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The Gadfly
The Gadfly is a series of letters offering commentary on local issues and published in the Warrensburg Gazette, beginning May 27, 1999

This page contains the archives from 1999

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

1999 Letters

Gadfly 27 Published 12/30/99, "Aunt Ida" makes her New Years predictions.

Gadfly 26 Published 12/23/99, with revelations of Christmas wishes for various parts of the community.

Gadfly 24 Published 12/16/99, concerning county road issues, new taxes for the new court building, and county officeholder salaries.

Special Issue Published 11/25/99, with "Aunt Ida's" vision of what Old Drum Days could be.

Gadfly 24 Published 11/18/99, concerning the meeting between the Park Board & City Council.

Gadfly 23 Published 11/11/99, concerning the R-VI audit, CMSU Board of Governors taking exception to being questioned on Dr. Elliott's contract, and regional planning.

Gadfly 22 Published 11/4/99, last of three articles on the Tourism tax, covering the 'annual report'.

Gadfly 21 Published 10/28/99, second of three articles on the Tourism tax, covering finances.

Gadfly 20 Published 10/21/99, first of three articles on the Tourism tax, covering background info (plus a comment on Old Drum Days).

Gadfly 19 Published 10/14/99, concerning Warensburg's "blighted" downtown and other issues.

Gadfly 18 Published 10/7/99, concerning Warrensburg parks budgets and suggested tax increase.

Gadfly 17 Published 9/30/99, concerning government expenditures in Warrensburg

Gadfly 16 Published 9/23/99, concerning taxes and the Old Drum Days festival run by the Chamber of COmmerce

Gadfly 15 Published 9/17/99, concerning CMSU Pres-emeritus Elliott, the WAEDC, tourism and taxes.

Gadfly 14 Published 9/9/99, concerning paving of country roads, city streets & purchase of assault rifles for the local police.

Gadfly 13 Published 9/2/99, concerning underage drinking, county paving & the courthouse annex.

Gadfly 12 Published 8/26/99, concerning city finances, the Park Board & Chamber of Commerce

Gadfly 11 Published 8/19/99, concerning the lodging tax.

Gadfly 10 Published 8/12/99, concerning the Fair Board & a comparison with Sedalia.

Gadfly 9 Published 8/5/99, concerning the Parks Board & the Old Drum statue.

Gadfly 8 Published 7/29/99, concerning the Community Center (Taj Mahal) and Chamber of Commerce.

Gadfly 7 Published 7/22/99, concerning Warrensburg capital improvements & finances.

Gadfly 6 Published 7/15/99, concerning the pet bricks at the Old Drum statue, the Park Board & county courts.

Gadfly 5 Published 7/8/99, concerning our local media and miscellaneous items

Gadfly 4 Published 7/1/99, concerning money: city expenditures, the school board & the Chamber of Commerce

Gadfly 3 Published 6/17/99, concerning the Taj Mahal (Community Center), chamber recruiting & WHS graduation.

Gadfly 2 Published 6/3/99, concerning Warrensburg's 'visioning' exercise, the Veterans Walkway and prisons.

Gadfly 1 The initial article published 5/27/99 with a focus on taxes.

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