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The ‘real’ housewives

The ‘real’ housewives

A couple nights ago, Lindsey and I got the kids to bed and we sat down on the couch to watch some TV. I started to flip through the channels trying to find something we could agree on. On the screen was a show called “The Real Housewives from Somewhere or the Other.”...

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...

Maria strikes again

Maria strikes again

Silent courthouse clock will chime once more in Bloomfield Starting in 1909, residents of Bloomfield marked the passage of time by a four-sided clock that ticked off the seconds and boomed out the hours from a tower high above the courthouse. The clock presided over...

Whittles and Fiddles

Whittles and Fiddles

Fiddle-maker shares his passion for music The radio is where it all began for Chester, an 83-year-old fiddle-maker who resides near Sullivan. Inspired by the music he heard with his family, Chester picked up his first instrument at 14. “I had listened to the ‘Grand...

The Cookie Artist

The Cookie Artist

Platte City entrepreneur teaches the art of cookie decorating Not all cookies are created equal. April Kolanchick knows this well. After she pulls her sugar cookies from the oven she stands poised, ready to hand-paint flowers atop the royal icing. Just beyond the...

Rustic Duck

Rustic Duck

Find homecooked food, wildlife art and a lifetime of happiness in Appleton City Take a trip around the lake at Susan Hearting’s farm and you’ll find a lot of things taking wing from the nest. Some are molting downy feathers while their wooden doubles watch from a...

2023 Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

2023 Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

Plenty of memories are made by Missourians when visiting one of the many state parks and historic sites dotted across the Show-Me State. Parkgoers can take in the beauty of the landscape along the more than 1,000 miles of trails or discover the past at one of 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...

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