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Jessie & Jake Wyrill

Meet Young Farmers Jake and Jessie Wyrill (Farm A to Z)

Jake and Jessie Wyrill joined Jake’s family farming in Kirwin, Kansas as they graduated from Kansas State and got married. The family grows corn, grain sorghum/milo, soybean, wheat, and alfalfa. We also raise Black Angus and Hereford cattle. What’s one thing that makes your farm unique? We are blessed to have the opportunity to farm with […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Saint Louis Zoo!

The Saint Louis Zoo. Just the words pique my interest! I can remember hearing incredible things about it for quite a while before I went and when I finally got there, I wondered what had taken me so long! It is a mainstay in my list of things guests need to see. In fact, not […]

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St. Louis A to Z:  YMCA of Greater St. Louis

The role of YMCA in every city is something to take note of. I remember growing up and the Y was right across from our local library branch… lots of summer bike rides to that part of the neighborhood! Those small Ys probably are all closed now, but when I think of all the programs […]

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St. Louis A to Z: St. Francis Xavier College Church

We all knew that the letter X would be hard to come up with in most of the A to Z efforts, but having a local help me meant that it was easy! St. Francis Xavier College Church is actually the first church I think I went to in St. Louis. The Jesuit Church is […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Washington University, World’s Fair & Westport

There are lots of places to go in St. Louis that start with the letter W so it was a bit hard to decide which few things to focus on, but I knew immediately which one would take first billing — Washington University. Washington University I will confess to not knowing much about Washington University […]

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Letters from Ferguson, History and Wanting to Soar

I have been meaning to write this post for more than a month now but I kept leaving something behind as I traveled. One of the great things about being home for a while is I am reminding myself of all those things I’ve been meaning to do and while I don’t have time to […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Veiled Prophet

The letter V in my St. Louis A to Z was a challenge I have to admit! Luckily, my friend Danielle from the office came through for me with not one but TWO things in St. Louis that start with the letter V but I have dragged my feet on this so much that one changed […]

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Top Tips for Dealing with Flight Delays & Cancellations

As you know, last week I was one of the thousands in Nashville bracing for how travel would be impacted by the pending snowstorm Octavia. Well, there was no snow and it was ice instead. Monday was a long day. My flight was to have left at 5:25 am. To be sure I was here, I got […]

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