Helping fellow citizens learn life skills

Helping fellow citizens learn life skills

The other day I got a letter from someone who stamped their name and address on the front of the letter but also chose to mark out their name at the e...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Police Gazette-style reporting in Sedalia Capital

Police Gazette-style reporting in Sedalia Capital

Magazines became a popular form of communication media in the middle of the 19th century. Respectable publications such as Frank Leslie’s Illust...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Scrap drives during WWII made kids patriots too

Scrap drives during WWII made kids patriots too

Columnist’s note: I thought about this memory as I watched a documentary on WWII last Sunday night.I was born in 1938 when World War ll was just...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Political atmosphere hyper-toxic today

Political atmosphere hyper-toxic today

Cars and buildings set afire, windows broken out, speakers shouted down and intimidated, unending demands issued — we haven’t seen the boo...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Thanking our brave military heroes

Thanking our brave military heroes

When I was 7 and a Brownie Scout, I made one of those orange-stuck-with-cloves pomander balls for a Mother’s Day gift. Mother took me aside to t...

July 21st, 2017 |  


McDonald’s job created some food for thought

McDonald’s job created some food for thought

Every day I take a moment to reflect on the 12-6 turn.While I was in high school in the early 1980s, I worked at McDonald’s. The restaurant was ...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Days of crime and turkeys

Days of crime and turkeys

The Sedalia Capital of Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 1927, described events in Sedalia that focused on the Thanksgiving holiday and on several crimes co...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Sedalia’s Voices under new management

Sedalia’s Voices under new management

All across the internet there are people who choose to spend their time running various forums, wikis, servers and other groups. Most of them work wit...

July 18th, 2017 updated: July 18th, 2017. |  


Bob’s random reflections

Bob’s random reflections

Short takes and random thoughts:• The world has few undeniable truths. There are lots of shades of gray in everything, but there is only one are...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Recalling moms’ shaky driving lesson

Recalling moms’ shaky driving lesson

Anyone who learned to drive before automatic transmissions and power brakes were invented may see part of themselves in this story.Learning to drive t...

July 14th, 2017 |