We are less than 20 days away from Christmas, and the retail industry is still abuzz over much improved sales over 2011. This week I visited several stores to get my Christmas shopping started.  All of the store employees I talked to all said business was staying brisk this year. It got me to thinking; when you go holiday shopping, what city do you like to go shopping in?

It is often said that Warrensburg and Sedalia are in the middle of three metropolitan areas to shop.  If you do shop out of town, where do you go? Or do you choose to shop locally?