Notley Hawkins Documents the Flooding in Mid-Missouri

Photographer Notley Hawkins captured images of the historic flooding in mid-Missouri with his camera and drone. Plus, learn how you can assist in relief efforts.


Columbia Cherishes its Past

Columbia always has an eye on its future, but it cherishes the stories of its past. You can get an in-person glimpse of history at these Columbia locales.


Ride With Us on the Katy Trail This October

This year we're bringing our cross-state ride, Big BAM, to the Katy Trail! We'll kick off in St. Charles on October 6, then camp in Hermann, Jefferson City, Boonville, Sedalia, and finally end in Pleasant Hill on October 11.


Chillicothe Rallies to Save a Historic Church

Here's how citizens of Chillicothe came together to save a historic church that was built in 1868.


Columbians [Heart] Art

Artists have been leaving their imprint on Columbia since the first settlers rolled into the region. Here in this creative city, you’ll find historical masterpieces and fresh contemporary works. You’d expect to find amazing art in local galleries—and you won’t be disappointed—but in Columbia, art also enhances the town’s public spaces.


Photos: Explore 7 Missouri Ghost Towns

Although the phrase “ghost town” might call to mind the tumbleweed-strewn roads and abandoned wooden storefronts of the Old West, ours tell a different tale. A detour through these rural locales reveals stories of a changing world and devastating acts of nature.


Bootheel Confidential: A Guide to Missouri’s Southland

The Bootheel is influenced more by Memphis than by St. Louis, and the area definitely is a member in good standing of the Old South. Stuck like a hatchet in the forehead of Arkansas, the Bootheel and its people, for the most part, feel alienated from the rest of Missouri.


Skidmore Revisited Part 3: Promising Lights

Our series on Skidmore concludes with a look at the town's present, and the future that may be possible for it.


Skidmore Revisited Part 2: Weary Memories

The town became nationally known for the murder of a bully. But the people who call it home know what it's really like.


Skidmore Revisited Part 1: The Death of Ken McElroy

Ken had a drink at the bar, left, started his truck, and lit a cigarette. And then someone shot him in the head, in broad daylight, before 45 witnesses, with Trena at his side. After decades of terror, the bully was finally gone.