Bowl Me Over

Bowl Me Over

  Soup, stew and chili to warm you from the inside out When winter’s chill has taken hold and the snow is flying, it’s the perfect time to cook up a pot of homemade soup, stew or chili to take off the chill. Soup dates back as far as 6,000 B.C., when hippopotamus...

Ivory Grille

Ivory Grille

Modern eats in a historical hotel setting Since the late 1800s, Sedalia has been known as the home to the state fair, railroads, cattle drives, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival and the beautiful Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. But when it comes to dining worth the...

The enduring appeal of the Appeal

The enduring appeal of the Appeal

Merger keeps alive newspaper Norman Rockwell once immortalized Tasked with painting the quintessential country newspaper for the Saturday Evening Post, artist Norman Rockwell had the entire country to search for his subject. He discovered exactly what he was looking...

Making a difference

Making a difference

Howard Electric proves size doesn't make you small When Richard Fowler accepted the job as manager of Howard Electric Cooperative in 1990, his oldest son wanted to know if they played soccer in Fayette. “I said, ‘If they don’t, we will start a soccer league,’ ”...

New year, new ways

New year, new ways

New year, new you. When we hang the new calendar — and mine is a kitten calendar courtesy of my daughter, Charlie — it’s considered a time to move on from the old year. You might even want to put those 2021 calendars in the recycling bin, never to be considered again....

New Team to lead AMEC

New Team to lead AMEC

Ponder joins Atchison, Haines as association officers A new team will lead Missouri’s electric cooperatives into the future following the election of officers at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting held in October 2021. Darrell Atchison, a...

Cake boss

Cake boss

Jackson baker creates over-the-top cakes Katie Goodpasture had a problem. Her soon-to-be 4-year-old daughter Grace had a birthday coming up and she had a specific request. “She wanted a My Little Pony-themed birthday,” Katie explains. “It wasn’t popular in 2009 and...

Big Dreams on the Big Rivers

Big Dreams on the Big Rivers

Cedarcreek paddler conquers cross-country canoe trip When the new year ticks over, Amanda Hoenes will enter 2022 with one less resolution than in years past. What was once a childhood dream — a 3,300-mile canoe adventure along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers —...

Shop local

Shop local

Buy Missouri helps you support your neighbors with Missouri-made gifts Last year local businesses were struggling to recover from the pandemic. We put together a “Shop Local” page to showcase some of the made-in-Missouri items available for holiday gifts. The page...

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