Golf club prepared for a long putt.

Payne Stewart

On this date in Missouri history, a plane crash claims the life of Springfield professional golfer Payne Stewart.

Injured German shepherd apparently survived crash

Powerful thunderstorms moved through our area on the night of May 22, 1962. As threatening weather passed, my father went outside, came back in later, and said, “I heard something, and I don’t think it was thunder.”

The crash of Flight 11

At around 9:20 PM, the peace in the Missouri/Iowa border town of Unionville, Missouri was shattered by a loud, explosive boom. It wasn’t thunder.