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What? I can’t take a catapult onto an airplane?

In preparing for a trip to Houston, I’ve done more research about how to travel than should be rationally required. It’s not like I’m driving, which would necessitate extensive planning.…

Congrats, Oaks Apartments

Editor, My congratulations to The Oaks apartments. As of August 1, 2017, The Oaks has a full ten years of occupancy. As one of the first tenants, I’m proud to…

Irony, not just for Alanis Morissette

Merriam Webster defines irony as “incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result.” True irony is hard to find. Most situations that…

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,…

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