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The Gadfly
The Gadfly is a series of letters offering commentary on local issues and published in the Warrensburg Gazette, 2003 Archives

This page contains the archives from 2003

For other year postings, see the Archives for
Current Postings - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999

Letters from 2003

Gadfly 220 Published 12/25/2003, on the latest travesty of a tourism brochure published by the GWACC&VC with taxpayer money.

Gadfly 219 Published for 12/18/2003, on the proposed elimination of term limits for the Warrensburg City Council

Gadfly 218 Published 12/11/2003, discussing the Warrensburg Area Economic Development Corporation; asking what it does and where the money comes from.

Gadfly 217 Published 11/28/2003, on upcoming local elections

Gadfly 216 Submitted for 11/20/2003, published 12/4/2003, discussing the "subsidy scam" in St. Louis, with local implications.

Gadfly 215 Published 10/13/2003, discussing the effects of the sales tax for parks that passed, as well as the dispute over a property purchase by the county

Gadfly 214 Published 11/6/2003, on Blind Boone Park.

Gadfly 213 Published for 10/30/2003, discussing the issues involving downtown Warrensburg, the Chamber and Main Street.

Gadfly 212 Published 10/23/2003, my annual comment on the need for a fall festival (Old Drum Days), and suggesting ideas for a "dog-gone good time.".

Gadfly 211 Published 10/16/2003, on the desire of the Warrensburg Area Economic Development Corp. for the County to buy more land for an industrial park.

Gadfly 210 Published 10/9/2003, discussing the proposed city sales tax for parks.

Gadfly 209 Published 10/2/2003, expressing dismay at the efforts of the ISCi to sabotage the JCBS takeover of the sheltered workshop.

Gadfly 208 Published 9/25/2003, on the concealed carry veto override, some of the strange attacks by the left on override supporters, and thanking our local legislators for their vote.

Gadfly 207 Published 9/18/2003, discussing the Ambulance Board's plan to issue $760,000 in notes without a vote and calling for some accounting.

Gadfly 206 Published 9/11/2003, bringing up Warrensburg's sesquicentennial in 2005 and telling how to volunteer.

Gadfly 205 Published 9/4/2003, with some random thoughts about Warrensburg signs, the "no-spam" law, ISCi dudgeon, and the proposed new Lowe's store.

Gadfly 204 Published 8/28/2003, objecting to the proposal for a 3/8 of 1% sales tax for parks.

Gadfly 203 Published 8/21/2003, wondering why the local prosecutor is pursuing the death penalty in the Raymond Wood case, enough so that the judge threw out evidence for "prosecutorial misconduct."

Gadfly 202 Published 8/14/2003, about government (especially CMSU) waste at the State Fair.

Gadfly 201 Published for 8/7/2003, about Warrensburg's record in destroying historic buildings such as the Anderson House in Old Town.

Gadfly 200 Published 7/31/2003, concerning the "task force" to research the building of a new jail. See also Gadfly 189

Gadfly 199 Published 7/24/2003, about the Chamber of Commerce membership drive and questions on the tourism effort.

Gadfly 198 Published 7/17/2003, on "good" and "evil" in politics and government services.

Gadfly 197 Published 7/10/2003, about Gov. Holden's veto of concealed carry legislation.

Gadfly 196 Submitted for 6/26/2003, published 7/3, concerning the proposal by Youth Excited about Sports (YES) to lease city parkland and build a sports complex.

Gadfly 195 Published 6/19/2003, on festivals in the local area, especially the Blind Boone festival.

Gadfly 190 Published 6/12/2003, on the cost of the new hiking/biking trail, pork barrel spending and taxes in general.

Gadfly 189 Published 6/5/2003, on baseball and the CMSU Mules' national championship.

Gadfly 192 Published 5/29/2003, on phone taxes and the state budget; suggesting the legislature repeal the state income tax and replace it with a sales tax.

Gadfly 191 Published 5/22/2003, on the Library Board and the need for a better Warrensburg library branch.

Gadfly 190 Published 5/15/2003, on the Governor's expected veto of concealed carry legislation.

Gadfly 189 Published 5/8/2003, on the need for a new jail, with some things for the officials to consider.

Gadfly 188 Published 5/1/2003, commenting on cost to run the new regional planning commission.

Gadfly 187 Published 4/24/2003, on the Old Drum Bus Service. See also Gadfly 137 and Gadfly 154.

Gadfly 186 Published 4/17/2003, commenting on turnout at the municipal election.

Gadfly 185 Published 4/10/2003, on volunteer efforts and working together.

Gadfly 184 Submitted for 4/3/2003, not printed, on upcoming municipal elections.

Gadfly 183 Published on 3/27/2003, discussing the latest setback for the ambulance district board, the sudden resignation of the highly-paid "Executive Administrator.".

Gadfly 182 Published on 3/20/2003, reminding the GWACC&VC about the Blind Boone Music & Culture festival on June 14th.

Gadfly 181 Published on 3/13/2003, discussing various government officials' attitudes toward the taxpayer.

Gadfly 180 Published on 3/6/2003, on Jefferson City's "blame game" and the state financial problems.

Gadfly 179 Published on 2/27/2003, relating to the motives of the people on the "Peace March" in Warrensburg.

Gadfly 178 Published on 2/20/2003, on the Warrensburg R-VI School District's TV studio and MAP scores.

Gadfly 177 Published on 2/13/2003, supporting the "Fair Tax" concept.

Gadfly 176 Published on 2/6/2003, with more information on CASA and the TV coverage.

Gadfly 175 For publication on 1/23/2003, discussing the failure of CASA and bringing up many other failures to exercise proper financial oversight by appointed or elected boards.

Gadfly 174 Published on 1/16/2003, discussing the most recent activities of the Ambulance Board, especially when they want to add a sales tax to their property tax!

Gadfly 173 Published on 1/9/2003, reminding readers about the many open and hidden taxes we pay.

Gadfly 172 Published on 1/2/2003, stating pros and cons on the proposed vote on a "local option" fence law.

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