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‘Merrilee’ walking through her garden

Published Jun. 16 2019

Merrilee Holzhouser considers herself a “garden walker.”“I love strolling through my yard, looking at the gardens, pulling weeds if I...

Passion for historic home renovation leads to Golden Hammer Award

Published Jun. 16 2019

Restoring older houses has been a passion for Brandon Chambers and Zebulon Thomeczek, whose interest was first sparked when living...

From the Stacks: 'Secret Lives of Color' is a real page-turner

Published Jun. 16 2019

Journalist Kassia St. Clair explores the range of human history through color in 75 stories about shades, hues, pigments and...

On Display: Daniel Fishback discusses waterscape painting

Published Jun. 16 2019

For artist Daniel Fishback, Plein Air painting is his favorite way to paint.He enjoys being outdoors and seeing the beauty...

Ask a Master Gardener: Some trees more tolerant of flooding

Published Jun. 16 2019

Q: My tomatoes in my raised beds are looking terrible (see photo). I can't understand what happened.

Historically Yours: Disney develops interest in art in Marceline

Published Jun. 11 2019

Walter Elias Disney was born Dec. 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, the fourth of five children, to Elias and Flora...

It's the greatest: Ali's training camp opens to public

Published Jun. 9 2019

DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) — The rustic Pennsylvania training camp where Muhammad Ali prepared for some of his most famous...

On Display: Ginny Blankenship depicts her love of the earth through her art

Published Jun. 9 2019

The youngest of eight children born on a 160-acre farm in rural Missouri, artist Ginny Blankenship started her career at...

From the Stacks: 'Flight Behavior' weaves a unique story about love, needs and the planet's welfare

Published Jun. 9 2019

Dellarobia Turnbow needed a miracle.When an unexpected pregnancy during high school led to a sudden marriage into a family she...

Ask a Master Gardener: Worms in gooseberries, restoring garden plots and Japanese beetle comeback

Published Jun. 9 2019

Q: I get these green worms inside my gooseberries every year. How do I control them? I picked them all...

Elton John's songwriter to unveil new visual art at exhibit

Published Jun. 7 2019

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Taupin is known for his longtime musical work with Elton John, but the British...

Fighting Germans and Jim Crow: Role of black troops on D-Day

Published Jun. 5 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of...

Different ways to show paintings, photos to blind people

Published Jun. 5 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As people at the American Alliance of Museums' trade show passed their hands along the raised...

Foe, now friend: Germans find place at D-Day sites in France

Published Jun. 5 2019

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — A vicious foe is now a trusted friend. The epitome of evil is now a cornerstone...

Historically Yours: 'Aunt Jemima' born in St. Joseph

Published Jun. 4 2019

Planes, trains, cars and submarines all good inventions to be sure, but not all inventions were so earth-shattering.

D-Day's 24 hours changed 20th century, Europe forever

Published Jun. 3 2019

ON OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — All at once, Charles Shay tried to stanch the bleeding from a ripped-open stomach,...

Heisinger Bluffs tells residents: 'You Got the Beat'

Published Jun. 2 2019

Vera Backman, Dee Morarity and Susie Jones scanned two long rows of chairs in a large dining area of Heisinger...

From the Stacks: A sweeping adventure leaves readers 'Sleepless' in this graphic novel

Published Jun. 2 2019

I'm beginning to feel like I write only about graphic novels these days, and I do not apologize for it.

Ask a Master Gardener: Storm damaged trees, fescue lawn concerns and herbicide damage

Published Jun. 2 2019

Q: Is this damage from the herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup)? Will it come out of it? I just don't see...

On Display: Meet award-winning photographer Faith Bemiss

Published Jun. 2 2019

This week's featured artist is photographer Faith Bemis. An award-winning photographer, Faith Bemiss, of Sedalia, began her career in 1994...