In 2017, we brought you news about the state’s best in food, events and more. Read on to see some of our most popular stories from 2017, which include our series on Ebby Steppach, information about new restaurant openings and a piece on mental health.

1. New Developments in Case of Missing Arkansas Woman

Ebby Jane Steppach has been missing since October 24, 2015, but the Little Rock Police Department held a press conference about new developments in her case earlier this year.

New Developments in Case of Missing Arkansas Woman

2. Gone Girl: The Disappearance of Ebby Steppach

Ebby Jane Steppach entered the world on March 31, 1997. From the word go, her mother wanted her daughter to be both her own person and firmly rooted in her family and her faith, a desire exemplified by her unique name.

Gone Girl: The Disappearance of Ebby Steppach

3. Opening the Vault: Timeless Fine Dining Coming to Hot Springs

Thanks to a local team of visionaries, the Vault on its way to becoming the new hot restaurant in Hot Springs.

Opening the Vault: Timeless Fine Dining Coming to Hot Springs

4. A Peaceful Lakeside Cottage: Little Rock Couple Builds Happy Home on Lake Hamilton

Growing up on Lake Hamilton provided a lot of memories forKay Koonce. She wants to have those same memories with her kids, grandkids and friends.

A Peaceful Lakeside Cottage: Little Rock Couple Builds Happy Home on Lake Hamilton

5. Little Rock City Director Candidate Shares Mental Health Struggle

At just 28 years old, Molly Miller saw the need for a progressive candidate in the city and she didn’t hesitate to jump into the race.

Little Rock City Director Candidate Shares Mental Health Struggle

6. Petit & Keet: A New Destination for Little Rock

Like many grand ideas, it all started over a bottle of nice white wine.

Petit & Keet: A New Destination for Little Rock

7. Honoring the Life and Legacy of Scott Snider

Life Champs is a Little Rock nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high quality, professionally-run youth sports leagues, camps and tournaments to kids in Central Arkansas.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Scott Snider

8. Backyard Berry Growing

With a little know-how and careful preparation, you can dine on raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries throughout the growing season.

Backyard Berry Growing

9. Pies Worth The Drive

My travels take me all over Arkansas — and my love of pie takes me into bakeries, diners, truck stops and full-scale restaurants everywhere I go.

Pies Worth The Drive

10. Find Ebby Jane: In Search of the Vanished

Almost exactly one month to the day after moving out, Ebby disappeared, leaving behind her every possession, some cryptic phone conversations and a family desperate for answers.

Find Ebby Jane: In Search of the Vanished

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