Crawford County News

Book features 50 years of research and memories on forest lookouts

A first book offering by a Missouri-born author is the work of a man who spent more than 50 years pursuing his forest lookout tower hobby. Throughout that time, he collected information, pictures, and stories about these lookouts. A few years ago, he was urged to convert his boxes of materials into a book and to not let his memories and wealth of information be lost. The result of that work is “Remembering Missouri’s Lookout Towers – A Place above the Trees” by Bob Frakes.

Concerned resident questions camping on county roads

South Crawford County resident Ron Bishop is concerned about safety on an intersection of two county roads in the Mark Twain National Forest near his home. He approached county commissioners at their October 1 meeting to find out if there was anything to be done about the situation.