Fall 2015: “Cross Timbers” sneak peek!

Cross Timbers It’s the perfect time of year to discover this state park and its ancient forest According to park manager Kim Jones, if you’re looking for fall foliage in Southeast Kansas, Cross Timbers State Park near Toronto “is the place to be.” Of course, Cross Timbers is the...

Fall 2015: “Welcome to Neewollah” sneak peek!

Welcome to Neewollah Annual celebration back in a big way this Halloween Reverse the word “Halloween”; what do you get? Much more than a jumble of letters, as Independence natives well know. In fact, Neewollah is a 100-year-old nine-day festival in Independence, billed as the state’s largest annual celebration....

Summer 2015: “Little Ozarks” sneak peek!

Little Ozarks Galena’s Schermerhorn Park stands out in Southeast Kansas Of the 11 designated geologic areas in Kansas, the Ozark Plateau is the smallest. But don’t let size fool you. Nestled in the extreme corner of Southeast Kansas, the impressive 55-square-mile region is one of the most biologically and...

Summer 2015: “Kalida-Scope” sneak peek!

Kalida-Scope Hidden ‘castle’ keeps ghost town’s colorful history alive You might expect an old 1800s community, one with a history of just five short years, to be relegated to not much more than a fable – nothing to prove its existence other than memories and a few stories passed...

Spring 2015: “History on Display” sneak peek!

History on Display How Osage Catholic Mission shaped St. Paul and Southeast Kansas Come for the animal display, stay for the history – or vice versa. Truth is, whatever it is that brings you in to the Osage Mission-Neosho County Museum in St. Paul, there’s plenty more where it...

Spring 2015: “The Mysterious Morel” sneak peek!

The Mysterious Morel Where the beloved mushrooms grow – and how to find them This time every year, Logan Martin sees an influx of visitors to state parks and wildlife areas. But many of those Southeast Kansans aren’t out to simply relax and enjoy the scenery: Hundreds are actually...

Winter 2014: “Fab Lab ICC” sneak peek!

Fab Lab ICC Turning ideas into creative solutions, one project at a time Of all things, Wes Koschke needed to make a hand. And a fully functional one, at that – for 13-year-old Kara Marr, who was born with a condition called symbrachydactyly, leaving her right palm with no...

Winter 2014: “Men of Brutus” sneak peek!

Men of Brutus New film highlights men who operated, preserve Big Brutus What makes a filmmaker from Brooklyn – who just wrapped working on a new Chris Rock movie, no less – suddenly take interest in West Mineral, Kansas? It’s this little thing – or, rather, massive thing –...

Fall 2014: “Erie Dinosaur Park” sneak peek!

Erie Dinosaur Park Dorris dinosaurs donated to Erie to create new public park People who knew the late Robert Dorris describe him as honest and hard-working, imaginative and adventurous: a stand-up Christian husband and father. But an artist? That’s not how Bob saw himself, anyway. His wife, Elveta, says...

Fall 2014: “Vogel Family Vineyards” sneak peek!

Vogel Family Vineyards Vines flourish on Galena family’s land Ten years ago, Steve and Sheryll Vogel took a trip to Napa Valley. Like millions of wine enthusiasts, they were impressed with the beautiful northern California landscape. Unlike many of those other visitors, however, they decided to try to replicate...