Letters to the Editor: Feb. 21

Voices crying in the wilderness To the Editor: Last night, I watched Rand Paul and Mike Lee battling vainly against the tide. The tide in this case was their fellow senators, who have lost their minds and are willing to sell this nation’s security and future down the river for the sake of a short-term, stopgap, partial budget Band-Aid. Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the gravest threat to our security is the national debt. Not Russia, not China, not Islamist terrorism, not even North Korea, but our debt. A recent, “partial ...

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Francis Howell girls swimmers place 4th at state, 200 free relay sets new state record

Last Saturday (Feb. 17) will go down as a record-setting day for the Francis Howell girls swim team that officially turned the Vikings into a force in the pool. Competing with just four swimmers, the Vikings dove, stroked, and raced their way to a fourth place finish in the team portion of the Class 2 state meet at Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Howell, scoring 178.5 points finished behind Rock Bridge, Lafayette, and Hickman in the final meet standings. “It was awesome to do it with this group with two of them graduating, it was the one and only chance that ...

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