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Cafe B-29

Cafe B-29

Ozark diner pays tribute to American heroes You can tell there’s something different about Cafe B-29 before you walk in the door. It’s not every restaurant where ammo boxes double as flower planters, helmets are refashioned as booth lights and one of two 6-foot-tall...

The Outdoor Inheritance

The Outdoor Inheritance

Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation trains the next generation Even if you’re not a hunter, you see them throughout the fall: The camouflaged bowhunter glassing a ridge, or the orange shapes emerging from the fields and woods, headlamps bobbing as full dark reclaims...

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,...

Bridging Time

Bridging Time

Community works to save Jenkins Bridge for posterity When Denise Prisk looks at Jenkins Bridge, she sees a wonderful opportunity to link the past to the present. Coming from a long line of Jenkins residents, Denise remembers when the bridge was an integral part of...

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...

Pastvina pork

Pastvina pork

David Borrowman returns to the farm From his kitchen just outside Smithville, David Borrowman can see the long rows of corn he planted stretching to the horizon. The corn he can see out the window is the hybrid variety typical of most Midwest farms. When it’s...

Cabinets on wheels

Cabinets on wheels

HYK Outdoors campers reconnect you with nature There comes a time in every avid outdoorsman’s or outdoorswoman’s life when a tent just doesn’t cut it anymore. Jeff and Laura Baker reached that point a couple years ago. “My wife and I really love to camp,” Jeff says....

Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

Carving imagination to life with pumpkins The contorted reflection stares back, pauses, then smiles. One eyebrow raises as the opposite eye closes tightly, as if wrenched in pain. Mike Brown turns to pick up a small tool and begins to peel layers of pumpkin flesh,...

Cole’s Hearth Room

Cole’s Hearth Room

Fine dining and fun cocktails in Palmyra   A chef, mixologist and former professional fighter, Coltin Cole may not have known his road would lead to Palmyra but he was always destined for the kitchen. Starting with summer cooking classes as an 8-year-old and...

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