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Ken Pletcher

Ken Pletcher moved to Carbondale in 2017 after a long career as a senior editor at Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago. Much of his work there centered on the geography, history, and society of East, Southeast, and South Asia but also included numerous articles on U.S. national parks (e.g., Yellowstone) and notable physical features (e.g., Mount Everest). Late in his career he also was the staff vexillologist (flag maven). He joined the Sun staff as a correspondent in January 2019 and has also pitched in as a substitute copyeditor for the paper.