The second annual Military Ball held last weekend was a successful mission for cadets in the Naval Junior ROTC program for students at Washington High School and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.
We know that colleges and universities are not considered growth institutions. Enrollments are down at many of these institutions. We don’t think it’s exactly a doomsday situation for all institutions of higher learning, but some will be gone and others will not be the same, some people believe.
The approximately 35 demonstrators who stood along Highway 100 and Highway 47 in Washington Friday called their actions a rally, by definition a way to “recover or cause to recover in health, spirits or poise.”
Of the many things that came up in the presidential campaign was that Republican Donald Trump was not presidential in what he said and did. Trump said he could be presidential during the campaign after he was elected. Now it’s time to prove it.
In every legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly there are countless bills filed that are dead on arrival. Many of the legislators know that when they file some bills. Then why file them?
Ed Pruneau, The Missourian’s managing editor for nearly 20 years and on the news staff for 40 years, retired last week, but his experiences with this newspaper will live on in his mind forever. His writings in this newspaper really end up being that of a historian for Franklin County and Was…
As he is about ready to retire his badge, we can’t say enough about Sheriff Gary Toelke, the face of law enforcement in Franklin County for so many years. We were fortunate to cover the sheriff’s department before and many years while Gary was the sheriff, and we write without reservation he…
After signing Dexter Fowler to a five-year, $82.5 million deal a few weeks ago, the St. Louis Cardinals proved they wouldn’t be the same fiscally conservative (to put it kindly) organization this winter.
We don’t doubt for one Clinton second that Russia probably tried to influence the United States presidential election. Knowing tactics employed by Russia in the past, we don’t doubt anything they may have tried.
It was such a different era from today — Dec. 7, 1941 — 75 years ago. Few of the young people today realize the significance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by the Japanese on that Sunday so long ago. It shaped world happenings for the next 75 years, and even longer as we look ahead.
With the news over the weekend of Fidel Castro’s death, our thoughts went back to 2000 when we visited Cuba with a National Newspaper Association study mission group. It was a memorable trip.
Post-presidential election comments always are a combination of being colorful, impact-loaded, sensible, accurate, partisan and even nonpartisan. These are comments from writers, and others, from the major news media outlets, including magazines, newspapers, television, radio and syndicates.
With Veterans Day coming up Friday, we can’t say it’s the only day to center on “thank you for your service” because that has become a year-round occurrence in this land of liberty.
Military veterans are receiving a generous share of appreciation and honors in this era of “thank you for your service.” With Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, approaching, many programs are being planned, especially in schools, to recognize veterans for their service.