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 win four games, guys, believe me, it hurts your soul,” Odom told reporters at SEC Media Days in…

Endless Grooves

More than any of the blues fests I’ve attended over the years, this month’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Stephens Lake Park showcases local players front and center and in their best light. Any given year Chump Change, the Bel Airs,…

Net Gains

It is not very often a college coach — or any coach for that matter — is asked to write something on their own. We see many articles in the daily sports section about coaches and their athletic programs. They always come from the minds and…

On The Town September 2017

Chip in Fore Kids Golf Tournament It was a splendid day for the MFA Oil Chip in Fore the Kids Golf Tournament presented by Manor Roofing & Restoration. Thirty-nine teams played throughout the day to support the youth in the community.…

Knot News

Kelly Wilson and Joshua Gaskins were wed on June 3, 2017, at the Olivet Christian Church. The couple met in eighth grade at Jefferson Junior High. They immediately became friends and began dating in February of 2007. They dated on…

Economic Development in Missouri

Every day, Missouri is engaged in a global competition for jobs, business expansions and relocations, and private sector investment in our economy. In the 21st Century, businesses can locate nearly anywhere in the world, and we want…

Just Ask Joe

Mulling over a kitchen remodel? Unsure how to begin? KraftWerks’ owner Joe Coke has remodeled dozens of kitchens in Columbia. Here he offers advice to kickstart your project. ADDING SPACE The first question I usually get is, “Can we…

Trail Time

What is trail running? For me, if the surface is not paved, I’m trail running. Rocky, narrow singletrack through the forest, a grassy mowed path through the prairie or a crushed limestone bike trail along the Missouri River all add to the…

Pigskin Preview

Photos by L.G. Patterson On Sept. 2, black-and-gold clad fans will fill the old bowl at the southern end of campus, Truman the Tiger will spin his tail and Marching Mizzou will play those old familiar tunes. The Missouri Tigers will dash…

Walk This Way

Photos by L.G. Patterson On May 30, Inside Columbia partnered with Columbia Culinary Tours for a special guided walking tour of some of Columbia’s finest eateries. The tour was sponsored by the Missouri Beef Industry Council, and nearly…

Setting Sail

photography by Pete Jackson The dying words of the 39-year-old veteran on my MRI table were, “I just wish I’d bought a boat.” I’d never been sailing before, but ignorance has never stopped me from jumping in head first. I knew myself well…

Run a high altitude 100-mile race

Haley Schwarz says the hardest part of running a 100-mile ultra-marathon race is the mental challenge. “I can push my body to the max for a 4-hour marathon, but for long-distance running it’s more about the stamina,” she said. “I’m…

Survive a Plane Crash

A lot went wrong for John Abbott on June 19, 2016. But a lot went right, too. He and his father-in-law were sightseeing in a 1942 Texan T-6 airplane, flying above a farm on the Osage River near Henley, Missouri, when the plane’s engines…

Drive a Bigfoot Truck

Gene Patterson of Jefferson City knows what it’s like to roll with the big ones. When he gets behind the wheel of a 12,000-pound, 10-foot tall, 1,000-horsepower truck, “It’s all about freedom,” he said. Bigfoot trucks sit on tires that are…

Drive in a demolition derby

Leslie Bradshaw-Dingell comes from a family of racers, so it’s no wonder she drove in her first powder puff derby at the age of 15 and went on to build her first car soon afterward. It was a Ford Torino and she won first place. “I never…

Bring Brunch Home

There’s no denying that brunch is a popular favorite, but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to enjoy a delicious spread with family and friends. Enjoy this weekend luxury every day and bring brunch home with premium…
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