Kaitlyn McConnell

Nancy Brown, Dade County’s 92-year-old Café Pie Baker

Jun 8, 2021
Provided by Kaitlyn McConnell

Kaitlyn McConnell is the founder of Ozarks Alive, a website that is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of local culture and history. To visit the site, click here. And to listen to the audio essay of "Ozarks Alive: Time Capsule," click the "play" icon below.

Kaitlyn McConnell / Ozarks Alive

Kaitlyn McConnell is the founder of Ozarks Alive, a website that is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of local culture and history. To visit the site, click here. Listen to the audio essay below.

Provided by Kaitlyn McConnell

 

Kaitlyn McConnell is the founder of Ozarks Alive, a website that is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of local culture and history. To visit the site, click here. Listen to the audio essay below.

CoxHealth to offer around-the-clock urgent care

Jan 16, 2019
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Injuries and illness happen around the clock, but starting next week, The Turner Center clinic at CoxHealth will offer 24-hour urgent care for both kids and adults.

Kaitlyn McConnell is a spokeswoman for CoxHealth.

“This is a new thing we’re doing. It’s actually a new thing for the whole region—we don’t know of anyone else in the vicinity who’s doing something like this,” McConnell said.

Barry County History Museum / Barry County History Museum

As we continue our series “Mysteries of the Hollers,” we now travel to Roaring River State Park, where a so-called Mountain Maid once resided in a cabin tucked away in the woods.

When people usually think of clairvoyants, they envision a woman at a carnival wearing a turban, staring ominously into a crystal ball. Jean Wallace, on the other hand was much more down to earth—though just as mysterious.

Exploring the Human Interest Stories of the Ozarks

Jul 9, 2018
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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrier, speaks with founder of Ozarks Alive--Kaitlyn McConnell.

Today's discussion looks at this endeavor by McConnell to explore the rich history and traditions of the Ozarks, through her cultural preservation project.

Cox Health South
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Good news for job-seekers:  CoxHealth, one of Springfield’s largest employers, wants to fill 50 positions, and the health care system says it will offer those new hires an added bonus. 

The job fair on Monday, May 14, will seem to fill 50 environmental and food service jobs.

Some of the positions will not require any previous experience.

Kaitlyn McConnell is a spokeswoman for CoxHealth.

Blogger Preserving Ozarks’ Unique History

Mar 29, 2016

Kaitlyn McConnell, the blogger behind Ozarks Alive, is no novice when it comes to writing about the history of the area. She’s originally from outside Marshfield in Webster County, and at age 17 she began writing a column called “Landmarks,” where she wrote about local historical sites for The Marshfield Mail.

McConnell’s interest in history was sparked in high school after reading the book Walkin’ Preacher of the Ozarks by Guy Howard.