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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....

More than a teacher

More than a teacher

This week my kids got postcards telling them who their teacher would be for the coming school year. It took me right back to my days as a Clarksburg C-2 Bulldog. My teacher for most of my formative years was Nancy Hartman, who had a huge influence on my life. Between...

Reliable, affordable responsible electricity

Reliable, affordable responsible electricity

Matching responsible generation with the need for reliable, affordable power From the White House, a proposed plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and create a carbon-free power sector by 2035 means power generators like Associated Electric Cooperative...

Honey do!

Honey do!

Let nature's sugar help sweeten your recipes September is National Honey Month and what better way to celebrate than to stir some of the naturally sweet elixir into your favorite recipes?If you’re using honey as a replacement for granulated sugar, use half the amount...

Scopus/Sedgefest

Scopus/Sedgefest

A good time for a good cause It all started over drinks at the former Bollinger County Country Club. Randy and Brenda “Shorty” Johnson were visiting with friends when the conversation turned to helping others who were less fortunate by raising money in some way. What...

Precious Memories

Precious Memories

Find peace, serenity and more at Precious Moments They come from far and wide — grandparents both young and old with children in tow; young couples with babies in strollers; small clubs and large groups. Even husbands stand, mouths agape, pointing in awe of the...

Taking the time

Taking the time

A traffic stop that ended with more than a ticket It was after 10 p.m. one hot Sunday night in August 2020. Missouri Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeffrey W. Huff was westbound on Interstate 70 when the headlights of a speeding car quickly came up behind him. “I clocked the car...

Pilot House

Pilot House

Classic sandwiches and more at  a Cape Girardeau institution The cozy eatery is much more than just a place to get your next meal. This dining destination is a southeast Missouri institution that pays homage to Cape Girardeau’s river roots. The portions are plentiful...

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