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An Old, Beat-up Vehicle That Attracts Thousands

Some people love to have the newest car.  In fact, they may spend plenty of time looking for just the right model.  Quite the opposite…

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The Honey War

War never tasted so sweet, at least that’s what some say when they speak of a conflict waged between Iowa and Missouri over exactly were…

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A Slice of the South in the North

It was a slice of the south embedded in the north.  A place where one notorious bank robber even returned some of his loot a…

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In the Stadium with Denny Matthews

A major league baseball team plays 162 games in a season, but it’s rare any one player will play all of those contests.  However, today’s…

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Keeping Baseball Interesting

When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about all kinds of things to…

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A Career Talking About Baseball

Some of you know that one of my favorite times of the year is when baseball season begin.  So, with that season upon us once…

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Civil War Veterans’ Homes

The Civil War ended in 1865…but how long did the veterans of that war live?  There is some controversy over who was the last man…

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Care of Civil War Soldiers

Today veterans hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began to establish and fund the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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