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Audio: Missouri’s St. Louis County makes Juneteenth a holiday

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. St. Louis County has made Juneteenth a holiday. The observance on June 19th marks […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Hunters check 2,169 turkeys during Missouri’s Fall firearms turkey season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that hunters checked 2,169 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Greene with 57, Henry with 48, and Laclede with 47. Last year’s fall firearms turkey harvest total was 2,899. MDC’s turkey biologist says the low harvest total can […]

Sliced Bread Day Chillicothe Missouri

Audio: Chillicothe to showcase history of sliced bread during Sliced Bread Day on Saturday

(Missourinet) – On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company in northwest Missouri became the first commercial bakery in recorded history to have bread mechanically cut into uniform slices. The invention, developed by Otto Rohwedder of Iowa, revolutionized the baking world. To celebrate the 90-year milestone, the town of Chillicothe is gearing up for its […]