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One tourist’s destination a moon show

Wesley Dickhout graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1957 and moved to southern California. His dad was an electrician. His mother and three sisters all worked at Mac’s Place.…

Jack Remembers: George Pirch’s students didn’t forget him or what he taught

By Jack Hackley Every once in a while, someone comes in to a small town and makes a big difference.  In Oak Grove, it was a school teacher and coach…

Jack Remembers: An ingrained memory of Sept. 11, 2001, Chicago trip

By Jack Hackley Every time Sept. 11 comes around, I think about my trip to Chicago in 2001 on that infamous day. My best friend and client, Cecil Troutwine, who…

Jack Remembers: No matter what your age, an older sister has your back

By Jack Hackley Back in the late 1960s, Bill McCoy, who was a close friend and business partner, and I were trying to market an insurance policy to a nationwide…

Jack: Mean sergeant’s fall was swift, complete and very popular

By Jack Hackley Near the end of the Korean War, the United States government was drafting 60,000 men per month and was down to the 19-year-olds. One month, that 60,000…

Jack Remembers: When the governor made a beeline here to quell MLK rioting

By Jack Hackley On April 9, 1968, I had a ringside seat to the historic Kansas City riots, caused by Martin Luther King’s assassination. I was in Bill Morris’ office,…

Jack Remembers: Cussin’ a blue streak is a trait I inherited from dear old Dad

By Jack Hartley My dad was the best cusser I have ever known.  If the milk inspector gave him a bad report, or if his combine broke down just before…

Jack Remembers: In 1960, some Missourians worried Pope might run the show

By Jack Hackley In 1960, it was Floyd Gibson’s turn to be governor. The lawyer from Independence was president pro-tem of the Senate and would first be lieutenant governor, then…

Jack Remembers: If smart phones are so smart, how come there’s no crank?

By Jack Hackley My 9-year-old great-granddaughter, Kennadi, has her own cell phone that will do everything. She was showing me some pictures she had taken, but got interrupted and had…

Jack Remembers: Earlier filing in ‘68 would have changed state, U.S. politics

By Jack Hackley 1968 was my favorite election. Even though Nixon would defeat Humphrey and George Wallace, Democrat Warren Hearnes would win his second term as governor, and again name…