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Hawk Talk
It’s That Time If the Twilight Zone between Thanksgiving and New Year’s has left you wondering what day tomorrow will be, your consolation is that...

From the Editor
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” Or, I should say it’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Just about everywhere you go these...

Jack Remembers
When I was young, Missouri had a Blue Law that prohibited the sale of goods or business transactions on Sunday. Churches thrived because they had...

Hawk Talk
Really? And so, I leaned back smugly to admire all the wrapped Christmas gifts and the neatly stacked Christmas cards ready to mail; then, the...

From the Editor
My son and I ventured out to do a little Christmas shopping last weekend. He in quest for tools, me for “something special.” The first stop, and...

Hawk Talk
Cold Turkey Unless you are a vegetarian, the word “turkey” probably ranks near the top of the list of “root canal,” “tax audit,” or “colonoscopy.” Thanksgiving leftovers...
Hawk Talk
Not a Monday Holiday Well, here it is, Thanksgiving again, already. Thanksgiving has a lot of history; and mystery. We know why Thanksgiving is...

Editor
Turnips and cake. Not the usual fare for supper, but the day dictated that was what was on the menu. I had been fighting a bad cold, (or allergies,...

Jack Remembers
Back in the 1930’s in Jackson County, Tom Pendergast’s Democratic faction was known as the “goats”. In Kansas City, he would give a pint of...

Capitol Perspectives
The Wild West of Missouri Highways By Phill Brooks Driving back home to Jefferson City from the St. Louis airport this fall, I was stunned...

View From The Past
Here’s an article about the Perry Mo carousel that will be returning to Perry this July 4th. More articles and pictures will be shared before the...

View From The Past
[sic] State Hist Soc of Mo collection #2748 file 3 Journal of Willard Keyes describes Keyes’ trip in 1819 from Wis. to St. L. and...

From The Editor
It’s been a hectic week. I’m betting there are few people who are not impacted by the flurry of events taking place in Ralls County the last few days. This flurry of...
View From The Past:SALT MAKING IN SAVERTON
   The existence of a salt spring near the creek to the south of Saverton probably led to the first settlement of the area called Little Prairie. ...

From The Editor
Spring is in full swing; beautiful weather, glorious flowers, and sounds of children playing outside. Baseball, softball, and summer ball games abound on any rain-free...