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The history of hydro

The history of hydro

Dams provide affordable and renewable power Electricity generated from hydropower tells an interesting story about today’s energy trends that’s deeper than just water flowing over the dam. It’s a story about a renewable resource that once generated nearly a third of...

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...

Blasts from the Past

Blasts from the Past

Favorite Rural Missouri recipes from the past 25 yearsPork Chili Verde 1 pound pork tenderloin, cubed 1 large onion, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped 1 1/2...

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...

Shave and a haircut

Shave and a haircut

I’ve always thought the best place to get a haircut is on the courthouse square in just about any small town in Missouri. While I haven’t quite figured out how they do it, every downtown barber is well-versed on topics as varied as when to plant your corn, who has 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...

Star of the holidays

Star of the holidays

Missourians’ trees are the highlight of Christmas at The Missouri Governor’s Mansion It’s nearly impossible to see every decoration spread throughout the four rooms of the 150-year-old house. There are trees decorated by children from across Missouri and docents on...

Not your average hut

Not your average hut

La Monte family turns Quonset hut into home The combine got replaced by the living room couch. The tractor was sent on its way to make room for the master bathroom. What once provided protection from the weather for farm equipment and hay now is the dream home for a...

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