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Man’s Best Friend

We’ve all heard of man’s best friend…but it was this dog that probably gave us the phrase so common today.  We’ll go to a county…

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The Statue of Old Drum

In the courthouse square in Warrensburg, Missouri you will find a statue in tribute to a dog named Old Drum.  He’s one of the few…

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One of the Largest Mines in the World

In Park Hills, Missouri you will find the old Powerhouse for one of the largest mines in the world.  Today that building and many others…

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Miners Who Helped Found A New State

They were just some lead mining families from southeastern Missouri.  But if I told you the last name of the most prominent family of that…

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A Place Known as Park Hills

Today we say hello to our listeners on KREI in Farmington, MO.  Folks there know the industry that drew some of the first settlers to…

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A Steer, A Country Club, and Clint Eastwood

Today’s story involves a steer invited to eat at a Country Club, Clint Eastwood and one farm kid who found himself on the set of…

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An Angus Steer Playing the Part of a Longhorn

He was an actor way out of his normal character roll.  But the most intriguing thing was the fact, this was no actor but rather…

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An Organization for Truck Stops

There’s an association for just about everything, so it should not be a surprise there is an organization for truck stops.  The president of that…

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The Rabbi at the Truck Stop

We’ve probably all seen Kosher foods in the grocery store which means those foods have been handled in accordance with Jewish law.  But did you…

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The Odor in the Trailer

There are plenty of odors that will drive you away – after all that’s how a skunk protects itself.  But today I’ll take you to…

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A Deluxe Truck Stop

Folks in the four-state area of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and beyond may know of a single truck stop that has quite a story.  It…

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The Famous Menu Item

Lots of places can tout great food, but few can say they have a recording artist who wrote a song about a specific item on…

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In Search of a New Home

Most people do not go in search of a new home while driving a large, new school bus.  That’s what this family did… SharePrintEmail

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Buildings Predating the Civil War

Drive through Ironton, MO and you’ll find a campus of buildings that dates to the days prior to the Civil War.  Why they are here…

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Scars of Bullet Holes

The bullet holes still scar the inside and outside of this home–a place that was a hospital during a skirmish known as The Battle of…

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12 Stores Devoted to the Same Item

You might expect a town of less than 2000 people to not have too many stores when compared to much larger cities.  However a trip…

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Attracting Thousands of Visitors to a Small Town

Jenny Doan is perhaps the most famous one of these in the world.  And due to that fact, there are thousands of people visiting this…

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A Premier Angus Herd Owner

He had one of the premiere Angus herds in the country.  In fact, his prize winners could be found at livestock shows across the nation. …

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In the Hands of the Jury

Wayne Cryts future was in the hands of a jury.  If he was found guilty he would most likely spend the next twenty years in…

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Going to Jail to Defend Your Decision

If you believed you were innocent and your stance was lawful, would you go to jail to defend that decision?  That was the choice Wayne…

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