Tri-County

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...

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Gascosage Electric clears hurdles for high-speed internet to members Recently a well-known member of Gascosage Electric Cooperative paid a visit to his co-op’s office in Dixon. He wanted to learn more about the cooperative’s effort to bring high-speed internet service...

Who’s gonna fill their shoes?

Who’s gonna fill their shoes?

I was heading south on Interstate 55 when the country music station I tuned in played a familiar song. It was George Jones singing “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” The Possum’s sad ballad was an appropriate song for the event I was attending at the request of...

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....

Sheet Pan Magic

Sheet Pan Magic

Flavorful cook-it-together meal options If you feel like your schedule is often running you during the week, the last thing you want to do is prepare a multicourse meal when you get home from work. And if you hate washing pots and pans, give sheet pan dinners a try....

Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

Carving imagination to life with pumpkins The contorted reflection stares back, pauses, then smiles. One eyebrow raises as the opposite eye closes tightly, as if wrenched in pain. Mike Brown turns to pick up a small tool and begins to peel layers of pumpkin flesh,...

Cole’s Hearth Room

Cole’s Hearth Room

Fine dining and fun cocktails in Palmyra   A chef, mixologist and former professional fighter, Coltin Cole may not have known his road would lead to Palmyra but he was always destined for the kitchen. Starting with summer cooking classes as an 8-year-old and...

In It For The Long Crawl

In It For The Long Crawl

An underground adventure with Roubidoux Grotto It didn’t take Kelsie Johnson long to figure out she had no fear of the dark. Spending her middle school years caving Camden County with her mother and her best friend’s family sent her on a lifelong adventure...

Tombstone Tales

Tombstone Tales

Laura Abernathy Huffman resurrects days of Waynesville past at Mitchell Cemetery Drive through downtown Waynesville, cross Roubidoux Creek and fronting the neighborhood of Bell’s Addition you’ll find yourself at Mitchell Cemetery. On Saturday mornings, this also is...

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