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The House of Representatives is trying to moving quickly on several priorities, including initiative petition reform, parental rights’ in schools, and fighting back against vaccine mandates. Next week, the House will hear the 2022 State of the State Address from Governor Parson and continue …

Business was brought back into full swing this week in Jefferson City! On Thursday morning, I had the honor of attending and reading Scripture at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. The Scripture was Mark 4:39-40:

Let me tell you, I’m not real happy right now with Seymour R-II School District Superintendent Steve Richards or his athletic director at Seymour High School, Robbie Jenkins, after my experience Saturday, Dec. 4, with the Tiger sports program’s Seymour Christmas Parade float.

In a recent meeting of the Seymour Board of Aldermen, I learned about recent correspondence between the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Dhaliwal LLC, which is the operator of Seymour’s Food Mart, known to many as the “Hot Spot,” the name that is attached to the store’s out…

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Monday, Jan. 24 - Seymour's office of community development meets, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers at city hall. See article on Page 3 in this week's Citizen for additional information.Tuesday, Feb. 22- Tuesday, March 29 - Filing for county offices for the 2022 election cycle, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Fe…

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The House of Representatives is trying to moving quickly on several priorities, including initiative petition reform, parental rights’ in schools, and fighting back against vaccine mandates. Next week, the House will hear the 2022 State of the State Address from Governor Parson and continue …

Business was brought back into full swing this week in Jefferson City! On Thursday morning, I had the honor of attending and reading Scripture at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. The Scripture was Mark 4:39-40:

Let me tell you, I’m not real happy right now with Seymour R-II School District Superintendent Steve Richards or his athletic director at Seymour High School, Robbie Jenkins, after my experience Saturday, Dec. 4, with the Tiger sports program’s Seymour Christmas Parade float.

In a recent meeting of the Seymour Board of Aldermen, I learned about recent correspondence between the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Dhaliwal LLC, which is the operator of Seymour’s Food Mart, known to many as the “Hot Spot,” the name that is attached to the store’s out…

Have you been to a Seymour High School boys’ or girls’ basketball game this season?

Since everyone seems to be sharing the results of their successful deer-hunting outings over the past weekend, I felt it was completely appropriate to share mine, as my harvest Saturday in the open house-fly season was monumental.

Although it’s a statewide organization, a recent action by the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) should ease the minds of Seymour’s school patrons, as the Seymour R-II School District is a member of the MSBA.

Few news stories, no matter now bizarre, coming from President Joe Biden’s White House surprise us nowadays.

Last Saturday on Halloween, the Associated Press (AP) broke a national story on the federal census.

Like many of you, I thought the early 2020 census count for the city of Seymour was very low.

When I first came to Seymour more than 25 years ago, about three months into my service here, former owner Gary Sosniecki gave me the assignment of snapping a photo of local U.S. military veterans placing flags on the tombstones of fellow service members at local cemeteries for the upcoming …

So, here I am, working my regular beat early Sunday morning when I get this call about three sheep roaming around on South Water Street.

When I went to pick up my favorite skin lotion at the Family Dollar here in Seymour, this sign greeted me.

Monday morning, which was Labor Day, discovered was a crime committed by someone who certainly didn’t need to take the day off.

You know, I’ve learned some things about this fiasco on North Frances Street.

Roughly 90 years ago, soon after being named chancellor of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler began his purge of opponents, namely Jews, by tracking their monetary assets at all German banks.

Clueless Joe More than a century ago, in 1920 to be exact, one of professional baseball’s greatest players, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, was given a lifetime ban from the sport at its highest level, as Jackson was implicated in the infamous “Black Sox” gambling scandal of 1919 when his Chicago Wh…

Although I was in my “town clothes” today to do some shopping in Seymour, immediately upon entering the city limits and heading south on Highway K, I was convinced that I was in the country and changed into my farming attire.

A flashback from more than 55 years ago came into the office Thursday morning, courtesy of Terry Penner, the city of Seymour’s community-development director.

Seymour’s business community sat in silence late Friday when word began circulating that we had lost longtime business owner Lil Norris, a fixture on the Seymour square since 1972.

I’m not a smart toad, but I did grow a fancy mustache and grew out my hair to look like a mad scientist.

Since my good pal Steve Richards, superintendent of the Seymour R-II School District, hasn’t yet unveiled a full-scale drawing of the local district’s new gymnasium, I got out my pencil box, protractor and slide rule, then came up with my own design for the new gym.

A couple of years from now, southern Webster County’stwo high schools, at least the ones with campuses in WebsterCounty, will have new gymnasiums.

This week, the House was in Jefferson City for a Special Session called by Governor Parson. This Special Session served two primary purposes: the first, renew a tax on healthcare providers known as the Federal Reimbursement Allowance (FRA) tax, which is matched by federal dollars at a higher…

There are nine different buildings on the west side of the Seymour square.

I was a bit surprised to learn last week that it’s not illegal to drive a riding lawn mower on the streets of Seymour.

The 2021 Legislative Session ended at 6 p.m. this past Friday, May 14. I am so honored that another bill I sponsored was truly agreed and finally passed and is now headed to the Governor’s desk. This bill, HB 432, includes several provisions to help vulnerable persons in our State. One of th…