Missouri

How Patriotic Is Your State?
In less then a week we will be celebrating the 4th of July, the birth of our country. And while just about every state is going to be setting off fireworks (some illegally, mind you), have you ever wondered how truly patriotic your state is?
Today is Joseph Smith’s Death Anniversary
The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism. At age 24, Smith published the Book of Mormon and in the next fourteen years he gathered thousands of followers, built citie…
Missouri State Fair Grandstand Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow
Tickets to the Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand concert series go on sale tomorrow morning starting at 9 a.m. through Ticketmaster. All other tickets, including auto races, tractor pulls, State Fair Arena events, the Governor’s Ham Breakfast and $8 advanced gate admission, will g…
Illinois, Missouri and Iowa have Some Strange Town Names
For four years I drove from South Kansas City to Harrisonville, Missouri to go to work. Every day I would pass by the exit ramp to the town of Peculiar, Missouri.  Inevitably, there would be a car pulled over by the side of the highway with people taking a picture of the sign that said 'Pe…
Canton Youth Awarded Missouri State Fair Scholarship
Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced this week that 32 youth, selected from Missouri  4-H and FFA, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. One of the 32 is Jackson Barry of Canton, Missouri.
Just What is Irish Road Bowling?
Looking for some post St. Patrick's Day fun this weekend? Consider joining the hundreds of people expected to visit St. Patrick, Missouri Saturday, March 18.  In addition to the special cancellation stamp and the Shrine of Saint Patrick, visitors will find the 6th Annual Irish Road Bowling…

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