Columns

Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter as a singular Ralls County 911 Board of Directors member, and in no way is this meant to speak for any other...


HAWK TALK
This past week “The Full Measure” with Sharyl Attkisson explored the likelihood of government funding for the search for extraterrestrial...


HAWK TALK
For those trying to wrestle with the struggle to keep small towns alive, maybe we should review why small towns came to exist in the first...


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor: Over the course of this year, I have written a series of letters, addressed to ‘values voters’, which some people might interpret as...


Missouri Land Values
One of the most popular questions that I receive is, “What is land going for in X county?” In Missouri, land sales prices do not have to be...


Soil Test to Maximize Crop Yields
      Consider soil sampling this fall to prepare for next year’s fertilizer and lime program. After fall harvest is generally a great...


Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Now that ‘values voters’ have seen a longtime dream fulfilled in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, I would...


Letter to the Editor
Dear Herald-Enterprise editor: In America's court of public opinion, there is no recognized status of being presumed innocent until proven...


HAWK TALK
Well, as of Saturday, summer is officially over, and people can hardly make fun of the Christmas lights on my house when Christmas is on the store...


FROM THE EDITOR
It’s officially autumn, and the world around us is slowly showing signs of changing from summer to fall. As I traveled back and forth this past...


Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Now that ‘values voters’ seem to be on the verge of getting everything they think they want (with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh...


FROM THE EDITOR
The past is murky, swirling with facts, undocumented documents, historical papers, and tons of personal memoirs. What is the truth? Who do you...


Real friends loan money (and other myths)
You may have heard some horror stories about college roommates. Most of them are true. One way to reduce the trauma from this stage in your life is...


HAWK TALK
Recently, lawyer for the administration Rudy Giuliani, puzzled many and sent many in the news media into a “snicker frenzy.” His statement, “The...


From the Editor
I had a conversation with a young mother recently. Music from the speakers spilled over the bleachers and she winced as she reined her wandering...