If there’s one great thing about Farmington seeming to be the forever host of the Class 3 District 1 boys wrestling tournament, it’s the location.

For football fans, this is the week that normally marks the start of the gridiron doldrums until the draft in April and then the start of training camps in August.

Quote of the week: “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” — Omar Khayyam

Union’s city administrator, Russell Rost, plans to retire from that position in October 2020 after 13 years of serving the people of that city.

Political observers are expressing surprise with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ recent surge in the standings among the Democrats who are running for the office.

The General Assembly will consider legislation in the session just underway for modest tax hikes for roads and bridges.

On domestic and foreign policies our nation’s capital ranks as the center of haggling as Republicans and Democrats are overcome with stubbornness.

Public opinion, according to polls, is that college athletes deserve some type of monetary reward because of the money they create for schools and the NCAA, which is their governing body that benefits from the competition of playoffs and championships.

There are city of Union residents who say it’s about time the municipality has a city hall. Well, it’s coming and it should be ready by October of this year. It will be the first dedicated city hall Union has had.

The momentum on discussions of the operation of St. Louis Lambert International Airport now is tilted toward a regional approach — at least that seems to be the latest movement. Since privatization apparently is dead and buried, city of St. Louis officials will listen to other ideas for the …

Washington is on the way to being certified as a POW/MIA City. It will join Franklin County in the designation, the purpose of which is to publicly remember the sacrifices made by the servicemen and -women who were prisoners of war or missing in action in all the wars fought by Americans. Fr…

President Donald Trump made a bold move when he ordered a drone strike against Iran that killed a prominent general who was a powerful leader and was planning attacks against the United States and American officials.

Quote of the week: “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

Quote of the week: “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.” — Victor Borge.

I don’t know if there will be a year which can beat 2019.

Quote of the week: “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

There’s plenty to be thankful for from a sports perspective during this holiday season.

Washington, Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Scott City and places in between.

Quote of the week: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life, we get nothing saved by effort.” — Theodore Roosevelt

When the little ones head out the door Thursday, they’ll probably have to have winter-themed costumes this year.

If rumors are to be believed, maybe the NFL doesn’t think of St. Louis as a sports town only tenable for baseball and hockey.

Quote of the week: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton

Is there any better day during the Major League Baseball regular season than the day the Cardinals officially make the playoffs?

One thing that I’ve figured out in my time here is that you never stop learning.

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