Hotel Rooms for $11 A Night

Connie Echols admits she was crazy when she purchased the business just down the street.  She had no idea what she’d gotten herself into.  That’s what happens when buy a 70 year old motel that rents rooms for $11 a night…

A Grand Mansion For the Family

In the days just ahead of the Civil War, one prominent young lady in New Madrid, Missouri built a grand mansion for her family.  Perhaps no one could imagine the turmoil she would see before that home was complete…

Going to Where the Need Is

For Rich Casebolt it’s always been about going to where the need is, not waiting for the need to come to you…

Coffee That Helps Fill a Need

A lot of people enjoy a good cup of coffee every morning, but here it was hard to find such a thing.  This shop opened to fill much more than that need…

An Unbelievable Story

It’s a story that will probably make you mad, make you laugh and shake your head AND a story you’ll probably pass along to someone else because it seems so unbelievable…

Prison Warden: Balancing Act

It’s a job that can be a real balancing act.  A place where you have to manage the best and worst of people and somehow try to keep things running smoothly…

The Path of a Heavyweight Champion

When this man became heavy weight champion of the world, one of the first men he thanked was a prison boxing coach.  It’s the tale of an unlikely route…

The Largest Prison in the Nation

It was once the largest prison in the nation and quite possibly the world.  A place housing criminals from a huge swath of the US…

Three Decades in a Supermax Prison

This week we focus on a man who spent over three decades of his life in a SuperMax state prison…

Preparing for a Crowd of Thousands

St. Joseph, Missouri is a town of about 75,000 people.  However, this August, there are estimates that up to a half million people may jam the city within a couple of hours.  How do you prepare for such a crowd?

Star-Gazing In the Afternoon

God willing, I know where I will be at 1PM on August 21st.  I’ll be outside our home looking at the stars in the sky.  And you too can see the stars in the middle of the day…on that day only

Elusive Trips Around the World

Some people will travel the nation and world to hear or see their favorite band or team.  Jackie has made similar trips, but her journeys are not to see a person, place or animal, but something even more elusive…

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

The last time this event took place in the continental United States was 1979.  Now, thirty-eight years later, it’s back and many people will make plans for what is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many…

The Jefferson Highway

In the nineteen teens and early 20s motorists did not find their route by a highway number but rather a name.  They were a narrower and slower version of today’s interstates…

Helping With Need

When you arrive in a place you’ve never been before, it make take awhile to figure things out. In fact, you might quickly find you’re without some things you really need. That’s where Rich steps in, to help fill people’s needs and help people find their place…

Refuge KC

Our travels intentionally try to steer clear of controversy and today’s topic is one we had planned for several months.  Who knew that interviewing a former state FFA officer and her husband about their ministry might wind up as an international hot topic.

Rich’s Diverse Neighbors

Just a block down the street from Rich’s office is a grocery store catering to the needs of folks from the country of Burma.  It may not be what you’d expect to find in the heart of the Midwest, but to Rich, it’s just one example of the diverse neighbors he encounters every day…

A Ministry for Newcomers

Richard Casebolt is the Founder and president of something called Refgue KC.  It’s a ministry both in word and deed, living a Christian example while ministering to the basic needs of some of this nation’s newcomers…

The Man Who Was President For a Day

President Trump was recently sworn in as this nation’s 45th president.  Or was he?  That question is not a debate about the new president, but a debate about an additional name to the list that would make the new commander the 46th chief…

David Rice Atchison

His name is David Rice Atchison.  If you know the name, you probably know his unique and sometimes debated place in history.  But there’s much more to the story and today we uncover the details behind a leader and politician on the western frontier…