I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
Forest landowners invited to learn about the timber tax
There will be a free informational session on timber tax for forest landowners on Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library.
Catch more catfish with this one tip
It’s not uncommon, especially during colder months, for catfish to hit baits without taking the hook in their mouths. These short strikes can be frustrating for anglers and often result in a long day of catching nothing. Capt. David Hilton had a few of those days in his years of fishing, but he found the solution for it some time ago.
Barbara Cooney remembered as champion for the arts
Nationally known Sedalia artist and writer Barbara Cooney died Wednesday morning at Bothwell Regional Health Center. Cooney, 82, was a patron of the arts for decades and contributed much to
Middletown man faces animal cruelty charges in guinea pig molestation case
A Middletown man facing charges that he sexually abused a guinea pig in a pet store parking lot last month has denied any wrongdoing and said he was only trying
Bothwell walk-in clinic to open next week
The Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees made a number of announcements during its board meeting Tuesday night that will have an impact on health care in the area.
Robinson hired as Sikeston R-6 superintendent
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education announced today the district has hired a new superintendent. Dr. Anthony Robinson will begin his duties as superintendent July 1, following the retirement of current superintendent, Tom Williams, who has served the Sikeston district for the past 29 years, seven of those as superintendent...
Soon-to-be released child rapist’s face made public
The face of convicted child rapist Cho Doo-soon, whose brutal rape of an 8-year-old girl in 2008 shocked the South Korean public, was revealed on a TV program Wednesday amid growing concerns over his upcoming release. (MBC)Public broadcaster MBC released a photo of Cho, who is due to be released from prison Dec. 13 next year, during a program that aired Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time Cho’s face was r...
STAR rebates in New York: Why tax assessors are 'vehemently opposed' to new changes
Tax assessors in New York are ripping a law means homeowners earning between $250,000 and $500,000 a year will get a check for STAR rebates.
Man stabbed to death in hotel on Hillsborough Road in Durham. Violent crime rising.
Durham police found the body of a man who had been stabbed to death in a hotel on Hillsborough Road on Saturday. It was the second fatal stabbing in the Bull City this week, as crime rises in 2019.