Historic floods and society's historic ills are encompassed in the town's story and remaining landmarks.
Despite being the same day as the high school graduation, hundreds of people from Milan came to the Smithfield soccer fields on May 15 to watch the inaugural day of the summer soccer league. Two games were played as families and friends ate and drank together while watching the games. The Sm…
From flooding to public safety, the key issues facing Brunswick mirror those of many rural communities.
Irma Bahena celebrated her daughter's prom experience a year after losing her husband to complications from COVID-19.
Despite environmental and worker safety concerns, the Smithfield plant revitalized Milan and became the heart of the city.
In only a couple of decades, Milan has grown into one of the most diverse places in Missouri.
John Yinger, a professor at Syracuse University, has researched school district consolidation in New York state.
MU professor Sarah Low researches rural economies and creating policies to spur development.
By the end of next year, 25% of all Missouri school districts will have switched to four-day weeks.
Consolidation in agriculture has had widespread impact on rural life, for better and worse.
In Brunswick, a quilting shop has become such a hit that it's building a hotel to accommodate the traffic.
It's scary when you have a sick kid and the closest emergency room is 1½ hours away.