Union High School has inducted its first class into its newly created Athletic Hall of Fame. Other high schools in the area have established Athletic Halls of Fame to recognize outstanding individuals, teams, coaches and sports contributors.
Right now, and probably briefly, President Donald Trump is more cozy with the Democrats than Republicans. In fact, his relationship has never been worse than it is now with members of his own party.
The storms in Texas and Florida caused billions of dollars in damage to property and will spark a huge rebuilding effort. Problem is there aren’t enough construction workers to speed the recovery.
A group of clergy has warned a judge in a murder case that he must issue a guilty verdict or he will have blood on his hands. A former St. Louis policeman shot a man after a chase in 2011.
The Harvey experience in Texas has put a spotlight on flood insurance. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Texas homeowners have inadequate insurance to cover all their losses.
All indications are that the Missouri General Assembly will convene in a special session this coming week to reverse recent budget cuts affecting services for thousands of people with disabilities.
The youth literacy program, Book Buzz, is 15 years old. It has raised the level of reading and writing among students in this area. When the program started, not even the founders of the program expected the level of success Book Buzz has achieved.
It took a massive effort to deal with the flooding in the Houston, Texas, area due to Hurricane Harvey, and it is going to take the same to handle the recovery. It will take time.
Monday is Labor Day when we salute all American workers, those wearing blue and white shirts, a day off for most and thoughts about the American work ethic and the technical minds who have made the country No. 1 in the world. Our workforce now includes many women, who are making great contributions to businesses, education and just about every other endeavor in America.
When a disaster strikes, Americans respond with a show of unity that can only be described as heartwarming, and reassurance that the highest value of all, life, is given the top priority.
Missouri was a leader in the grape and wine industry before Prohibition (18th Amendment) sidelined it. Then came the comeback after repeal of the amendment. It had a slow rebirth that still is gaining momentum.
President Donald Trump has taken his share of bashing from Democrats and even Republicans, which is nothing new in American history. President Barack Obama, Democrat, was a target, as were most other presidents.
Word from the University of Missouri in Columbia is that students have been warned that a white supremacist group apparently is trying to recruit members on and near the campus. The warning also went to staff and faculty members.
The University of Missouri in Columbia is attacking the high cost of a college education with plans to guarantee payment of all tuition and fees for every student who qualifies for a federal Pell Grant. In addition, there will be more financial help for students who qualify for the Honors College.
Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback are demanding he be signed by an NFL team before the season begins. Colin Kaepernick is the player who refused to stand for the national anthem.
With the recent protests and violence, especially by white nationalist groups, questions have been raised as to whether the media has given too much publicity to these groups, which are tiny in numbers when compared to the general population.
President Donald Trump’s speech Monday night on Afghanistan and our long involvement in that country’s war made it clear that our commitment still is strong to defeat the Taliban and the Islamic State extremist group.
Some of the most powerful CEOs in the country quit President Trump’s business advisory councils this week in the wake of the president’s equivocal comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
There are forces out to destroy the Trump presidency, and the list begins with The Donald himself. If he had the self-discipline to keep his mouth shut and forget about his foolish tweets, there might be some hope for him.
Now that the Disabled Veterans Memorial project in Union has been completed, the local organization that took the lead in that program, Missouri Pathfinders, is seeking ideas for another veterans’ project.
The county has set the course leading to county jail improvements. The latest is that the county commission has selected an architect to conduct a study to determine if the present jail can be expanded or needs to be replaced.
Many Americans did not take North Korea’s threat to bomb Guam seriously, even though they know dictator Kim Jong Un is unpredictable. United States officials undoubtedly were ready to react if the threat played out.
Americans are getting fed up with the threats against their country by North Korea. The situation is getting worse almost daily, and it is a vexing problem for President Donald Trump and his military advisers.
The business news story in Wednesday’s Missourian about Don Means retiring from 50 years in the financial services industry mentioned that his civic volunteerism included serving on the Washington City Council. Don was one of the leaders for change in city government back in the 1950s and 1960s.