. The National Newspaper Association conducted a readership survey and it found that 90 percent of the readers said their community newspaper keeps them informed.
It’s more noticeable in the summer months because people are outside, walking, working on their lawns or flowers, or sitting on their decks. We are writing about the noise from vehicles, especially motorcycles. They are violating a municipal law — unnecessary noise or peace disturbance.
When two industries in Washington decide to move their headquarters here, that’s good news. When the two industries make announcements of intended headquarters moves here almost back to back, that’s unusual, and may be a first for the city.
It is amazing how so many activities slow down during the week of the annual Washington Town & Country Fair. It is a bit unsettling to some people, but for most Fair time is a welcomed relief from what we hear called the routine of life.