The Skidmore newspapers generally stayed away from editorials, except in cases of major civic importance, such as the lack of parking spaces downtown and the need for better sidewalks. Every now and then, though, the editor had something to say,… Read moreManufacturing Rogues, 1905
The Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri) offers an editorial in favor of making changes to the river and roads in the area in 1902.
The Lower Elkhorn correspondent to the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) offers an opinion on teachers in 1905.
Some stern words for impolite young men in the September 1900 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri).
The editor of the Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri) is a bit out of sorts in March 1901.
In the “problems you don’t see these days” category, we bring you this plea from the March 9, 1905 Skidmore New Era: Did you ever go to a church or to a play and sit behind a ladies’ hat as… Read moreLadies, Remove Your Hats!
The reporting of the Skidmore News sometimes leaves modern readers wondering about the story-behind-the-story – and sometimes leaves little doubt about the editor’s thoughts on the matters reported. Here’s some fine reporting from the front page of the April 13,… Read morePolitics and Telephones
News reports are typically written with “who, what, when, where, and why” in mind. In this front-page story from the June 26, 1903 Skidmore Standard, we can only wonder at the who. We are told some of the what (thievery… Read moreThe Standard Speaks Its Mind
For those who were inclined to describe the 1901 Skidmore Standard as shy, retiring, and neutral in its opinions, we offer this item from the March 1 edition: An Act That Don’t Suit Us We have received a copy of… Read moreOpinion, 1901
In the “maybe things haven’t changed as much as we thought” department, we offer this opinion piece from the June 16, 1903 Skidmore Standard: Whose Boy Is He? He swaggers around and takes up all the room, is impudent when… Read moreWho do you want to be?