Inside Columbia

Plastic Pioneer

Anna Drake has lived in Columbia since the 1990s, long enough to consider herself an “honorary native.” She has always enjoyed creating art and took every class available to her throughout her school years. “Art has never not been a part of what I do,” she says. Growing up, Drake tended to complement her art […]

Faces Behind The Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – Megan Teck’s determination lead her to her career at All Star Automotive. At a young age, Teck worked on cars with her father and enjoyed taking trips to the demolition derby and dirt tracks. Her interest in listening to loud engines drove her desire to learn more about automotive work, which […]

How much do you know about the Academy Awards?

The Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday, March 4th! Are you well-acquainted with this iconic show? Let’s find out!

Faces Behind the Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – Megan Herzing’s desire to learn from her father brought her into the business of contractor services for roofing and siding installation. Watching her dad get to know his customers while he worked to restore their homes, Megan took the experience she gathered from his gold-standard service and applied it to the […]

Faces Behind The Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – For the last five and a half years, Chris Routledge has found a professional home at Dryer’s Shoe Store where he’s proud to get to know his customers and their needs. Having previously worked in a larger corporate retail company, Chris was excited to join the down-to-earth “Mom and Pop” style […]

Salute to Local Veterans January

Kevin served four years in the United States Air Force as a telecommunications technician at McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, California. During his time there, Kevin earned the National Defense Service Medal for serving honorably during the Persian Gulf War. Some of his favorite experiences from his time in the military include traveling to […]

5 Ways to Celebrate NYE at Home

New Year’s Eve is definitely known as one of the biggest “party holidays.” But if you’re not a party person or you’d just rather spend the build up to the New Year at home, there are still tons of things to do. Check out our list of five things you could do to make the […]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in CoMo!

When it comes to ringing in the new year Columbia-style, there isn’t a shortage of things to do. From parties to live music, there’s something for everyone on New Year’s Eve. Check out our list of just five of the many events going on around town.     1. Silverball NYE Party Level up and […]

Great Gift Ideas

For those who are shopping for the person who already has everything, we’ve compiled a list of local gifts that might just help you out this holiday season. Or send this list to someone who might be trying to buy for you.   [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”247″ gal_title=”CEO Winter 2017 Shopping”]

Salute to Local Veterans December

R.C. Higgins served 19 months in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps as a field artillery gunner. While deployed, he says he missed hot home-cooked meals the most. Higgins earned a variety of decorations and medals during his service, including a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He was born in Salt Lake City, but […]

2018 Best of Columbia

Voting for the 2018 Best of Columbia is open! Cast your vote here!

How Well Do You Know CoMo?

Because of the generosity of the people in Mid-Missouri, Columbia has no shortage of nonprofit organizations and charitable institutional projects! But, how familiar are YOU with them? Take our quick quiz to see if you can identify a few of these organizations that Coil Construction has had the honor of working with. You just may […]

Voices of War

Kirk Klingler has always been a fan of history. From the time he could read, Klingler said he naturally gravitated to the history section of the library, specifically military history and stories that reflected this country’s battles and wars. World War II was a favorite subject for research because of two uncles who had served […]

Best of Columbia 2017

Columbia’s home to a whole host of wonderful stores and services, and we asked you for your favorites. The votes have been tallied and we’re pleased to present the winners in the final category of our 2017 Best of Columbia contest: Shopping and Services. You really bought into all the fun and told us your […]

Art Onstage and Off

The November entertainment calendar in any college town is bound to be a little lopsided. There’s usually a flurry of shows and activities during the first few weeks before things quiet down following the Thanksgiving egress. Quietly, though, since nature abhors a vacuum, comes the influx of prodigal BoCoMo natives to gather with family and […]

Darkow Draws

We’re Stealing Back Christmas

Someone has tried to steal Christmas from area kids and families. We’re asking you to help us make things right, as Y107 is “Stealing Back Christmas”. Our hearts are broken upon hearing the news that not one, but two different storage units belonging to local community serving organizations were broken into. Both were in Fulton, Mo. […]

October Outings

Sadly, the ever-fabulous Lupus Chili Festival will not be held this year. There is no shortage of October festivals in mid-Missouri (Fayette, Hartsburg and Fulton to name a few, not to mention Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival) but this decades old, still seemingly ad-hoc gathering in transpontine Moniteau County holds a special place in […]

Tough-Talking Tiger

Photo by L.G. Patterson Mizzou football went 4-8 in 2016. You probably knew that. Head coach Barry Odom certainly remembers. “When you [only] win four games, guys, believe me, it hurts your soul,” Odom told reporters at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama. But the 2016 season did end on a high note. The Tigers […]

Picnic Perfect Wraps

Fall is filled with tailgates, cycling, hikes and more. And wraps are the perfect pick for all your outdoor activities. Grilled Chicken, Avocado and Veggie Wrap with Roasted Red Pepper and Lime Spread 2 large limes (or 3 small ones) 1 cup of roasted red peppers 1 cup sour cream 1 cup good mayonnaise 5 […]