I don’t love winter. The cold temperatures, getting colds in general and snow just don’t top my “love” list. But I do love the feelings of generosity and caring for others that tend to be abundant around the holidays.
Whenever incidents come to light about the current sexual behavior by men in the public eye, which have brought them down from their high perches, scores of women come forward with their stories of what happened to them. Most are believable, but the media has to have its guard up because the…
Spending two weeks in a pit with 200 poisonous snakes and an alligator sounds like a rough way to earn a living, but that is exactly what Dutch Dunnell did in 1962.
It is a fact that increases in population result in more crime. It has happened in Franklin County. It’s probably true that increases in population also mean more illegal drug use and more people are saved from overdose deaths by Narcan.
Investigations. That seems to be the battle cry in Washington, D.C., and from one end of the country to the other, or sea to sea. Would Congress get more done if it didn’t have to investigate then investigate those who investigated?
There was a time in American history when sexual indiscretions and outright acts that bordered on criminal against women were spoken of softly, whispered or gently expressed — sotto voce. And were ignored by the press.
When you have to write a column each week, suddenly, you’re always scouting for ideas. Could this be a column? Could that? How much trouble would such-and-such a topic get me in (No one likes hate mail)? Is it worth it?
A major industry that is having troubled times is the National Football League (NFL). Attendance is down for some of the teams and interest overall in pro football seems for many to be waning.
I’m not super sentimental or nostalgic. I’m the person who throws most things away because “you can’t keep everything.” But if you’re reading this Wednesday, Nov. 15 — today you get a bit of sentimentality. You see, today is my son’s 11th birthday.
The advances in communication are remarkable. However, we are old school and we aren’t an active participant in all the bells, whistles, buttons and keyboards of the electronic age.
The Southwest Airliner from Baltimore, Md., was on time Saturday at 8 p.m. Inside Terminal 2 at Lambert St. Louis International Airport anxious family members, many with welcome home signs, and other greetings, waited for their loved ones. Elizabeth La Kamp, a professional singer who enterta…
The death of an airport is not a common occurrence. Usually, it’s the opposite — the birth of a new airport. A death is pending at St. Clair. The city of St. Clair has been trying to close its airport for years.
The search is on for the perfect Halloween costume. As a kid, I never really had to worry about finding a costume every year because I would be the same character for consecutive Halloweens.
Franklin County has an 1818 Corporation that is spearheading the observance of the birth of the county 200 years ago. The county also has a Bicentennial Committee that will direct the 200th anniversary events and overall celebration.
Sen. Claire McCaskill believes that a member of Congress should meet with the home folks, face to face, and that’s why she is holding Town Hall meetings across the state. She held her 46th in Washington Wednesday.
A study last year sponsored by the National Rural Health Association found that 673 rural hospitals were at a risk of closing, and 210 are considered to be at an extreme risk for closing.
Having been a product of the Union School District and now having a son in the same district, I was honored to be asked to participate in a facilities planning committee earlier this year.
Every once in a while, I’ll make a check through various websites just to see what fans are saying and to try and get a feel for what to put in these columns.
Recently, my favorite singer Kelly Clarkson released two new songs from her new album “Meaning of Life.” I have been a Kelly fan since she won “American Idol” when I was 9 years old in 2002.
Last week at the Missouri Press Association annual convention in Springfield, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft talked about the Safe at Home program. Since it was enacted in Missouri in 2007, we haven’t heard much about it lately.
National Newspaper Week begins Oct. 1. It’s a good time to look at the state of the industry. Community newspapers — weeklies, twice-a-week newspapers and small dailies — are not on the pressroom floor, ready to expire.
An Associated Press story last Friday reported that a group of female students at a private school in Kansas City had been disciplined for posing with a swastika made from red plastic cups. It happened at an underage beer-drinking party.
As everybody knows, the 2016 presidential election was as close as it was controversial. That election will be the subject of many books, and American history instructors and students will dwell on it ad infinitum.
An image a city has may not be the most important element in its well-being, but no one can deny it is important as to growth, viability and standard of living — quality of life.