Paul Newton

Handcrafted harmony

Handcrafted harmony

Maysville man creates one-of-a-kind instruments The story has been the same for Kelly Stillfield ever since he picked up his most recent hobby, to put it lightly, more than a decade ago. He peruses musical instrument social media pages and message boards full of...

An incredible journey

An incredible journey

Events celebrate the historic Black bicycle corps History comes alive across the Show-Me State in July as Missouri State Parks celebrates the 125th anniversary of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps’ incredible journey from Fort Missoula, Montana to St. Louis. State Parks...

The Heist II

The Heist II

Over-the-top sandwiches and wraps in an historical setting Inside the narrow corner store, “Wanted! Dead or Alive” posters line the brick wall. A newspaper clipping details the $2,000 stolen from this building by Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang when it was The...

Bettering Their Community

Bettering Their Community

Macon Electric helps their members, community in more ways than one It’s a chilly Monday morning in Clarence. Lineworkers from Macon Electric Cooperative stay warm in their heavy Carhartt gear as they exit their digger-derrick truck. These employees aren’t hanging...

Go Capture A Winner

Go Capture A Winner

Tips for how to make that prize-winning Missouri State Parks photo Nowadays, almost everyone has a camera handy every time they leave the house. Smartphones and their high-tech cameras have made any moment the perfect time to capture your surroundings. In fact, in...

The Perfect Blend

The Perfect Blend

Camdenton spice shop teaches needed job skills Careful measurements are being made in the back of the spice shop. Rebecca Christiansen points out which spices need to be measured, put into jars and labeled for sale. Someone walks in the shop’s storefront on the...

Best of Rural Missouri 2022

Best of Rural Missouri 2022

Contest reveals Rural Missouri readers’ favorites Rural Missouri readers were ready to explore the Show-Me State this past year and weren’t shy about sharing their favorite places to eat, shop, visit and play. Our annual Best of Rural Missouri Readers’ Choice Contest...

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie

Rolla pie shop  serves up sweet treats When you walk in the door the aroma almost stops you in your tracks. The sweet smell of an American Apple, Red Velvet or Boston Cream pie is reminiscent of pie shop co-owner Ryan Warnol’s childhood. “My great-grandparents had the...

Back on the hardwood

Back on the hardwood

Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball team returns to action in Columbia The coaches shout instructions and the players respond, despite the clamor of metal clanging and banging in the gymnasium. There’s the distinct smell of burned rubber that fills the air as the intensity...

America Bowman Restaurant

America Bowman Restaurant

Authentic Irish cuisine in an historical setting With a menu full of mouthwatering dishes, diners at America Bowman Restaurant will undoubtedly need something to wash it all down. There’s plenty of soda as well as wine and spirits all made not far from the restaurant...

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