Yearly Archives

2020

The Reigning Pump-king

It was a friend who first planted the seed for the idea. After hearing how much fun Jacob Leffert had growing pumpkins, RJ Bechtold decided to plant a patch himself, and got permission from his Dad to use a one-acre plot behind his family’s…

Natural Immunity

Whether you’re concerned about catching the flu, a common cold, or the more-feared COVID-19 this fall and winter, there are preventative measures you can take to promote a healthy immune system.

Slow Cooker Cocoa

Ingredients: 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 gallon of whole milk 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons vanilla extract Marshmallows for topping (optional) Whipped cream for topping (optional)…

Working with Wood

Starting as a complete amateur six years ago, Jeff Glenn had no tools, no workshop and no background in woodworking. What he did have was a desire to learn how to craft furniture. And that is exactly what he did — out of oak, cherry and…

Sip Trip

Whether you’ve been to Napa every year since you can remember or still prefer Moscato as your wine of choice, chances are you’ll find a Missouri wine you love. Missouri’s wine-making history began in the 1850s in the Hermann area and…

Family Tree

Rachael Renee Buxton and Kendall Lee Pearl chose a historic — and majestic — site for their wedding ceremony: The Big Tree, aka The Champion Bur Oak, in McBaine. History is something of a common thread for the couple. They met in 2010…

Style Setters

When it comes to personal style, everyone has their own unique take on fashion trends and ways to make popular looks their own. We asked our readers and followers who they thought were the most fashionable people in Columbia and narrowed…

Pressed for Success

The idea for Logboat’s newest venture, Waves Cider Company, has actually been brewing for a while. Though fermenting would be more accurate. According to Judson Ball, from Logboat’s very beginning, he and the other co-founders wanted it to…

Hiking Haven

If you’re visiting the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, hiking Kootenai Creek Trail #53 is a must. This green oasis of a forested hike travels next to Kootenai Creek for a good part of the journey. My husband Alan and I hike this trail as…

Grilled to Pear-fection

It’s a weird time. I know there are a lot of uncertain things going on, but I’m talking about that weird time between the end of the summer and beginning of fall. You may still have some tomatoes to harvest and eat, but there is also fall…

Faith In Their Future

Amanda Byler and Ethan Roussin were married on June 15, 2019, at St. Thomas Moore Newman Center. The ceremony site held a special meaning for the couple. Both come from Catholic families and Newman Center served as their spiritual home when…

Setting a Table with Style

Are you looking for fresh ideas to update your dining room table? Here are three concepts to inspire you to take your table to the next level, whether it’s an average weeknight dinner or a festive dinner feast. Remember that your table…

A Passion for Purple

When you have a love of lavender — and all shades of purple — it’s bound to be evident on your big day. It certainly was for bride Katherine Caldwell. She incorporated her favorite color into many aspects of her wedding, from her floral…

Celebri-tease

Whether they’re athletes, movie stars, musicians, models or moguls, celebrities are often asked to endorse products, with many signing lucrative deals to do so. Other celebs come out with their own product lines — everything from clothing…

Best of Columbia

It’s time for our annual Best of Columbia awards — and this year we shook things up a little. Our editors took out much of the groundwork for our readers by picking nominees for the reader-voted awards, and then you, our readers, turned in…
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