City Scout: Holiday Festivities in K.C.

An abundance of decorative, tasty, and educational festivities are on top in Kansas City during this holiday season.


Old map with old compass.

You can be a Missouri Life Ambassador!

We’re looking for a subscriber in every county to become a Missouri Life Ambassador. What is a Missouri Life Ambassador? A Missouri Life Ambassador shares suggestions, information, and insights with the magazine’s editors. We encourage our ambassadors to share story ideas and calendar items, and to offer opinions­ on special projects so that every part of Missouri is included in our award-winning coverage.


Fishing memories: Perfection on the water

“Fishing’s not just about catching, it’s about getting out and enjoying the outdoors. Catching fish is a bonus.” Granddad had many sayings like these that helped form a foundation that directly influenced my path in life. I’ve often wondered who—or what—would’ve come of me without that influence so early on. Fishing and life are one in the same if you asked me. The lessons learned on the water most definitely last a lifetime.


Stephen Johnson aka Santa Claus with two small children on his lap.

The man in the red suit

Stephen Johnson portrayed Santa Claus for about three decades before retiring from dressing as the jolly old elf three years ago. The Jefferson City man, now sixty-eight, sat as Santa since the 1980s.


Sunlight image of the old silo Gary Rhoades owns on his property in rural Johnson County, Missouri

Missouri silo mysteries, sounds, and sights

An old roofless silo stands in the south field of my Missouri hay farm. While the exact circumstances are a mystery, neighbors say the silo lost its roof over forty years ago. Nothing is left of it now except for the bare ends of rebar exposed on top.


Horses Who Heal

Sunny Oak Equine Assisted Activities at Rocheport helps children reach their full potential.


Woman hugging pillow that says Grandma

Cannabis is Medicine

Joan did some research about medical marijuana as an alternative and decided she wanted to give it a try. She was raised in Missouri, but at the time, lived in Indiana. She decided to move back to Missouri when her home state legalized medical marijuana.

Joan got her medical card in November 2019 and has been medicating with cannabis ever since. 


Timing is key with landscape maintenance

If you have thousands of dollars invested into your outdoor living space, it’s important to have a maintenance plan in mind. The life expectancy of a landscape changes drastically based on how it is maintained.


The Butterfield stagecoach

BONESHAKER: The Saga of the Butterfield Overland Mail

The Butterfield Overland Mail route traversed prairies, mountains, deserts, and valleys on its way from St. Louis to San Francisco.