Columns

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...


Hawk Talk
System Malfunction As I mull over the media commentary about current events, two very sage pieces of guidance from two very revered sages remain...


Back-Door Cap and Trade Nearing Elimination
By Eric Bohl A decade ago, “Cap and Trade” was all the rage among environmental activists. This law would have given government the ability to...


From the Editor
Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Rev. Faye Vaughn of the New London Second Christian Church. What a remarkable woman. She spoke of her...


Let the Games Begin
Well, this past weekend was certainly conducive to catching up on indoor projects. You know – laundry, housecleaning (not a good time to wash the...


From the Editor From the Editor
You have to love Missouri for its methods of keeping you alert. Temperatures of 9 degrees one day and several days later you’re basking in...