Submit your military member, veteran or first responder to our honor roll.

Missouri Life is opening a section in our November/December 2023 issue to honor those who serve or have served in the military or as first responders. We invite you to submit a current military member, veteran or first responder to be featured in our first-ever Honor Roll.

Missouri Book Festival announces event schedule

The first-ever Missouri Book Festival will celebrate the best of regional life, culture, and history with an array of dynamic programming meant to promote literacy and encourage reading. 

The WashMoBros gear up and ride Big BAM 2021

It was certainly a desire to ride through the state’s green and rolling-hill countryside in summertime that attracted us. Maybe there was a pain component, too, that was curiously, if a little perversely, compelling—confronting the dreaded beast that is humidity in Missouri’s hottest months. 

Blackout poetry: The Battle of the Backyard

Missouri Life magazine readers will recognized the image below, but the new spin—a blackout poem based on the article "The Battle of the Backyard," by Missouri Life columnist Ron Marr—gives the article unique perspective.

Clydesdales greet Missouri Life staff during tour

Following the Missouri Life magazine quarterly staff meeting at the publication's office in Rocheport on Friday, June 3, the group toured Warm Springs Reach, one of the homes of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

May 13, 1946

Who knew? Bell Systems announces that car phones will make their nationwide debut in St. Louis.

May 11, 2011

On this date in Missouri history, the U.S. Census Bureau moved the “Population Center of the United States” is to Plato, Missouri.

The Missouri State Penitentiary’s oldest building is open again

Overlooking the Missouri River in Jefferson City sits a looming landmark: the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP). Decommissioned in 2004, the penitentiary operated for 168 years, cementing Jefferson City as the state capital in addition to creating its own dark yet intriguing history. 

Dresses For Success

For dozens of young women in the Sikeston area, the prom experience begins in Leilani Smith’s garage.

May 9, 1840

Mastodon bones are discovered in Missouri. Although the exact date of discovery is unknown, it was around this day that a farmer near current-day Imperial found large fossils that he wanted inspected.