Cindy Hiles

From August 8 to 11, 450 people paddled down the Missouri River in canoes, in kayaks, and on stand-up paddleboats—all competing against each other and themselves in the MR340 race. more

Sep 4, 2017 10:31 AM Life


Courtesy Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline says she “had a lovely life in Neosho and made many wonderful friends” with whom she still talks. “And I loved my teachers in high school,” she recalls. “I was on the high school cheerleading squad. It was a very sweet time for me." more

Aug 31, 2017 10:04 AM Life


Greg Wood

Nothing says summer in Missouri like floating down one of our many rivers or streams. Each has its own character and natural beauty. Editor in Chief Danita Wood reflects on an impromptu float trip at Boiling Spring. more

Aug 22, 2017 12:30 PM Life


John Robinson

Yard Bargains

Columnist John Robinson muses on the lives of classic books, passed from one owner to the next at yard sales. more

Aug 16, 2017 1:29 PM King of the Road by John Robinson


Courtesy Cardinals Nation

Fans can revel in the city's top ranking when they visit the ballpark and try the Cardinals Nation food truck, new this year at Busch Stadium. more

Aug 11, 2017 1:03 PM Life


Rose Hansen

By local estimates, the Big Piney River rose a record twenty-eight feet by Sunday before finally retreating. more

Aug 9, 2017 2:52 PM Life


Becky Schenewark

The Rock Island Trail, connecting the greater Kansas City area to Missouri’s Katy Trail system, is an experience to savor whether you're walking, cycling or on horseback. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:21 PM Life


Courtesy Cameron Collins

Cameron Collins's curated collection of the Lost Treasures of St. Louis opens a doorway to the history of the Gateway City. The pages revive memories of yesterday’s St. Louis, with multiple amusement parks, shopping centers, German food and more. more

Aug 3, 2017 1:21 PM Life

Eclipses have carried superstition and mythical omens throughout history. In many ancient cultures, eclipses were viewed as direct messages from the gods. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:15 PM Life


Courtesy Red Rooster Trading Company

Set among the farmlands of northeast Missouri, you’ll find the Red Rooster Trading Company. Red Rooster creates many handmade items, but the company is best known for its coffee mill. more

Aug 1, 2017 3:11 PM Made in MO


Harry Katz

Missouri grows some of the best varieties of this annual favorite. When homegrown tomatoes are picked at the peak of their ripeness and prepared with top-quality ingredients, they will be the hit of any summer get-together or dinner party. more

Jul 28, 2017 2:23 PM Flavor

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Kath Teoli

A DIY guide to watching the August 21 total eclipse more

Jul 26, 2017 3:08 PM Life


Harry Katz

Normally it would take years to track down and taste 150 varieties of tomatoes and 75 types of peppers. At the Tomato Festival in Columbia on September 7, it might take you an afternoon. more

Jul 27, 2017 4:24 PM Flavor


Eddie O'Neill

Where a couch and TV would normally be found, there are dusty saddles, dangling lariats, and stained cowboy hats. The smell of leather permeates the room. It’s the home of Martin Bergin, a talented cowboy poet and world-renowned saddlemaker. more

Jul 25, 2017 6:14 PM Art


Sarah Hackman

Colorful macaroons in a neat row, stool seating along the storefront window to watch passersby, and the aroma of buttery pastries make Nathaniel Reid Bakery the spitting image of a Parisian pastry shop. more

Jul 18, 2017 1:49 PM Flavor


Courtesy DeForest Soap

Earthy Aromas and essential oils swirl together in a bar of soap. Holly and Larry DeForest, and their son, James, run the DeForest Soap Company. more

Jul 14, 2017 10:59 AM Made in MO


Courtesy Public House Brewing Company

The Show-Me State offers an abundance of local haunts—from hole-in-the-wall hidden gems to loud, crowded festivals—where you can indulge your hankerings for exquisite bourbon, brews, barbecue, and blues. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:02 PM Flavor

From Cape Girardeau to St. Joseph, here's what's going on in communities across the state to mark The Great American Eclipse on August 21. more

Jun 8, 2017 1:49 PM Life


Bruce Stidham

A quiet nature is one of the endearing qualities that make this eight-month-old goldendoodle puppy a welcome comfort to the grieving at Greenlawn North Funeral Home in Springfield. more

Jul 6, 2017 2:01 PM Life

Called "the candy store of meats," Stonie’s Sausage Shop Inc. sells exotic summer sausages, award-winning bacon, cured smoked meats, fresh meats, hams, pork, turkey, cheeses, and more than twenty-five flavors of fresh brats. more

Jul 3, 2017 2:41 PM Made in MO


Harry Katz

This refreshing treat will be a hit at your next cookout. more

Jun 30, 2017 3:28 PM Recipes



Ticks are the bane of Missouri summers. They bite with abandon, leaving itch and irritation in their wake. Worse, they carry a multitude of diseases. Knowing the symptoms and simple prevention methods will keep you hiking healthy all summer. more

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 PM Life

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