News from “Where the Rivers Meet”

June 30th, 2012

Welcome to News from “Where the Rivers Meet,” where you can get a glimpse into the lives of some of the kind people who live in the Brunswick area, check up on what is happening in our little corner of the world, and keep up-to-date on local events and activities. “Like” us on Facebook for an easy way to stay connected. Spread the word and “Share” us with your friends and family.

Total Solar Eclipse – Monday, August 21, 2017

August 19th, 2017

Rubber Duck Race

July 20th, 2016

Don’t “duck” your chance to support the Brunswick Area Heritage Museum. Join in the fun and get your tickets at Plantation Antiques UpRiver or UpRiver Urban Exchange. Ducks to be launched at the Pecan Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Duck Race - 2016

Brunswick Area Heritage Museum Open House

July 15th, 2016

Exciting News! The Brunswick Area Heritage Museum will be hosting a grand opening on Sunday, September, 18, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a special guest and refreshments. Please plan to attend and join in the celebration.

Great Interview with Clint Gesling!

April 22nd, 2016

Clint Gesling had a wonderful opportunity to discuss Brunswick’s upcoming Wildcat Catfish Tournament, August 7, on Catfish Weekly

Visit the Wildcat Catfish Tournament for more information and help spread the word by liking us on Facebook.

Not a fisherman, visit Brunswick that weekend to see the boats and some HUGE catfish. While you are in town, leave plenty of time to visit the unique shops and enjoy some fabulous dining in downtown Brunswick.

Wildcat Tournament Flyer 2016


Rural Missouri County Among Best Places To Grow Up For Future Income Growth

August 7th, 2015

Who knew?

Check out the broadcast at the following link:

Thank you Veterans!

July 8th, 2015

American FlagHonor Guard @ AttentionCantata with Carol Edmunson directorRalph Kennedy

Carol Edmunson

Blessings of Living in a Small Town

April 22nd, 2014

There are many benefits to living in a small town and the evidence filled the downtown area today with a non-stop flurry of activity by Brunswick RII students, donning neon orange T-shirts. A host of community volunteers worked alongside the students and teachers to beautify the downtown area. The windows sparkle and the streets have been swept clean. A great big thank you to the school administration, staff, and students for jumping into this project with such enthusiasm. What a blessing to see the community come together on this project. Everyone involved did a fantastic job! Thank You!

Earth Day Collage

“Great place to shop and eat…”

November 4th, 2013

“I am embarrassed to say that I have lived in Richmond, Mo for twenty plus years and this was my first visit to your town. It was absolutely delightful. Great places to shop and great places to eat but most of all —- great people! Everyone I encountered was so friendly and nice without exception. What really impressed me was the pride of the people of your community for their town. I had the privilege to spend some time visiting with the owner of the dime store and the lady at King Hill. I learned about the town and about pecans. The afternoon went so fast. I don’t usually send notes like this but I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to visit Brunswick. I will most definitely be back.” Linda P

The World’s Largest Pecan Moves to Town

July 20th, 2013

Pecan Picter before move WEB

Pecan transported by ASB

Kenny Reichert recognized as National Conservation Leader

February 16th, 2013

Chariton County farmer, Kenny Reichert, was recognized as one of the ntion’s conservation leaders January 29 at the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Reichert, who owns and operates a farm near Brunswick and is chair of the Chariton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors, received the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award from Jason Weller, acting chief of the USDA’s Natural REsources Conservation Service (NRCS). The award recognizes an individual who provides superior service to the conservation community in promoting and leading conservation on private lands. The late Olin Sims was a Wyoming rancher and NACD president whose life was distinguished by years of volunteerism to conservation.

“Like Olin Sims, Kenny Reichert sees conservation of natural resources as more than something you  just do for yourself and for the benefit of your own farm or ranch. It’s something you do to benefit your neighbors, community, state and country.” Weller said.

Reichert has been practicing and advocating no-till planting for nearly 30 years, and has served a key role in promoting conservation activities through NRCS’ Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Reichert’s efforts have been key in getting farmers in his area to implement practices that are helping to improve water quality in the MIssissippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. REichert also has become an untiring promoter of soil health. He guided the Chariton County SWCD board in organizing two workshops to promote soil-health-building practices like cover crops. More than 300 peoPle attended the workshops.

Reichert also steered the Chariton County SWCD’s efforts in working with NRCS, the MIssouri Department of Natural REsources, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the University of Missouri and private businesses to develop a soil health demonstration farm. The farm is one of two in the nation that is testing which cover crops perform best at improving soil health and water quality.

“I have never seen as much excitement as there is now with cover crops,” Reichert says. “We’re just revisiting the days of my grandfather. They were using cover crops without knowing the science behind why they worked. Now we have the technology and research to back up why they make such good sense.”

To help alleviate fears of his fellow farmers who were concerned with the costs and effectiveness of completely changing their farming practices, Reichert represented his district in encouraging the Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission to implement a pilot cost-share program in Chariton County for cover crops.

Reichert says he is honored to receive the Olin Sims award, but adds that he doesn’t view what he does as anything special.

“To me, I’m just doing what I should be doing,” he says. “And it isn’t just me doing these things; it’s the “Chariton County) board. I just happen to be chairman and am out front.”