Heather Berry

Old Dutch Tavern

Old Dutch Tavern

Delicious Housemade Eats in a Retro, Casual Setting If you ask someone to describe what a tavern is, you’ll probably get a wide variety of replies. A tavern is a place of business where people gather to visit with friends. All serve drinks, and most have the added...

Smooth Spirits

Smooth Spirits

Nobletons embraces the world of rum Good things come to those who wait, and no one knows that better than Demetrius Cain. He often waits months for his efforts to come to fruition. But his patient nature — and a bit of chemist-like wizardry — make it all worthwhile....

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Doug Cox and his stainless steel creations Weathered hands pick up the smooth stainless steel as if it were a piece of glass. The craftsman wipes the dust off onto his jeans. His smile indicates Doug Cox has found a diamond in the rough. “These make great bug bodies,”...

A Purpose for Everything

A Purpose for Everything

Fulton business helps employees shine If you ask Barbara Reid how long it takes for a dream to become reality, she will tell you “about six hours.” But it was six years ago when Barbara and fellow special education teacher Phyllis Swiney were thinking about their...

Isaiah’s Colorful Heart

Isaiah’s Colorful Heart

On a Mission to Spread Healing Smiles Five years ago, Isaiah Mills was at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for heart surgery to install a pacemaker. The 5-year-old was scared. To alleviate Isaiah’s fear, a nurse gave him a goody bag with coloring books and crayons hoping...

The Thrill of It All

The Thrill of It All

It may be difficult to imagine how elephants once came to reside in Lancaster more than 100 years ago. Numerous newspaper accounts from the day paint an exciting picture, but no source is better than the Schuyler County Historical Society. “Back then, it was probably...

Rescue on a Mission

Rescue on a Mission

Without a sound, she’s by your side gazing up at you. As you sit at the table, the furry greeter quietly hops up in the chair beside you and pleads with big brown eyes to be invited to sit. “Olive will work her way onto your lap and into your heart before you know...

Sara Evans: Born to Fly

Sara Evans: Born to Fly

Missouri’s sweetheart of country music A screen door squeaks closed in the background. You can imagine Sara Evans is taking this call with a cup of coffee while curled up on a porch swing at her Nashville home. Her warm smile carries through the phone as the easy...

The peril of a species

The peril of a species

One man’s efforts to save the rare butternut For Tom Wekenborg, checking on the tree saplings on his hundreds of acres in southwest Callaway County can take the better part of a day. It’s a humid morning and the dark sky is about to open up with a deluge. Tom jumps in...

Men on a Mission

Men on a Mission

Unique museum shares space items and history   Earl Mullins remembers when he first saw it moving across the night sky nearly 60 years ago. The equivalent of a giant silver balloon floating in space, the Echo 1 was the first satellite to relay messages back to...

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