November 25, 1846

Carrie Nation was born. She lived in Belton on a farm in Cass County and in Independence. This ax-swinging temperance advocate was famous for smashing saloons.


2020 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

The 2020 reader’s choice awards are here.


Inside the Home Where Ginger Rogers Lived

The actress, dancer, and singer was born in a home in Independence. This year, it went on the market and sold for $111,500.


Local Missouri Artists

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear Release New Album

Independence duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear release their most intimate music yet on Started with a Family.


World State Fair in Missouri

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.


The Vaile Mansion is Always a Marvel

There’s no other way to describe the Vaile Mansion during the holiday season. Each year, the Victorian Society—a volunteer group dedicated to the mansion’s preservation—selects a Christmas theme and begins to deck the halls of this historic Second Empire-style home.