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Death in the Ozarks (Part 2 )

In case you didn’t catch the first part of these ghoulish Ozark superstitions, preserved for us by the late folklorist Vance Randolph, the old-time Ozarkers seemingly had a bit of a fascination with death. ...

Climate change worsens flooding devastation across the Midwest

Flat Branch Creek spills over onto the MKT trail on Monday, June 28, 2021, in Columbia. A flash flood warning was put in place until 7 a.m. on Sunday.Kit Wiberg By Kit Wiberg Loaded...

Leaving for the Oregon Trail

(Editor’s note: Bob Brennecke and his wife recently traveled the Oregon Trail. Here are notes and observations about his journey.)  Can you imagine getting ready to cross the west with a wagon, oxen, food,...

Get your girls fishing!

Faith and Makenzie Dietrich have gotten bit by the fishing bug. God is good. I have always been a huge proponent of getting kids outside to do anything.   Personal electronic devices, as handy...

America at it’s best

Years ago, when I was a Park Ranger at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, a visitor noticed my name tag after paying their entrance fee.  “I loved your article in the Christian Science Monitor,” they...

ONSR offering summer paddling clinics & guided floats

Paddlers practice skills on the lake at Current River State Park. Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR), in partnership with Missouri State Parks, the Ozark Riverways Foundation and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be...

Big fun & big fish

Parker Dietrich was having a pretty good summer for a 10-year-old.   However, fifth grade would be starting soon and so would soccer practice.   So, Parker was mighty tickled when his grandpa, Glen...

Meet Michelle Capp, Salem District Ranger

Michelle Capp has joined Mark Twain National Forest as the new District Ranger for the Salem Ranger District. Capp comes to the Forest from the Pacific Northwest where she worked on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National...