Savanna Kaiser

The Cookie Artist

The Cookie Artist

Platte City entrepreneur teaches the art of cookie decorating Not all cookies are created equal. April Kolanchick knows this well. After she pulls her sugar cookies from the oven she stands poised, ready to hand-paint flowers atop the royal icing. Just beyond the...

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

Marshfield community ensures no kid sleeps on the floorSome Saturday mornings start slow and quiet, but not this one. The hum of generators and the buzz of sanders in the church parking lot is unmistakable. A big project is underway. The air is full of sawdust and the...

A Time To Dance

A Time To Dance

Children's Ballet of the Ozarks carries on founder's legacy By Savanna Kaiser A melody lilts in gentle rhythm through the halls. Familiar music beckons children to prepare their pointe shoes. Another class is about to begin in the studio with bright windows and large...

Livin’ the River Life

Livin’ the River Life

Paddleboard outfitter offers a unique twist on river floats The sun is drifting toward the western horizon, leaving in its wake a vibrant sky of pink and red over Springfield. The frogs have begun their evening song. A warm breeze stirs the river’s current. T.J....

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