Les Winkeler is sports editor and outdoors writer for The Southern Illinoisan.
GIANT CITY STATE PARK — It’s been nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic came crashing down on America.
GRAND TOWER — In the early 1800s Meriwether Lewis and William Clark traveled the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri and Columbia rivers on their Voya…
Jan Swetz, a Royalton native now living in Carrier Mills, would love to be able to fish the Bill Harkins/Don Sanders Four Man tournament one m…
Millions of songbirds are currently moving south to their wintering grounds, but the movement goes largely unnoticed, except for avid birders.
If the Wizard of Oz is ever remade, the iconic scene of Dorothy Gale stepping onto the front porch and seeing her world transform from black and white to brilliant color should be shot at the zinnia field at Rendleman Orchard.
It’s been 17 years since Chad Morgenthaler traded in a fire truck for a fishing boat.
Beginning in 2021 even the most avid Southern Illinois waterfowlers will have plenty of time to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family.
The USA Bassin Next Generation National Championship has been good for Trey McKinney.
Les' wife and granddaughters walk along the Ohio River at Cave-In-Rock.
Tourists make the trip to Hardin County to check out the infamous Cave-In-Rock.