POKIN AROUND: The adventure of a scenic drive

On Sunday afternoon the sun shone and the temperature hit the upper 40s. There was no pro football on TV. No Illini basketball to watch. No clothes to launder. With the adventurous spirit of Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet, I laced my running shoes, fueled my Ford Escape and embarked on my first trip […]

Are River Bend Bigfoot on the prowl?

I was channel surfing on a Sunday night a while back and paused when our flatscreen suddenly displayed the Animal Planet logo in its lower right-hand corner. Viewing the antics of critters is always a safe choice when this writer-businessman wants to let his mind enjoy a brief respite from any heavy intellectual activity. I […]

Paranormal Investigation Package

The St. Louis Paranormal Research Society is back and will be presenting an overnight investigation at our haunted Pere Marquette Lodge! Those participating in this spooky event will take a guided tour and learn the history and paranormal claims associated with The Lodge and surrounding areas. If weather permitting, you will also take a short walk to […]