Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend

Talk about winning one for the home team. The Daniel Boone Little League (DBLL) softball team took home a history-making third place win in the Little League World Series this past August. “We’re the first softball team in the State of…

Athletic Alums Team Up

You could say that after spotting Taryn Cadle, John Miles was a bit squirrely. According to their “how we met” story, John and his friend Case — one of John’s groomsmen — ate breakfast together at Dobbs Hall on MU's campus every…

A Return to Its Roots

Photos by Notley Hawkins Post-pandemic, many of us are finally enjoying reunions and homecomings. That’s certainly true for the Boone County Fair, which returns to Columbia July 20 to 24 for the first time in 5 years. Its return in…

Rush of Opportunity

Photos by LG Patterson What do the University of Missouri’s president and a fiction novel about the California gold rush have in common? A writer named Gordy Sauer. As Mun Choi’s speech writer and an about-to-be-published author, Sauer…

A Will To Wed

When Elizabeth Duesenberg and Will DelGrosso were students at Lindenwood College in St. Louis, they were introduced by mutual friends who were dating and wanted another couple to double date with. When Will proposed, he took Elizabeth to…

Placid Paradise

Jeremy Spillman readily admits that early last year, when his family first floated the idea of putting in a pool, it held zero appeal. He didn’t want the maintenance hassles or upkeep costs. Nor was he eager to spend money on something

To Market, To Market

Talk about a recipe for success! The new pop-up, The Strollway Market, which opened last month in the Harold’s downtown location, is a collaboration from several very accomplished pros on Columbia’s cuisine scene: Michael Urban and Melissa…

Birds of a Feather

John Faaborg’s love of birds took flight early on. “My brother took me birding when I was 7 years old and I was hooked for life,” he says. “The excitement of being able to identify birds was one of the first things that drew me in, then . .…

Taking Stock

When cooler weather comes calling and we spend more time inside, we tend to lean more on items in the pantry rather than the garden or market, says Inside Columbia’s Food Editor Chef Brook Harlan. We also tend to turn to hearty, filling…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Thrill of the Grill

Grilling is a primal process, cooking outdoors over an open flame, similar to how our early cave ancestors did. It has a ritualistic flavor, and there’s often a social component, too — the gathering of family and friends to share in a…
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