Few would argue that we are in a strange time due to the coronavirus threat that is engulfing the world, causing much illness, quarantines, hospitalizations and deaths. The virus has disrupted normal life, changed working conditions and resulted in deep divisions of opinion as to which preca…
Last week, Goldman Sachs, a major Wall Street investment bank, updated its index of economic activity for the country. It calculated the index at 72 — that economic activity has hit 72 percent of the pre-COVID level — citing “back-to-normal” metrics, including app downloads, spending data, T…
The City of Union could spend up to $30,000 to survey and relocate freshwater mussels in the Bourbeuse River before it starts construction on a planned $12 million Union Expressway. The road project includes a new bridge over the Bourbeuse.
National political pundits have been commenting on an anchor that is pulling Joe Biden down in his presidential race against President Donald Trump. It is his weakness in bowing to the radical element in the Democratic Party, and the fear of the influence it will exert on him if he resides i…
A recent survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the current state of the mental health of adults in the U.S. shows a marked increase in anxiety/depressive disorders, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts related to the COVID-19 crisis. The study found that ind…
In a community that prides itself on civic leadership, one need not look further than Don Means for an exemplar. His life and career were marked by integrity and service.
Not much has been written by state and local press on the upcoming race for control of the U.S. Senate. Perhaps that’s because Missouri has no Senate race on the ballot this year. The senior senator from Missouri, Roy Blunt, has a term that ends in 2023. Josh Hawley’s term expires in January 2025.
The internet has many positive benefits but as with any technology, there can be drawbacks. One is the misinformation that it distributes, and the fact too many people believe most of what is transmitted through the internet.
Washington’s riverfront is growing in popularity. It is an especially attractive destination when the weather cooperates. Even on a very hot day there’s always a refreshing breeze along the river.
Editorial writers for more years than the memory recalls have been writing editorials about the importance of voting in a democracy. In too many elections the turnout is a low percentage of the registered voters.
A national survey by WalletHub, the personal-finance website, found that State Technical College of Missouri at Linn is the best community college in the United States to receive the best eduction at the cheapest rates.
Since I joined The Missourian as publisher/editor over two months ago, we have published many stories on the uncertainty our readers face in these days of extraordinary health and economic challenges.
Often heard is that the study of history places too much emphasis on dates when important events occurred. Most countries publicize and observe dates when important and significant happenings took place that played a part in shaping their history.
It didn’t compare with past Washington Town & Country Fair Blue Ribbon Livestock auctions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year’s revised event was better than not holding one at all. The fair board and livestock committee deserve credit for staging the best possible livestock show…
It usually is not that visible, but as Gov. Mike Parson pointed out, military spending in Missouri is significant and very important to our economy. The most recent economic numbers he released, based on the 2018 fiscal year, will be an eye-opener to some Missourians.
There’s not much excitement about Tuesday’s primary election in Franklin County. Tim Baker, county clerk and chief election official, predicts only about 26 percent of registered voters will bother to cast ballots.
History is not going to look kindly on the way America responded to COVID-19. As the greatest nation on earth, with bountiful resources and the smartest scientists and health experts, we are fumbling the pandemic badly.
Monday, July 27, 2020, is the 67th anniversary of the ceasefire in Korea. The anniversary isn’t remembered by many Americans, but for those in the military at that time, especially the troops on the front lines, the date has much meaning and stimulates many memories.
As we enter the final week before the primary election Aug. 4, interest appears to be ho-hum. The coronavirus pandemic, the recent surge in cases regionally and the controversy over face masks are grabbing all the attention.