Atchison walk provides nice look at community

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Atchison may be the birthplace of famed aviator Amelia Earhart, but it offers more for visitors to check out. The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum may be the most popular attraction in the northeast Kansas city of about 11,000, but the Missouri Riverfront offers a great view, The city has a river walk that runs about… Continue Reading …

Amelia Earhart hails from Atchison, Kansas

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Amelia Earhart sought to become the first woman to fly solo around the world in the 1930s. Sadly, she didn’t make it. Earhart’s plane disappeared near the Nukumanu Islands in the Pacific Ocean. She was en route to Howland Island. Earhart’s flight started in Miami, Florida, June 1, 1937. Her plane disappeared July 2nd. Her… Continue Reading …

Let the good times roll at St. Joe’s Boudreaux

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A little bit of Louisiana in the Midwest. That’s Boudreaux in St. Joseph. The Cajun seafood restaurant is located in downtown St. Joe. The food was worth the stop. This was our third attempt to dine here. The first two times were on a Sunday. The restaurant, as most of downtown, was closed. I think… Continue Reading …

Weston, Missouri, offers great day trip opportunities for Midlanders

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Weston was once a major port city along the Missouri River. During its heyday, the city was second in size only to St. Louis in Missouri. Times change. A major flood eventually moved the Missouri River a mile west of town. So, now the once mighty river city is a great day trip location for… Continue Reading …

Pizza! Pizza! Omaha Culinary Tours features tasty samples of local eateries

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If I were to ask you to pick one food item you identify with Omaha, would what you say? Steak? Most likely. How about pizza? No? Well, after a tour of local pizza eateries, we could change our minds on that. We participated in another fun foodie tour with Omaha Culinary Tours. The targets this… Continue Reading …

Rockettes kick off the holiday season at Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre

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  The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” may star the Rockettes, but the show features a lot more talent than just the esteemed dancers. The holiday show opened its 18-day, 34-show run at the Omaha Orpheum Theatre Thursday. The shows include the “Radio City Singers,” actors, additional dancers and, of course, the Rockettes. Omaha is one… Continue Reading …

Pro football returned to Omaha in 2014, but will it be back?

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Professional football returned to Omaha in 2014 with mixed results. The on-field product was excellent. The Omaha Mammoths’ players performed well. They displayed professionalism and showed why a lot of these guys could play in the National Football League. Jordan Jefferson displayed a decent arm and foot speed. The LSU product appears good enough to… Continue Reading …

Mason City, Iowa – home to ‘The Music Man’ and more

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“Well, ya got trouble, my friend. Right here, I say trouble right here in River City.” Anyone who has seen the movie or watched the musical knows these words are from the musical “The Music Man.” Robert Preston portrayed the lead character in the movie, Harlon Hill. Shirley Jones and Buddy Hackett also starred. The… Continue Reading …

The Day the Music Died: Paying respects to Buddy Holly and early Rock stars in Clear Lake

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I have been a fan of Buddy Holly’s music since I was a teen-ager. I’m not sure how that came to be. My guess is I picked it up from my older siblings. Buddy Holly (real last name was spelled Holley) died in a tragic plane crash Feb. 3, 1959, about five miles northwest of… Continue Reading …

Clear Lake’s The Barrel looks to restore its 1950s glory

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The Barrel was once a hopping drive-in Clear Lake, Iowa. It was THE place for people to hang out at. Cars filled each spot under the overhang. Carhops delivered meals and drinks. The drive-in opened in 1958. A local radio station had its DJs broadcasting live from a booth atop the drive-in. Life was good.… Continue Reading …