Why You Will Love this Old-Time Store and Kitchen

Dutch Country General Store has two locations, one in Missouri and one near our border, that deliver a shopping experience definitely worth the drive. The owners share their passion for the kitchen and special holiday recipes.


Road Trips. That’s My M-O.

Buckle up and get ready to explore Missouri—it’s road trip season. Where do you want to go? Here are some budget- and fuel-friendly ideas.


Missouri Life Q&A: The Good Steward

Bob Yapp bought his first house while he was still in high school and conveniently forgot to tell his parents about the purchase. He eventually confessed to his parents, and forgiveness came quickly when he told them about his $60,000 profit.


Tasty Eats, Done Dirt Cheap

8 Great Places for Inexpensive Eats in Missouri


Everyday Life on the Way of the American Genius

A bike ride across Highway 36 reveals wonder in the minutiae of Missouri.


Mural Mania

Outdoor art is popping up on buildings in Hannibal.


Hannibal LaGrange College

Hannibal-LaGrange University Opens

Hannibal-LaGrange College opened as the LaGrange Male and Female Seminary.  


3 Missouri Lighthouses You Can Visit (And 1 You Can’t)

As a landlocked state, Missouri isn’t exactly a hub for lighthouses. Yet there are a few places within our borders to experience these iconic pieces of nautical life. All of Missouri’s lighthouse structures are ornamental, but they still offer up interesting history, a study in architecture, great views, or at the very least, a fun photo-op.


February 13, 1859

The first railroad across the state was completed between Hannibal and St. Joseph. On this date the eastbound section was joined with the westbound section at Chillicothe.