Columns

From the Editor
Another Fourth of July has come and gone this year in Perry. Many people came to the of the Chamber of Commerce so residents and their neighbors...


Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Over the past series of letters, I have asked my ‘values voting’ neighbors, ‘What are you voting for?’ and I am forced to admit that...


Hawk Talk
Among the dictionary definitions of “artificial intelligence” are: 2. Made in imitation of or as a substitute for …4. Pretender; feigned....


Rep. Jim Hansen Capitol Report
Rep. Jim Hansen Capitol Report 5/13/18 Final Week The week of Monday, May 14, marks the final week of this year’s legislative session. During...


Hawk Talk
Without a Teleprompter Summer is the season for “pop-ups.’ Not the noxious ads that clog your computer screen, but isolated, spontaneous bursts...


4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them Constructing a smart retirement income plan isn’t easy. Throughout the working years there...


Rep. Hansen with Collin Pettitt Jim Hansen's Capitol Report
Jim Hansen Capitol Report 4-30-18 House Gives First-Round Approval to Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana (HB 1554) The members of...


From the Editor
I celebrated the beautiful spring days we’ve enjoyed lately by rolling down the windows and blasting Jimmy Buffet on my way to the baseball game....


Hawk Talk
Of Cabbages and Kings In 1872, Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) continued his whimsical account of the experiences of a youthful protagonist...


From the Editor
Thomas Wolfe said, “You can’t go home again.” Depending on your perspective maybe you can’t; but, last Friday night’s Alumni Game at MTHS proved...


Hawk Talk
Vetting Sat around last Saturday with a bunch of grey-haired (although, for some there was insufficient evidence) pterodactyls. For those of you...


Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: I would like to express my solidarity with the letter to the editor written by John and Michelle Palmer, and would like to add a...


From the Editor
In the mood for a little diversion, I went to see “Peter Rabbit” at the Hannibal Cinema. What fun! Most of you are familiar with the Beatrix Potter...


Hawk Talk
The Sky Is Falling “OMG,” cries mainstream media, “The tariffs proposed by President Trump will cost 140,000 American jobs.” With the same...


Trade War Will Hurt Missouri’s Economy
By Eric Bohl President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs may cause significant harm to agriculture, Missouri’s largest industry. Agriculture...