Featured

Maria strikes again

Maria strikes again

Silent courthouse clock will chime once more in Bloomfield Starting in 1909, residents of Bloomfield marked the passage of time by a four-sided clock that ticked off the seconds and boomed out the hours from a tower high above the courthouse. The clock presided over...

Whittles and Fiddles

Whittles and Fiddles

Fiddle-maker shares his passion for music The radio is where it all began for Chester, an 83-year-old fiddle-maker who resides near Sullivan. Inspired by the music he heard with his family, Chester picked up his first instrument at 14. “I had listened to the ‘Grand...

Rustic Duck

Rustic Duck

Find homecooked food, wildlife art and a lifetime of happiness in Appleton City Take a trip around the lake at Susan Hearting’s farm and you’ll find a lot of things taking wing from the nest. Some are molting downy feathers while their wooden doubles watch from a...

Community, Creativity and Culture

Community, Creativity and Culture

Columbia rapper NicDanger plans a better future, one track at a time Growing up in Columbia, Nicholas Rodriguez, or NicDanger, as he’s better known around town, felt like the odd kid out around his peers. The 32-year-old’s rise from being a frustrated grade schooler...

Golf, games and good times

Golf, games and good times

State Tech brings high-tech driving range to Linn The “click” of a golf ball being struck echoes through the chilly winter air. The weather might be a little too crisp to hit links for nine holes this afternoon, but golf enthusiasts in mid-Missouri now have the...

2023 Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

2023 Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

Plenty of memories are made by Missourians when visiting one of the many state parks and historic sites dotted across the Show-Me State. Parkgoers can take in the beauty of the landscape along the more than 1,000 miles of trails or discover the past at one of the...

Camp of Curiosity

Camp of Curiosity

A fun camp for all things science by Heather Berry The past 31 years have been quite an adventure for Lori and Scott Martin. When they step out the front door each day, they’ve arrived at their workplace where more than 300 critters — including mammals, amphibians,...

Where it all began

Where it all began

Celebrating 75 years telling the story of rural Missouri Editor’s note: As the Rural Missouri staff looks back on 75 years covering the people and places of our great state, here’s an editorial that ran in the inaugural issue in January 1948. Written by Editor Homer...

Over the years

Over the years

A look back at 75 years o Rural Missouri On a frosty day in December 1947, the presses at the Drover’s Journal in Kansas City cranked up and didn’t stop until more than 100,000 copies of the first Rural Electric Missourian were printed and headed to mailboxes across...

Faces of Rural Missouri

Faces of Rural Missouri

Rural Missouri’s editors have always used their cameras to tell the story of the people who appeared on the magazine’s pages. Over the years, our talented photojournalists have documented a way of life that in many instances has vanished. This month we share many of...

Pin It on Pinterest