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Instead of mud, maybe ideas on how to better things?

Watching the news every day is totally disgusting. When I was in high school, I turned 18 and was able to vote for the first time.  That was back when…

County’s communications upgrade will benefit citizens, deputies

Since 2012, we have continued to improve our communications but there is still much more to be accomplished. Although we have upgraded our communications center, we must improve the Clay…

What it means to be a police officer

Dear Excelsior Springs citizen, In the wake of recent events I have had time to reflect… Reflect on life, reflect on my family, and reflect on my career… This reflection…

Making long stories short: perfect goal for songwriters

W hen I pop a CD into my computer, I get 17 options – listen on iTunes, listen on Windows Media Player, listen on Real Player, listen on Nero Audio,…

How does marketing energy drinks to seniors make any sense?

M y wife and I used to eat at a restaurant “out south” whose name I won’t mention for fear of a lawsuit, or worse, that you’ll think I’m 107…

Being disciplined at home harder than, say, in the army

I need to find more balance in my life, but it’s not working. I’m not as powerful as the magnet that draws me to my computer, even when there’s nothing…

Removal of flowers from cemetery vases disrespectful to families, deceased

To the Editor: As a concerned citizen, I have reached out to the City of Excelsior Springs women in charge of clean-ups and mowing of the cemeteries. In several arguments,…

Tech woes made me the achiever I am today

If it weren’t for my incredibly slow and frustrating computer, I’d never get anything done. And I wouldn’t be the fit, aerobic god I am today. Take this morning, for…

Pay me in cash and make my day

I’ve never been a fan of paychecks or, worse, direct deposit. That’s why my favorite jobs have always been the ones where I’m paid in cash. I figure it has…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Please bear with me, this is long overdue and there’s lots of ground to cover. I want to make sure that I get it all out. Not just…

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