Columns

At Your Leisure – The Night Window
It was last year, 2018, in May that I first wrote about the Jane Hawk series by Dean Koontz. At that time, the most recent release was the 3rd book...

FROM THE EDITOR
Whenever I’m in Hannibal and have extra time, I go to Riverview Park to the Lookout. There’s usually a good breeze there and the trees keep it...

Planning for Your Future
Recently I have read a lot of statistics concerning business plans. One study that really got my attention was conducted by Virginia Tech, Purdue...

At Your Leisure – Good Omens (Miniseries)
Last week I wrote about the fantastic novel Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. As I mentioned I always prefer to read the book before...

View of the Past
The following is the list of names of those pictured in a photo of the “Judge Megown” house circa 1897. The house was at the site of where the Farm...

RC Library Sponsors Summer Activities
The Ralls County Library is currently registering children in their Summer Reading program. Children enrolled will receive an introductory packet...

Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Re: Response to Mr. Eric Hamilton’s column in your June 13, 2019 edition. Mr. Hamilton: You end your column with a question...

Food for Thought
What does the slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ mean? I realize that I’ve gotten into trouble with everybody around here for criticizing...

FROM THE EDITOR
I heard an interesting observation the other day. A woman made the remark that she felt the present generation, referring to those in high school...

At Your Leisure – Good Omens (Novel)
The novel Good Omens was first released in1990, which is around the time I was really diving deep into discovering new authors, reading...

2019 Fall Calving Heifer Sale
Palmyra, Mo. – The Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement heifer program held a fall calving heifer sale where 87 heifers averaged $1,857....

Food for Thought
A few weeks ago, Mr. James Bair asked me this question: ‘How would you judge Hillary Clinton, if you viewed her through the same prism as Donald...

View of the Past
This article and the photo are courtesy of Ron Leake, president of the Ralls County Historical Society. This is a continuation from last week’s...

Nutrition Facts Label – New and improved
If you have been to the grocery store lately, you may have noticed changes to the Nutrition Facts label on some packaged food items. The U.S. Food...

FROM THE EDITOR
I observed D-Day with video footage and a slide show from a variety of media sources and accounts from friends. Seems like a lot of what I knew, or...