Daniel Boone Working For Another Country

Daniel Boone is one of the most famous American frontiersman.  But when he crossed the Mississippi River, he went to work for a country other than the newly founded United States…

One of the Oldest Cities on the Mississippi

It’s one of the oldest and largest cities on the Mississippi River…and although some may have heard of names like Laclede and Chateau…why did they choose this spot for a town and why did it become the city it is today?

Remembering Fred Mares

Image a man who speaks over ten languages, can play multiple musical instruments and serenade customers with his wonderful voice.  Today we remember the life of a friend of northwest Missouri – Fred Mares, who passed away a few days ago….

That Smell in the Air

The college president smelled something.  It was not a bad odor, but rather something pleasant.  And soon his nose led his mind to an idea that is still a very important part of this place yet today…

A Christmas Tradition

Many of us have Christmas traditions.  At this college there is a Christmas tradition that has raised money for these students and this campus for closing in on a century now…

A Business Totally Run By Volunteers

It’s a business that is run totally by volunteers.  What’s interesting is many of the volunteers are middle and high school students who give of their time to work here and, in turn, the profits they generate are helping others in their community…

A Small Town Coffee House

Many towns have one or more coffee houses.  But in St. James, Missouri the local coffeehouse may have a familiar look, but those running it have a story that will inspire a small town and school to action…

Ideas for an Anniversary Gift

Perhaps today’s edition of our show is advice for husbands who need to purchase an anniversary gift.  If you make this buy, well, the gift might wind up in a very unique collection…

The History of Vacuum Cleaners

Today’s topic is the history of vacuum cleaners during the 1920s and 30s.  Think it sounds boring?  Hold on and I think you’ll find Tom Gasko will spin some tails that will fascinate you…

A Story to Suck You In

I have a feeling today’s subject is really going to suck you in.  In a moment you’ll see what a pun that it, but I have a feeling, our guest will truly suck you into a topic you probably didn’t think could be that interesting…

Making Cash to Buy a Car…Leading to a Lifetime Interest

How much money can a high school kid make working a summer job?  For Tom Gasko, he made enough cash to buy a new Trans Am.  What did he do?

A Cattleman’s Scheme

Criminals may do just about anything to get their hands on what they want.  But in western Kansas in 1879, one cattleman was duped by a scheme far different that anything anyone has ever seen–before or since…

The Technology of Ethanol

We often think of ethanol as a home grown and domestically consumed product.  That statement is true, but there is a growing export market for the fuel and that may have a big impact on economies here and abroad…

Ethanol-The Farmer’s LInk to Solving the Energy Crisis

Once upon a time, I gave a speech as a FFA member titled, “Ethanol, the Farmer’s Link to Solving the Energy Crisis.”  I’m don’t know if my speech still holds water today, but with a lot of talk lately about E15 blended gas…well, I thought if time to learn more…

An Old Five & Ten Store

Imagine a place where you can purchase some thread, a lava lamp, a stuffed unicorn and some pencils and paper all in one stop and it’s not some store with a hundred aisles.  This place still thrives as an ol’ five and ten store…

The No-Miss in Downtown Branson

Many of you have been to Branson, but have you been downtown to the old dime store that’s been there for over five decades?

Wearing a Suit to Work

Dan Meers has nearly a dozen suits he wears to work.  The odd thing is, all the suites are alike.  It’s an odd suit for a very unique job…

A Bungee Jump and a Zipline

Maybe you’ve conquered fear and made a bungee jump in your life.  Or perhaps you’ve rode a zip line on some adventure.  Imagine combining both and doing it in a 70,000 seat stadium.  That’s what this man attempted to do…

A Long Career in the NFL

If a football player makes it to the NFL, chances are their career may last three or four years on average.  This man’s career has stretched about three decades and that has many people asking him a lot of questions about how’s been able to make it that long…

The Right Resume for the Job

Dan had a potential problem.  He had a four-year college degree from a major state university, but he was concerned his resume might not be strong enough to land a great job.  Fortunately, he had another resume…