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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...

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...

Field of flowers

Field of flowers

Business is blooming at Turtle Hills Flower Farm Marleen and Dave Prater never pictured themselves running a flower farm. In fact, they never expected to return to the area around Sullivan where they grew up. But today they find themselves surrounded by budding plants...

Fun at Fellows Lake

Fun at Fellows Lake

For Matt Taylor, the magnetic draw of the lake is in his blood. As a two-year-old he played on the bank while his father fished. A decade or so later, Fellows was where he developed a lifelong love of sailing. “This lake is incredibly fickle,” he says, with a smile...

Edgewood Creamery

Edgewood Creamery

Handcrafted cheese, milk and more in Purdy The dull clang of a cowbell rings in the spring breeze. While cowbells used to help farmers locate their cattle, these bells chime as the employees of Edgewood Creamery arrive to start their day. When Kelli Stephens purchased...

The Hoof Family Steakhouse

The Hoof Family Steakhouse

Delicious steaks in Monroe County There are two entrances leading into The Hoof Family Steakhouse in Madison and it doesn’t matter to co-owners Keith Thomas and Charles Wheeler which one you choose as long as you come on inside. Once inside, Keith nods to a trail of...

Wildwood Springs Lodge

Wildwood Springs Lodge

1920s lodge brings legends to the living room Just off a twisty two-lane highway sits a relic of the Roaring ’20s, a reminder of a time when city dwellers fled to the country for respite where the air was clear and worries far away. At one time 13 of these resorts...

Backyard Paradise

Backyard Paradise

John Hess explores Brawley Creek Every day of every season, there’s a play unfolding on the banks of Brawley Creek in Johnson County. John Hess is there, camera in hand, watching the actors. Today he might have his eye on the Virginia bluebells, tomorrow a luna moth...

On the Banks of Deer Creek

On the Banks of Deer Creek

​Bev McCulloch rebuilds 1829 log cabin When Benjamin Fry built his log cabin south of the town that would one day become Plattsburg, northwest Missouri looked a little different. In 1829, the cabin was on Missouri’s frontier. The Platte Purchase had not been made,...

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