December 1, 2022

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Winter Extravaganza to Chill Out the Student Center

Bundle up and get ready to celebrate the winter season with Mizzou students at the Winter Extravaganza. Students can head to the MU Student Center from 7-10 p.m. Friday to enjoy an indoor ice skating rink, a cup of hot chocolate, grilled cheese and tomato soup. Students will also get a chance to try DIY […]

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Time to Take a Brain Break at Mizzou

While Christmas vacation for students is right around the corner, so are are dreaded finals. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed for finals this winter, head to the MU Student Center for a relaxing brain break. Students can take a breather from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 6-7 by enjoying delicious snacks and stress-free crafts. This […]

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A Growing Concern: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Boone County

In the aftermath of November’s general election, it became very clear that voters in Boone County as well as those around the entire United States were essentially worried about two things: the economy and crime. In a community that relies on a major university and state government as the bedrock of its economic strata, most economic concerns […]

Celebrate Christmas With the Elf on the Shelf

Bring your family and celebrate Christmas with the Elf on the Shelf. On Sunday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. enjoy a Christmas-themed play session with your kiddos. Families will also get to visit and take pictures with the elf himself while taking part in crafts and enjoying snacks. The Elf on the […]

Mizzou Men’s Basketball Team To Take On Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

The Mizzou Tigers Men’s Basketball team is facing off against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks this weekend. The game starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Tickets cost $8-$25; however, children ages 2 and under do not require a ticket for admission. Doors will open one hour before the game starts. For more information […]

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Winter Wonderland Garden of Lights to Brighten the Night

Starting today through Saturday, experience the Shelter Insurance Winter Wonderland Garden of Lights from 4-6 p.m. at 1817 W. Broadway in Columbia. This is the first weekend to walk through the holiday lights, and Santa will be joining the festivities in the Newcomer Schoolhouse in the gardens. There will also be a few new displays […]

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Living Windows in The District

The holiday season is among us, which means it’s time for winter magic in The District. Watch as shopkeepers turn their front windows into a live holiday performance for Living Windows from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Along with the live performances, enjoy open houses, shopping, holiday decor on Broadway, the Magic Tree and visits with Santa. […]

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Tractor Treasures: Garnett’s Collection Is Seated In History

Photo by L.G. Patterson Rodney Garnett’s collection of farm machinery has been taking a front seat for decades. In fact, his father got him started on the hunt for cast iron seats. “My dad started collecting the seats and I’ve just been continually adding to it,” Garnett says. “We have a tool collection because when […]

Kee Groshong

Groshong Restores The History Of Agriculture One Tractor At A Time

Photos by L.G. Patterson Although he lives on 9 acres in the heart of Columbia and has three metal sheds full to the brim of tractors and engines, Kee Groshong isn’t about to get up in the morning and plow his small acreage. He’s more prone to start his day with a wrench in one hand […]

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Roll Call: Seniors Hit the Books to Continue Learning

Additional reporting by Melody Parry Photos by L.G. Patterson You’re never too old to achieve your educational goals. Lifelong learning has become increasingly popular in recent years as Baby Boomers have reached the age of retirement. For some, the purpose of going back to school is to finish their studies and accomplish a degree. But […]

Driving Dilemma: Program Helps Older Drivers Stay Safely On The Road

Keep Your Keys, an MU Health Care program, can make getting around easier and safer for older adults. Designed to help seniors stay on the road as long as safely possible, the program even tackles one of the toughest decisions every driver must ask: when to retire from driving. One thing is certain. Older drivers […]

Candy Cane Crib Changes Location For This Year’s Celebration

There are a few holiday traditions throughout Columbia that many of us look forward to each year. But this year, one community favorite will look a bit different. The Candy Cane Crib typically lights up the holiday nights at Logboat Brewing Co. Since the business is still in the process of renovations, the bright spectacle had […]

Madalyn and Melvin Wedding

Happy Couple Journeys From Puppy Love to Wedded Bliss

Photos by Molly Pasternock Three years after meeting, Madalyn Wells and Melvin Gabel exchanged vows in a non-religious ceremony at Sorenson Estates. For Madalyn, having the celebration in her hometown of Columbia was especially important. “COMO is where I was born and raised,” she says. “It’s where I met the love of my life. Having […]

Wrap Battle: Whose Gift-Wrapping Skills Need The Extra Tape?

Photos by L.G. Patterson Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will take on a seemingly simple challenge to see who comes out on top. This issue, Cosmo from Y107 and Trevor from 96.7 KCMQ battled to see who has the best gift-wrapping skills. Click here to see video of the […]

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Sushi to Your Taste: Explore the Different Varieties, Styles Possible

Photos by L.G. Patterson I recently had the pleasure of cooking with Jina Yoo. If you have been around Columbia and are a lover of sushi, you have probably been to her namesake restaurant, Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro, or her second Columbia restaurant, Le Bao Asian Eatery, featuring steam buns and ramen. Maybe you’ve tried […]

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Sit Back and Stream: 5 Entertaining Shows That Are Sure to Suck You In

Photos by L.G. Patterson WELCOME TO OUR ULTIMATE LISTS! In each issue, you will find a curated selection of things to listen to or watch, put together by either an on-air talent from Zimmer Communications or a member of the Inside Columbia staff. For this issue, Josh Ryan has shared his ultimate watchlist for enjoyable […]

Five Tips For Staying Healthy During The Holidays

The holiday season is here. It began with a sugar overload on Halloween. Then came the daylong feast known as Thanksgiving. Now, in December and January come holiday parties, long days of shopping, trips to visit family and any number of disruptions to our typical routines. Nutrition suffers, workouts get postponed and extra pounds can […]

Sweet & Savory Snack Mixes Make the Perfect Holiday Treat

Photos by L.G. Patterson Christmas. I have what can only be described as a bittersweet relationship with Christmas. I LOVE the reason, decorations, traditions and, of course, food! However, I, like so many others, tend to get overwhelmed and overbooked during this time of the year. Often, I find myself thinking, “I just want to […]

Leitzas Open New Café With Focus On Family Recipes, Local Ingredients

Photos by L.G. Patterson Vanessa and Jake Leitza are no strangers to the mid-Missouri restaurant scene. As Jake Leitza says, the mother and son duo have spent their whole lives in the food industry, working at several restaurants over the years before they teamed up to reopen a local favorite in Katfish Katy’s in April […]

One Last Sip of Autumn: Cocktail Nods To Fall Memories, Warms on Winter Nights

Photos by L.G. Patterson Though fall is firmly in the rearview mirror as we head into winter, I’m not ready to let go. One of my favorite late fall traditions is getting a group of friends together and going to a different corn maze every year. (We’re getting close to running out of new mazes […]