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Summer 2015: “Little Ozarks” sneak peek!

Posted on June 22nd, by admin in Magazine, Outdoors, Places. No Comments

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 geographically diverse in the state, housing landscapes and wildlife not found anywhere else in Kansas. And there’s no better proof of that distinctiveness than in Galena’s historic Schermerhorn Park…

Want to keep reading about the Little Ozarks and Schermerhorn Park? Check out the summer issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.


Fall 2014: “Vogel Family Vineyards” sneak peek!

Posted on September 15th, by admin in Businesses, Magazine, Places. No Comments

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 what they saw back at home – in Southeast Kansas.

“We went out to Napa and thought, ‘That’d be pretty on our hill,’” Steve says. “We thought we’d grow some grapes and that it wouldn’t be much trouble. It was a lot of trouble! But we decided to take a chance.”

The trouble was well worth it. Today, Steve, Sheryll and their son Phillip run Vogel Family Vineyards on 6.5 acres south of their hometown of Galena. As you turn the corner toward their home and vineyard, a sign proclaims that you’re in “Wine Country” now … Read More »