Paul Newton

Dubious Claims Brewing Co.

Dubious Claims Brewing Co.

Pizza, pasta and pretzels in a unique brewpub The journey to opening a brewpub began for Neil Wilkerson on his honeymoon to Breckenridge, Colorado more than three decades ago. It was his first time visiting and he and his wife patronized the newly opened Breckenridge...

An eye for beauty

An eye for beauty

Benton photographer captures small towns, landscapes It’s no surprise that Larry Braun was drawn to photography. He got it from his dad, who purchased his camera in Japan just after World War II. Likewise, Larry picked up his first camera — a Canon F-1 — in Hong Kong...

2022 Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

2022 Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

Missourians have been spoiled for decades with an unrivaled state park and historic site system. Show-Me State residents are proud of their parks and the memories made in them. The parks have become even more popular recently as the COVID-19 pandemic began pushing...

Cake boss

Cake boss

Jackson baker creates over-the-top cakes Katie Goodpasture had a problem. Her soon-to-be 4-year-old daughter Grace had a birthday coming up and she had a specific request. “She wanted a My Little Pony-themed birthday,” Katie explains. “It wasn’t popular in 2009 and...

Firehouse 54

Firehouse 54

Unique pizza creations in a cozy setting Tana Kinder knows the moment she realized her idea for a pizza restaurant would come to fruition. The hairdresser-turned-pizza maker was serving up pies from her 20-foot gooseneck trailer on the Eagleville square, just as she...

Called to action

Called to action

Missouri’s electric co-ops help turn the lights back on after Hurricane Ida The days are long. The conditions are treacherous. The sun is sweltering. The task at hand is enormous. But these lineworkers are up for it all. Following the wide path of destruction left by...

Flour, water, salt, time and love

Flour, water, salt, time and love

Baker finds peace making bread the old-fashioned way It’s a quiet and still morning on the farm. Cell service is spotty at best and not many cars pass by on the gravel road. Chris Foley is alternating his time between chopping wood and hurling a Frisbee for his dog,...

Pursuit of the paranormal

Pursuit of the paranormal

The hustle and bustle of the busy suburban downtown gives way to quiet evenings just blocks away from the Missouri River. As you navigate the cobblestone sidewalks and roadways of downtown St. Charles, you’re pulled back in time as you hear about the history and...

Pilot House

Pilot House

Classic sandwiches and more at  a Cape Girardeau institution The cozy eatery is much more than just a place to get your next meal. This dining destination is a southeast Missouri institution that pays homage to Cape Girardeau’s river roots. The portions are plentiful...

Hickory Ridge Orchard

Hickory Ridge Orchard

Apples, pears, pumpkins and more on the farm Brandt Schisler had a void. The condo he and his wife, Kelsey, owned in Colorado just wasn’t the same as the traditional rural farm he and his brother ran around growing up. It was tight quarters with not much of a yard to...

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