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To the editor: Mr. Krietemeyer's letter to the editor (published in the July 9 Quill) started out sounding like it was written by a thoughtful and reasonable person, but his comments regarding the … more
To the editor: My name is Jon McCormick with the Retail Grocers Association of Kansas and Missouri, which represents almost 400 grocery and convenience stores in Kansas and Missouri. Our … more
It’s been a rough couple of weeks. I think everyone can agree on that to some degree. It’s hot and humid, most of us haven’t had any rain to speak of in a month and everything … more
To the editor:   I am so grateful for the forum we have in America to express our views. I read with interest Mr. Vokac's letter to the editor that was published in the Daily Quill July 2, … more
“Juneteenth” is an opportunity for all to reflect upon a moment in time of our great country! As we discuss the significance of this holiday, we are reminded of a dark period in U.S. … more
A member of my household, who shall remain nameless as much for the preservation of my own health and well-being as to protect them from potential embarrassment, once asked me why I had not washed … more
Little did I know when I wrote last week’s column inviting readers to share their memories of their senior year in high school that I would have cause to stop and think about a particularly … more
This time of year, my eyes are always misty.  I’d like to say it’s the fault of allergies, but the truth of the matter is, it’s not. It’s graduates. Graduation … more
To the Editor, In December, President Biden appointed me as the Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development. From growing up in rural Lafayette County to serving as a Rural Policy Director … more
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 13, 2022. Editorial: Missouri should fund basic government services before passing out surplus cash Republicans criticized the Biden administration's stimulus … more
On Sept. 1 and 2, 1859, telegraph systems around the world failed catastrophically. The operators of the telegraphs reported receiving electrical shocks, telegraph paper catching fire, and being able … more
Last week, I paid $120 to fill my tank. Diesel is over $5.00 per gallon across most of Missouri. Propane to heat farmers’ barns, dry grain and run equipment is up over 450% in the past two … more
If my picture appeared in the dictionary next to a word, that word would likely be "anti-government." Or perhaps "pro-gridlock." I don't like government much, and I'm happier when it's not getting … more
Anytime I needed some particular bit of information about Willow Springs or the surrounding area, I knew where to go — I turned to Carl Ferguson. I recall one time I asked him to tell me how to … more
If there is one thing the Biden Administration excels at, it is blaming everyone and anything to avoid taking responsibility. Its favorite thing to do is play the blame game. When it is clear that … more
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