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Spring 2017: “Little House, Big Story” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 6th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

Little House, Big Story
Visit Laura Ingalls Wilder’s former home near Independence

In its seven open months each year, the Little House on the Prairie Museum welcomes 20,000 visitors.

Some are locals. Many are families. A good number are “bonnetheads” – superfans of author Laura Ingalls Wilder and her “Little House on the Prairie” series – who travel there from hundreds of thousands of miles away. 

Regardless of who they are and where they come from, they all pay a visit to that simple plot of prairie 13 miles southwest of Independence just to get a glimpse of where Laura and her family lived in a one-room log cabin in 1870.

“Every season, we get visitors from every state and about 20 different countries,” says Kristin Schodorf, executive director for the Little House on the Prairie Museum, which is one of a small handful of … Read More »


Spring 2016: “Outdoor Oasis” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 3rd, by admin in Magazine, Outdoors. No Comments

Outdoor Oasis
Hunt, fish, explore, or kick back and relax at Timber Hills Lake Ranch

When you cross the gate into the ranch with one of the largest hunting preserves in the state of Kansas, it’s like entering another world.

A world where trophy elk and deer roam free. Where Civil War-era structures still stand. Where the views will take your breath away.

“We are the only place in Kansas that offers what we offer,” Aaron Gibson says. “There’s nowhere else like us.”

He’s talking about Timber Hills Lake Ranch in Mapleton, located around 20 miles northwest of Fort Scott and currently in its ninth year in operation. One of more than 100 hunting lodges in the state – including several premier locations in Southeast Kansas – Timber Hills sets itself apart from the pack, Gibson says, by offering adventure alongside its first-class hunting and … Read More »