Terry Brooks

Columbia Missourian

Columbia celebrated Juneteenth; KOMU's Kenton Gewecke is leaving for Good Morning America; Hickman High School's Terry Brooks retired after almost four decades

Good morning readers, and welcome to the Missourian’s Monday Briefing. Hundreds of Columbians showed out to Cosmo Park for the first city-recognized Juneteenth celebration. KOMU’s evening weather forecaster Kenton Gewecke is heading out to NYC to join ABC News and Good Morning America. Columbia’s Hickman High School saw beloved chemistry teacher Terry Brooks retire after 37 years at the school.

Terry Brooks: 2022 legislative session leaves many questions, contradictions and ambiguities in its wake

In a press conference before the historic launch of Apollo 11 to the moon, Neil Armstrong was asked about the answers he hoped to discover with his moonwalk. He responded by asserting that he will likely have more questions to ask than answers. That is how I feel as we leave the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly – I have a whole bunch of questions to ask!
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Obituary: Webb, Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks Webb, 63, of Spencer, died Sunday, November 7, 2021, at home, after an extended illness. He was born September 25, 1958, at Parkersburg, the son of the late James Brooks and Leona Faye Haught Webb. Terry is survived by his daughter, Belinda Hoff of Looneyville; sisters, Aretta Mills...

Terry Brooks: Nine crucial priorities for the special session as we strive to protect our young people

The easy path as we approach this special session is to devolve to conventional thinking – that the pandemic and Kentucky’s recovery efforts are too polarizing and too complex for thoughtful and direct solutions. Yet, we attest a hope that the special session can be a landmark moment when the General Assembly and the Governor come together for the common good as our Commonwealth takes the next steps for an expansive and equitable pandemic recovery for all Kentucky kids and their families.