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Kevin Wang at an old bridge in Lewis County. Replanted: Things Yale Didn't Teach Me - And Missouri Did
For some reason, a lot of people I’ve met think that graduating from Yale means I’ve learned almost everything there is to know. Sure, Yale taught...


The Covered Dish
This past summer I wrote a recipe for a side dish of lemon pilaf. With just a little bit of innovation it has now become a ‘winter’ wild rice...


Replanted: Diving In
“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else….Knowledge can be...


The Covered Dish
It has been an intriguing week at the Uhrig home. That old saying about, ‘Don’t let any grass grow under your feet,’ has totally been the story at...


The Covered Dish
My favorite holiday has arrived and like a little kid I’m in high gear and excited as can be. Everyone went home after Thanksgiving and I wanted...


Replanted: Reflections from Home
My experience in Missouri has given me much in the way of seeing the world anew, and I definitely had my fair share of refreshing reflections when...


Kevin Wang- Reporting intern at the PNJ. Replanted: Lamar
Kevin Wang I made a diagonal cut through the middle of Missouri last week when I drove from Quincy down to Lamar in southwestern Missouri. After...


The Covered Dish By Debbie Dance Uhrig
I received soooo…. many positive comments when I served this vegetable bisque a year ago I felt it needed to be shared. The first title of the...


The Covered Dish
Christmas is in full swing at Silver Dollar City, it’s not only phenomenal it’s invigorating. With an additional 1 1/2 million lights, it brings our grand total to 6 1/2...
Replanted: The Language of Music
If there is a universal language, it must be music. Though not everyone can speak it or read it, everyone can be moved by it. Everyone can feel its...


Replanted: Past and Future
My medical school interview this week was in Florida at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Many of you may be familiar with the Mayo Clinic up in...


Replanted
Kevin Wang, PNJ’s reporting intern, traveled back to his alma materYale University this past week for a medical school interview. While he was...


Kevin visits Times Square at night. Replanted: An Old Friend
In the middle of last week, I boarded a Southwest flight from St. Louis to New York City. I was heading to the Big Apple to interview at some...


Replanted: Individual Freedom
Part of the reason I came to rural Missouri was to understand why I might ever want to stay here. As a 22-year-old fresh college grad addicted to...


Replanted: Community Journalism
Though my dive into community journalism has just begun (I've only been at the paper for five weeks), I've already started seeing some stark...