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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • From the Editor: Good work

  • My girlfriend is out of town for a couple weeks, and now I'm home alone. Well, aside from Netflix and our cat.



    I'm pretty excited about taking it slow and having a bit of space to myself in our tiny house. Maybe I'll make some steak, go for a jog or bike ride or read a book. Maybe I'll just open the windows and listen to the night. The weather is stellar.


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  • My girlfriend is out of town for a couple weeks, and now I'm home alone. Well, aside from Netflix and our cat.
    I'm pretty excited about taking it slow and having a bit of space to myself in our tiny house. Maybe I'll make some steak, go for a jog or bike ride or read a book. Maybe I'll just open the windows and listen to the night. The weather is stellar.
    It's nice to have choices, and it's even better when those choices are a consequence of hard work.
    Last week, I heard word of Boonville City Council holding a special session. When I got hold of the agenda, it was pretty evident what was going on: Kemper Military Academy may have found a bidder.
    I've never seen a city council meeting so jovial. In a packed house, residents filed up to the lectern to show their support of State Fair College using the Kemper Military Academy campus. And it's hard not to be in support of it.
    In a column I wrote published March 1, I was more than critical of the city's handling of the Kemper Campus property.
    "But as the clock ticks closer to a decade the city has had the campus in its possession," I wrote, "progress has been stagnant."
    Of course, less than a week later, I get wind of this. Great timing, Drew.
    I don't think it's the place of an editorial columnist to be a negative Nancy all the time. It's good to hold people's feet over the fire, but sometimes there's events that are so strikingly positive, they're hard to ignore.
    The City worked hard to make people interested in Kemper again, and it's a consequence of their labor that they're progressing with State Fair.
    Good for them. Let's hope it all goes through.