Mountain Home Observer

An Independent Woman, Changing Times, And A Bully Pulpit: ‘Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks’ tells all! Before the word Ozarks was synonymous with the idea of goofy hillbillies, fast boats, and family vacations, it was a place where real people lived their lives day-to-day and learned about the world from their local newspapers.


The new biography “Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks” by Susan Croce Kelly is a wonderful recounting of the colorful, productive life of Lucile Morris Upton, who

KSMU Radio

For our pop-up series KSMU Summer Reading, reporter Gregory Holman interviews Susan Croce Kelly about her new biography of a legendary Springfield journalist.‘It started as a project. It turned into a labor of love’ — Susan Croce Kelly spent years writing a biography of Lucile Morris Upton, ‘Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks’


Longtime journalist Lucile Morris Upton memorialized in new bookSusan Croce Kelly wrote “Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks,” which features the life and legacy of Lucile Morris Upton.Read More