You never know what’s going to happen in Missouri. In this week’s headline roundup, we have a tornado wedding, a lottery winner with a lifelong prize payout, and a fascinating new museum exhibit.

There’s always something exciting happening in our fair state. Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite recent headlines. Spot a story you’d like to share? Send it to newsletter editor Caroline Dohack for possible inclusion in a future issue.

120 Years Later, a Look Back at the World’s Fair

The New York Times highlights an expansive exhibition at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis exploring the complicated history of the 1904 World’s Fair. Museum visitors will learn how the fair was built, its importance as a showcase for national achievement, and its enduring contributions to culture.

Love Finds a Way

Even an EF1 tornado ripping the roof off their venue during their wedding rehearsal could get in the way of Taylor Jonas and Kyle O’Driscoll exchanging their vows as planned. People has the story.

That’s the Ticket

A lottery player in St. Peters picked up a winning Cash4Life Quick Pick ticket at a local Dierbergs. As Fox 2 reports, the lucky winner will get to choose between a $1 million lump sum or a weekly installment of $1,000 over the next 20 years. 

A New Housing Concept Takes Shape

Construction is underway for a new neighborhood designed to bring together families with foster children as well as seniors seeking community connection. Located in Willard, Generations Village is meant to encourage “intentional neighboring,” which in turn promotes a greater sense of well-being. KY3 has the story

This Ain’t Nashville

In their new book Broadcasting the Ozarks: Si Simon and Country Music at the Crossroads, authors Kitty Ledbetter and Scott Foster Siman explore the Ozarks’ contributions to country music.

A Makeover for Memorial Stadium

ESPN has the story on some major upgrades to the University of Missouri’s Memorial Stadium, home turf for the Mizzou Tigers football team. And while we’re on the topic of Mizzou sports, the university just announced the hiring of its new Director of Athletics. Sports Business Journal has a great interview with incoming AD Laird Veatch.