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Cuttin’up Custom Meat Processing and Fluffy Outdoors LLC are co-sponsoring a Coyote Killing Contest in Johnson County in February. Coyotes have been vilified and exterminated for over a … more
It is almost impossible to write a column about wine without frequently mentioning the wines of Italy as that country is the most prolific producer in the world.  Not meaning to bore you with … more
Why do I consider ‘electrifying’ transportation an important issue?  The main reason is that transportation is the largest emitter (28%) of greenhouse gases in the United States, so … more
In most instances, the white wines of a country are rarely considered as the touchstone for that nation's  wines, but it is its red wines that usually carry the day.  The proof is easy … more
In the area of wine, I believed that like Atlantis, Australia had slipped beneath the sea as I hadn't seen Aussie wines in the market place in a very long time.  The answer to that conundrum … more
I believe that this will be the quietest, most calm New Year’s Eve celebration ever to be experienced in a long time.  The lack of large gatherings or parties does not mean that you … more
I hope the reader will not fault me for often writing about lesser known wine and wine labels.  My goal in doing this is to put an end to “wine boredom.”  All too often we … more
In our second Sunday of Advent, we used Luke 1:26-38 as our scripture reading. The key verse in this scripture is Luke 1:38a. This is Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel after she receives the … more
We are rapidly approaching that time of year when we must plan ahead for the upcoming Christmas, Chanakauh and New Year's Festivities. I sincerely hope that the current coronavirus unpleasantness … more
The Star-Journal is seeking candidates to write a weekly, biweekly or monthly contributing column for its weekly Opinion page in the Friday print edition. Those interested should email Editor Nicole … more
In my last article, I encouraged readers to replace their small, gas-powered equipment and tools with electric ones.   This month I will discuss the coming electric revolution in … more
I chose to write about the wines of Sonoma-Cutrer because of the email below about No Kid Hungry that I received and have inserted a portion of it here and because they also make excellent … more
Season’s Greetings to the good people of Warrensburg and welcome to another holiday season. For me, this is mostly captured in the Andy Williams song, “It’s the most wonderful time … more
Dear Editor: Pastor Robin Dale railed against pleas of governmental, religious, and medical leaders to prevent COVID-19’s spread. He demanded his freedom from “intrusive … more
Dear Editor:I just read John Marr’s answers to the questions posed by the Star Journal. They are weak and indefensible for someone seeking reelection. The people of Johnson County deserve … more
Selected Items from October 2005• Oct. 8, the defense for the Nittany Lions of Penn State stole the headlines as they held Ohio State scoreless in the second half. Michael Robinson and Derrick … more
Selected Items from October 2000• Oct. 1 marked the 71st National Day in China celebrating the birth of the country’s communist rule. • On the 26th, Coach Willie Fritz’ Mules lost to … more
Selected Items from October 1995 • Tim Baley, son of Rosemary and Jerry Baley, presented a piano concert at the Cedar Grove Christian Church on the eighth. Baley, known as “Piano Man,” had … more
Dear EditorI really enjoy reading your continued great coverage of the area 4-H events. This year I especially enjoyed all the pictures and news about our county 4-H Fair in July, the updates about … more
I might be the new editor of the Warrensburg Star-Journal, but this isn’t my first time leading the newsroom of a community newspaper, and it isn’t the first time I’ve worked for a Warrensburg … more
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