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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…

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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…

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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…

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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……

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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… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

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…

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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…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Presidents

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Presidents

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…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri World War I

Honoring the Prince of Peace with Peace

For parts of five years, opposing soldiers dug into trenches all across Europe.  World War I would claim the lives on nearly one million military…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri World War I

Christmas in World War I

Christmas is not only a time for remembering the birth of Jesus, but it’s also a time when many of us get together with family…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri World War I

Fighting in the Trenches

1914 marked the beginning of a war unlike anything the world had ever seen.  Soon thousands of troops had amassed on the front lines across…

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Honoring Those Who Saved A Small Town

Mary simply wanted to honor those who had helped save the homes and businesses in the small town of Kimmswick.  What resulted was a creation…

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