Opinion

Hall of Fame Event

It was a Hall of Fame night worth remembering. The first Southern Boone High School Eagles Hall of Fame ceremony was held Saturday evening and it was a celebration of outstanding athletes…..and a few of the special things about Southern Boone. Old friends, like Dave Gill and Gerald Buescher were inducted, as were younger old

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EDITORIAL: Rep. Sara Walsh should call for the governor to resign

That Ashland and Dist. 50 State Rep. Sara Walsh did not call for Gov. Eric Greitens’ resignation when he was indicted last month seemed prudent to many at the time. This newspaper was quickly convinced that where there was smoke, there was fire and called for Greitens’ resignation upon the first sign of impropriety. “We

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Serendipity and the Violent Farmer

In April, 2005, I created my own blog site as a way to entertain myself and a handful of friends and family members online. My inspiration came from a buddy of mine named Paul Shields, a comedian/song writer/meth lab disposal technician, who was gracious enough to allow me to contribute to his hilarious blog from

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My sister should be a senator

“How do you sustain a business model in which customers don’t pay for your service?” ~ Senator Orrin Hatch “Uh, Senator, we sell ads.” ~ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg My oldest sister Tracy has been on Facebook for about a decade. She has had a personal page, a professional page for her real estate sales and listed

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869 Heroes

Two weeks ago, I implored local citizens and Journal readers to vote for the Southern Boone School District’s no-tax-increase bond issue to raise funds for the purpose of improving facilities at three of our four campuses. As you can imagine, I was both relieved and proud that the measure passed. To those 869 people who

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Just another wintry Spring weekend

I kicked off my delightful weekend this past Friday evening with a couple of hours of high school baseball. There is nothing like a warm spring evening at the ballpark, watching the Eagles win an exciting, fast-paced high school game – and let me tell you, this was nothing like that. Oh, sure, the Eagles

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National Car Care Month

Most people who own classic automobiles will tell you that part of the charm of owning older vehicles is the constant tinkering they require in order to keep them serviceable. I am not one of those people. That being said, I did, with help from William Duncan at Carquest Auto Parts of Ashland, solve the

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Smoot-Hawley and history repeating

As a college business student, I learned very little about Principles of Accounting I and II, but I learned a lot about Economics, Micro-Economics and International Economics. The business school at my university did not especially appreciate my choice of specialization, which is why I was encouraged to change my major after two years. “Preferably

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Vote YES for our kids

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, April 3, to vote on the Southern Boone County R-I School District’s no-tax-increase bond issue to finance an expansion of our community’s educational facilities, please bear in mind the following facts. The current number of students sitting in Ashland classrooms on any given day exceeds the total

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