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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,...

Just for the record

Just for the record

Wayne Glenn collects, recollects and more Wayne Glenn is one of the rare few who can say he’s loved his career from start to finish. He took a hobby from his youth and spun it into a 43-year career on Ozarks radio airwaves. Last May, the Nixa man known as “The Old...

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...

The historical Finke Theatre

The historical Finke Theatre

Community theatre at its best since 1885 If the idea of traveling to large cities to attend events still seems a bit daunting these days, look no further than some of the small towns in your area. You might be pleasantly surprised at the talented individuals or groups...

Handmade in Tipton, USA

Handmade in Tipton, USA

Gokey proves Missouri-made footwear can compete President Theodore Roosevelt wore them. So did Ernest Hemingway. Grandpa Jones liked to show them off on “Hee Haw.” For more than 170 years, Gokey has been the choice for those who demand quality footwear. Yet most...

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...

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