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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.
Platte County voters will decide some important questions when they go to the polls on April 4.
Spring came a little early and gave us a few wonderful days of weather in Platte County.
Maybe I underestimated the value of an annual bracket challenge. Check that, I definitely did.
Music and laughter, food and frolic, we’ve plenty to celebrate Friday on St. Patrick’s Day. That includes the fact that the Irish are being celebrated at all. It provides hope that prejudice can be overcome, even if it takes a century or more.
Occasionally, I run across a heartfelt remembrance that reminds me how those closest to a situation can always find the right words.
I can appreciate a nice effort to make the best out of a less than desirable situation.
Fiery speeches, religious differences, mob destruction of property, threats of violence to the press: how could such a thing have happened right here in Platte County? But we’re smart, right? We don’t repeat mistakes, or do we?
The common thought today would be that my generation doesn’t read the obituary section. Maybe my job puts me in a unique position, but I know I still pay attention.
Political news comes fast and furious at all levels right now.
I’ve been looking to our Platte County schools for signs of musical sanity this week.
The protests dotted the country, and KCI Airport right here in Platte County was included in the uproar.
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