an the St. Louis metro area come together in a “regionalism” way to promote growth, well-being of the people, governmental cooperation and above all, unity? It’s a tremendous challenge!
The man was slightly bent over with age, his eyes and hearing were alert, he spoke softly but firmly, and he had something on his mind that had bothered him for a long time. He asked if I remembered him. The answer was something like “you look like someone I once knew, but I’m not sure.” He …
Fire Prevention Week focuses chiefly on public cooperation and advisory measures to prevent fires. However, it also directs attention to our firefighters, including the volunteers, who give part of their lives in time to public service in fighting fires.
Newspapers are still alive, relevant, giving service to communities and to the people they serve, and vital to the public at large. Special weeks such as this serve to reflect on newspapers and the role they play in our society.
Downtown Washington will be a beehive of activity this weekend with the staging of the annual Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts, sponsored by Downtown Washington Inc. A wide variety of homemade goods will be displayed and offered for sale.
Interest continues to grow in Washington’s Naval JROTC program with more than 100 cadets enrolled this year. The unit grew substantially this year with the addition of Union High School students.
Special road districts may be old, antiquated as Presiding County Commissioner Tim Brinker said, but they still serve a purpose and a full airing of this issue needs to be had before there is movement to get rid of them.
They have a picnic feel to them if you excuse the absence of grass and that the setting is on asphalt and concrete in parking lots — tailgating at football games, from the professional sport to colleges to high schools. There probably is a little bit of it at some little league football games also.
With the internet there are so many “news” outlets that we have lost count of them. In the race to be “first” in reporting events, some sloppiness has set in, and even untruths are aired or printed. This has led to a loss of confidence in some outlets and has injured journalism as a whole.
Joe Biden, former vice president under President Barack Obama, often is criticized for his tendency to misspeak on issues or even in his storytelling zeal while campaigning. But he is a man of experience in the ways of the federal government and he has a reputation of reaching across the ais…
Democrats, like their candidates, vary in their beliefs about the issues of the day and in proposing solutions. It’s a tough time to be a Democrat. It’s tough trying to decide which candidate to favor in the presidential primary election in 2020 for Democrats.
Gov. Mike Parson was in St. Louis again this past week to meet with city and county officials to discuss what the governor calls a “crisis” with the gun violence in the state’s largest cities.
Working in President Donald Trump’s administration offers the potential to write a book about that experience. It has happened and will continue to offer the potential of being an author.
Why does Missouri give online retailers a sales tax break? Why the favorite status for online retailers? Missouri’s small retailers have to collect the sales taxes. Why doesn’t Missouri collect sales taxes from online retailers?
This area’s generosity and community spirit were on full display again Sunday as tractors rolled through Franklin and Warren counties as part of the Knights of Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise.
The General Assembly began its veto and special session Monday amid questions of why since the special session issue is somewhat unknown, even to lawmakers, and many people can’t understand the priority given to such a trivial matter.
For people who have spent their lifetimes living along the Missouri River, it’s understandable if they have lost patience with the federal government’s efforts to control this muddy body of water. It just keeps escaping its banks in spite of all the money spent to try to control it.
The National Newspaper Association conducted its annual survey of urban and rural people regarding elections and candidates for political offices. It revealed newspaper readers are the people most likely to show up at the polls to vote.
If there was any question about the humane side of migrant workers in the United States, in this area it was dispelled with an act of courage on the part of five men who work for Happy Apples, a Franklin County company, located between Washington and Union on Highway 47.
It is noteworthy that Augusta has become the modern-day key area for “local” wineries of the St. Louis region, with local defined as St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin and Jefferson counties, and eight counties in nearby Illinois. The St. Louis Business Journal ranked the wine…
With Labor Day upon us thoughts go back a long way to a different era when World War II created a labor shortage on the home front. Most able-bodied men were in the military or working in Defense plants. It was an all-out war effort in the early 1940s.
Franklin Countians who are agewise in the senior category probably didn’t think they would live to see the day when the county’s property assessed valuations for tax purposes would reach $2 billion.
Two legal cases that made headlines this week provide a sense of the magnitude of the opioid crisis in this country and the financial reckoning for drug manufacturers and distributors.
The warnings about climate change, along with supporting evidence, continue, but the world is slow to react. One reason is that the world is used to some of the reported causes, such as air pollution from burning fossil fuels, and it isn’t easy for them to let go.