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Finally, technology has caught up with one of my biggest irritations — losing things. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it sends my frustration level soaring. The little voice … more
When I say leaving was hard … I mean leaving was hard.  When you and your roommate spend an entire month in a foreign country with no internet service or reception and are placed with two … more
In terms of discovering and tracking a scent, a dog’s nose knows best. That’s one of the principles that’s at the heart of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s new canine unit. This … more
Fifty years ago this month, I made my first and last flight into Springfield, arriving aboard a green and white Ozarks Airlines turboprop, a Fairchild-Hiller with the wings atop the … more
The Missouri legislature's recent special session on Medicaid involves a dominant state issue with a long and fascinating history. It begins in 1945 when Pres. Harry Truman called for a national … more
A recent suggestion by a Missouri Senator of a Senate leadership purge reminded me about the last time the Senate's top leader was ousted. Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Jefferson County, made his … more
Another year of feeding calves has come and gone, and Butch and Sundance are in the freezer. Correction: seven freezers. Our latest Bonebrake Hereford duo went to the processor June 4 after 401 days … more
Judging by the throngs of people surging into airports and tourist spots, summer vacation is alive and well once again. The country is finally unfurling from its COVID cocoon as families spread their … more
Tell us about it in a letter to the editor.Letters to the editor must be signed and must include an address and a daytime telephone. Exact addresses and phone numbers will not be printed.Letters may … more
A very reliable source has informed me that June 5th was an important day. It just so happened to be the birthday of our very own recycling center’s Ben Lee! I also believe that this was one of … more
With Independence Day just around the corner, I thought it appropriate to do a little digging into my ancestry for patriots who helped secure our freedom more than 200 years ago. I didn’t have … more
After reading the article in the BH-FP by the Genealogical  Association I did some research on Polk County's  contribution to the “Greatest Generation.” I researched the national archives … more
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