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General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Double standard evident in Clinton emails situation

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:31 am

Recently, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been criticized for using a private email account during her time in office. Earlier this month, a senior State Department official said thousands of her emails have been released after revelations she used a private account to conduct “official business” while in office. The State Department is reviewing 55,000 pages and it took them some time to get started. The Associated Press

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  • Kudos go to local basketball teams

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:16 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Congratulations to both the Community R-VI boys and girls basketball teams for winning back-to-back district championships after victories this past Saturday in Moberly. Fans battled through snowy weather and endured through some moments of uncertainty as their favorite teams overcame some struggles on their way to a championship. No matter what happened on Tuesday night in State Sectionals after press time, both teams have once again had great seasons their

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  • Government recommends less meat consumption

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Many Americans have their reasons for being upset at the U.S. government. Some women want a better wage equality. Some members in the LGBT community want to be more accepted. Some people want the immigration system fixed so folks can have a easier and quicker path to becoming U.S. citizens. And the list goes on… The latest group under attack is the “meat-eaters” who live in our country. I know

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  • President Obama gets criticized for discussing Crusades

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Recently, U.S. President Barack Obama was highly criticized for his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast when he referenced the Crusades done in the name of Christ. Many critics felt like he was attacking Christianity when talking about the Crusades while not being aggressive in his language dealing with what are called “Muslim extremists,” falling short of calling ISIL or ISIS as a group of terrorists. They felt he should

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  • Furnace destruction symbolizes the lost steel industry

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Last Wednesday marked the end of an era for my family who still lives in the Baltimore, Maryland area. A 32-story L Blast Furnace, which was the tallest such furnace in the western hemisphere, was detonated with 94 explosive charges in Sparrows Point. The furnace was two separate structures. It included a 320’ tall main furnace weighing 8 million pounds and a 200’ tall exoskeleton weighing 3 million pounds. It

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  • Government officials looking to increase federal gas tax

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:30 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    There’s an old saying “if it’s too good to be true, then it’s too good to be true.” Many Vandalia area drivers, and drivers across the nation, have recently enjoyed lower gas prices. Our family filled up our minivan the other day with 14 gallons for under $30. After all of us have enjoyed more than a month of relief at the gas pump, our “wonderful” federally elected officials are

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  • St. Louis Rams appear to be headed back to Los Angeles

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    As a former resident of Baltimore, my heart goes out to all St. Louis sports fans after St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, through a joint venture with the Stockbridge Capital Group,  unveiled plans for a proposed NFL-ready stadium in the Los Angeles, California area. The development group announced plans on Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. I’ve seen this show before. As a

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