A block and a half off the Highway 69 Bypass, nestled under a canopy of 100-year-old trees, a pint-sized amusement park called Kiddieland hasn’t changed since it opened in 1952.
Area Republicans can arm themselves with watermelon seeds — and get into a drawing for real ammo — at the annual free watermelon feed put on by the Republican Women of Newton County and the Newton County Republican Central Committee.
Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city’s always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.
When Yer Yang lost her poultry farm in rural Cassville to foreclosure in 2012, she was convinced someone from the government would help her. The Hmong widow wrote to numerous state and federal officials, and at one point she even went to Washington, hoping she would get help from President Barack Obama.
It had been badly damaged by repeated flooding, but it is so rare that extraordinary efforts are being made to preserve it.
The door swings open and Moshe Safdie, followed by a handful of reporters, walks into the colonial section of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Recent Webb City High School graduate James Welborn has already received national attention for his solo canoe trip down the Mississippi River, and this week, Welborn announced he’ll be featured in a documentary.
When Civil War soldiers Riley Young, Billy Clark and Will Harper stepped from behind their headstones at Baxter Springs Cemetery last fall, they were met with great enthusiasm by several hundred visitors.
At one time, tourist courts were common along Route 66. They often were built on a city’s edge, where land was cheaper and where building and operating costs were lower. This enabled the owner to keep room rates low and intercept travelers before they could reach a downtown hotel.
Members of the Quapaw tribe are teaming up with descendants of African-American slaves to research and preserve an archaeological site that contains the remains of their ancestors.