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The newspaper I used to work for in Alaska has been looking for an editor, to replace the outgoing guy who replaced me one year ago. It’s a big game of musical chairs complete with long plane rides, lots of snow and the occasional Grizzly bear. 

Alas, the time has come. The sun has set on “Probably Not Worth Reading.” 

I had mild aversion to Thanksgiving as a kid, because I always disliked the “say what you are thankful for” part of the holiday. You know, the five or so minutes that leads off the meal and prevents everyone from stuffing their face for just that much longer. As, presumably, an adult now, I …

Last week I read Lincoln County Journal editor Dan Fox’s column. He was reaching out to thank all those that have contributed to voluntary subscriptions. I was moved by his reaction from the comments he received. His reference to the thank-you’s being genuine, tells me he is feeling a person…

Ready or not, Thanksgiving is here. The house smells like onions and celery. Our guests are on their way and I’m trying to find the Thanksgiving Spirit among the pots and pans I have simmering on the stove. 

It feels like the national news cycle is caught in a big time loop and we are constantly being shunted backwards to repeat 2016 and the ensuing years over and over again.

Missouri Hunters Encouraged to Share the Harvest

Late last month, the district received our Annual Performance Report (APR) from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This report takes a look at performance standards like Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and End of Course (EOC) exam scores, graduation and attendan…

Some things make me crazy. Not big things; I can handle a crisis. But little annoyances are what will finally kill me.

Our yearly voluntary subscription drive has been underway for the last three weeks, and this is the first year that I’ve had a chance to read the little notes and comments that people send in with their donations. When I arrived a little over a year ago, it was after we’d done the drive, so …

When I graduated from college, I may have been full of some hot air. I was moderately talented at what I did, and thought I could do the job better than anyone else. Typical millennial thinking, I know. 

As we stop to recognize all the veterans this Veterans Day, I have to put the spotlight on Mr. Roger Kiesey. I think I’ve mentioned his work before, but sometimes it needs to be said again. 

More than five weeks ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi unilaterally announced the beginning of House Democrats’ so-called “impeachment investigation.” Since then, numerous hearings have been held with dozens of witnesses being interviewed. 

In the Thai culture, the way to greet someone isn’t with a handshake, a high five or a head nod.

President Trump retweeted a meme this week showing a Photoshop of him putting a medal on Conan, the military dog involved in the raid that took down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It’s a pretty cute meme, with Conan’s tongue lolling out and all that. 

As we enter November, we begin to think about the winter weather that is knocking at the door. According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” it could be an active season for snowfall. Whether or not that comes to fruition, we want you to be in-the-know on how winter weather will impact the school…

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I dropped out of college after my first year and had to find a job on the quick. I had a friend from high school delivering pizza for some extra money while he went to community college and I asked him if he could set me up with a job at the Pizza Hut he was working at.

Every so often you know someone, that without a doubt, was born for the position they held in life. You just can’t help but believe that they fulfilled the calling of their lives, which positively impacted the maximum amount of people. If their name is mentioned, without hesitation, you’ll h…

Kids of the 60s looked forward to Halloween night with an excitement that made October seem magical. We whispered and giggled our costume ideas to our friends for weeks before the Big Night, trying them on for “scare value” in our imaginations.

My dad was in sales for a long time. He traveled a lot and got to meet a lot of interesting people. And one of the things I always loved hearing from him was all the stories from those travels and experiences.

If you can’t tell by the colors in this issue, I’m a big fan of Halloween. It’s been a monumental task to restrain myself from plastering orange everywhere in this newspaper throughout the whole of October. Funny enough, though, for as much as I love the season (late fall is my favorite time…

Maybe it is just the time of year or maybe I just haven’t been paying much attention before now but I have been noticing an inordinate amount of roadkill recently.