Step right up: See Jesse James’ coffin, the famous ice casket and more

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Imagine seeing the casket that carried Jesse James’ body to the mortuary after he was gunned down by the coward Robert Ford. Just imagine. Imagine no more! You can see the wicker casket used to carry the infamous outlaw’s corpse from his home to the Heaton-Bowman-Smith funeral home in 1882. James was shot in the… Continue Reading …

St. Joe cemetery calls on ‘Voices from the Past’

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Providing a different take on Halloween, St. Joseph’s Mount Mora Cemetery comes alive with its annual “Voices from the Past.” This year’s tour was titled “Civil War – Influence and Beyond.” People who have been buried in the cemetery “come” to life and discuss their lives in St. Joe. The “ghosts” are portrayed by local… Continue Reading …

Forget the tricks, JC Wyatt House has all the treats when it comes to fine dining

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Halloween is one of the favorite times of the year at St. Joseph’s JC Wyatt House. The fine dining restaurant decorates the main floor to the max. As you enjoy your meal, you may become mesmerized by the scary themes displayed on the flat screen TV across from the table. Evil spirits, spiders and a… Continue Reading …

Museums and More in St. Joseph, MO – Giveaway

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We used to think that St. Joseph, like probably many  cities, was just a stop on the way to Kansas City.  We have learned in the past few months that it is much more than that.  We had been there before to see the Pony Express Museum, and to take in a little bit of… Continue Reading …

A Shopper’s Delight at Master’s Hand – $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

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On our way home from our latest trip this week, there was plenty of color on the trees, but we also noticed quite a few bare trees, too.  This only means one thing – winter is on its way, and with it, the holiday shopping season.  We’ve found a few shopping stops in the last year… Continue Reading …

‘Spirits’ invade St. Joseph’s Harris-Kemper Neighborhood during haunted tour

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Voices in the dark. Things that go bump in the night. Floating apparitions. A scary movie? Or is it one of a few houses in St. Joseph’s Harris-Kemper Neighborhood District? The neighborhood hosted its third annual haunted house tour Oct. 11th. Seven homes and businesses were visited by “spirits of the past.” Homeowners and volunteers… Continue Reading …

‘Halloween Haunt’ scares up good time at Kansas City’s Worlds of Fun

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Imagine 400 zombies, ghouls, monsters and crazy clowns and people roaming Worlds of Fun in the dark. That’s the case in Kansas City as the theme park hosts its Halloween Haunt weekends through Nov.1st. The park transforms from a fun, happy family-oriented theme park to a fear factory each Friday and Saturday evening. The transformation… Continue Reading …

Pilot Knob State Park gives great view of North Iowa

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North Iowa is home to the state’s second highest observation at Pilot Knob State Park. The tower at the park is more than 1400 feet above sea level. The view from the top of the stone turret is impressive. The day we visited, it was cloudy. I’m pretty sure that while we enjoyed a nice… Continue Reading …

FXFL’s Omaha Mammoths: Fitting football into baseball’s diamond

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“Take me out to the ball game…Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…” I don’t think Jack Norwath could have envisioned that baseball tune applying to football, but for the Omaha Mammoths, that’s the case. The Mammoths of the Fall Experimental Football League call TD Ameritrade Park of Omaha home for the five-game fall season… Continue Reading …

Harriman-Nielsen Farm site of history, festival in Hampton, Iowa

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Hampton’s Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm allows visitors a look into the history of the area. Dr. Oscar Bryan Harriman came to Franklin County from the east coast in the mid-1800s. He lived in Hampton for 40 years from 1865 until 1905. Dr. Harriman invested time and money into the development of Hampton, including owning the local… Continue Reading …