I’ll go ahead and blame my self-imposed busy schedule for not getting the job done first, but I couldn’t have been happier to see some local students receive a bit of publicity — even if they never ask for it.
Autumn weather didn’t mess around this year. When the temperatures cooled, they did so in a hurry.
I encountered something new to me in Platte County on Monday. Perhaps it’s not new to you, but it startled me.
The calendar hit October, and so it wouldn’t be too early to start thinking about the upcoming November election.
Many have remarked — correctly — that you don’t see many high school football games end the way hundreds witnessed Friday night at Pirate Stadium in Platte City.
Sometimes a government agency deserves thanks for a job well done.
Sometimes we need a refreshing change, and musical gatherings often provide that.
Boy, did the Ferrelview Board of Trustees meeting go off the rails again.
We draw closer to another chapter in the Ferrelview saga, and honstely, there’s no reason to even try and guess what’s next.
I miss the eclipse and the once-in-a-lifetime experience while standing on Platte County soil, but I also yearn for the feeling of shared pleasant anticipation. For a day, a lot of people shared a community feeling, a rarity in these times.
Ross Martin is publisher of The Citizen. He may be reached via email at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @Citizen_Ross.
Call me old fashioned, but I remember a time when the Platte County Fair served as a gentle reminder of summer’s fleeting days.
Monday night provided me a reminder of how government should work in this country.
What a pleasure it is to get a haircut at Ron Pine’s barbershop.
The last thing I need to bring up in this space would probably be President Donald Trump.
As disjointed as this column will seem when you read it, next week might be even worse.
Admittedly, it would be easy to celebrate and gloat a little bit, but I won’t.
I’ve a tip for those who have not the time or funds to take a summer vacation beyond Missouri’s borders this summer, or if you simply enjoy reading.
I’m not sure anyone really expected to have the next big break in Grayden Denham’s quadruple homicide trial, but when you see “death penalty hearing,” you show up anyway to see what happens.
We all have our Memorial Day traditions, and all of them are much more important than mine.
Coming around the corner to see Amanda Sullivan in the dugout provided a little bit of a shock.
Each year about this time, I collude with a Russian. His name is Miroslav. Our goal is remembrance and peace.
The City of Kansas City clearly plans to take a look at all options when it comes to constructing a new KCI Airport in Platte County.
This is a sending forth time of year for some of us, and gladly so, though not without concerns.
The Royals game droned on in the background as I attempted to finish up this week’s paper.
Once I heard the news, I felt compelled to write.
Oh, the things you thought you’d never see.
The disclosure struck me as odd at the time.
A Clay County jury and voters in the Village of Ferrelview provided quite the contrast in how to view the future of police chief Daniel Clayton.
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