A personal perspective of the late Todd Akin

By Phill Brooks
    I write this column about Todd Akin hoping it provides readers a better perspective about journalists and public officials, but also that it might encourage politicians and public officials to be less hostile about journalistic motivations.

Farmers committed to caring for land, water

By Garrett Hawkins
    My sons farm thousands of acres, or at least that is what they say when they have their farm toys set up in our basement. They love to haul cattle, build fences and bale hay as they dream about the future. They are always in growth mode, eying Angus and Hereford cows any time we are in a farm supply store with a toy aisle.