Daily Archives

June 1, 2016

Leaving His Mark

“Coulda, woulda, shoulda called Atkins!” It’s an earworm that can last all day, and the company and the family this locally known ditty represents has a long history in Columbia and Boone County. Beginning in the 1920s, T.E. “Country”…

Cheryl Howard

Fifty-six-year-old Cheryl Howard has what some might call grit…actually, a whole lot of it! That’s what kept her on the job as executive director of the historic Nora Stewart Early Learning Center near downtown Columbia when she wanted to…

Garden Glamour

Add character and make a statement with these gardening trends and pieces that will make your garden grow into every bit as much a destination living space as your artful interior. Hanging Gardens These vertically mounted botanicals may…

Here Come The Mummies

Can both of these statements be true? Here Come The Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies with a one-track mind. Nashville’s Here Come The Mummies is a fun-rock band composed of professional…

Yesteryear

In this column we are looking back at historical places in Boone County.  Ernie’s Cafe was founded in 1934 by the owner Ernie Lewis, for whom the cafe is named. It was reported to be a popular place for couples to go to dinner and there…