Sportscaster’s Companion

Rod Smith has been covering sports in mid-Missouri for three decades. It’s no wonder that his Yorkie, Rylee, is athletic. “She has a talent for playing with balloons,” Smith says. “And she used to be a very good jumper.” Rylee is…

Chef’s Choice

When you go out to a restaurant, there’s an assortment of delicious dishes to try. But what do the chefs consider their personal favorite creations? Chefs Mike Pratt with The Quarry and Chris McDonnell with Chris McD’s share their beloved…

Fulton Getaway

Fifty years ago, as most Baby Boomers were rocking to “Get Back,” the Beatles’ latest No. 1 hit, another British invasion was being celebrated in the central Missouri community of Fulton. That’s where the doors had just opened on the…

It’s Time to Travel

Take off to your favorite destination in style this summer. Model Tonya Christensen is ready for fun in the sun with these pieces that will help you look cool and comfortable. Not sure what to pack? Picking basic pieces helps you create…

Building Business

Construction activity traditionally swings into high gear each spring, as freezing temperatures ease up and the ground thaws. So, it’s a great time to check in with Columbia builders and developers about the state of the local industry.…

Gary Ward

On the way to his third-floor office, Gary Ward steps with an even, determined pace across the star-patterned floor tiles of Jesse Hall. It’s 8 a.m., and he has just finished his morning workout. His day started three hours earlier as he…

Power Bars

If eating healthfully is your primary goal, granola bars might not be the best choice. Most store-bought granola bars and so-called protein snack bars are sugar-loaded candy bars disguised as healthy snacks. Nevertheless, almost all my…

Girl Power

After searching through the entire store for T-shirts for Clara, her physical and fearless toddler, KOMU morning news anchor Megan Judy was frustrated: All of the shirts for girls featured princesses, unicorns and glitter, none of which…

Farmhouse Living

A classic and timeless place with enough space to accommodate a growing family is what came to mind when college sweethearts Sarah and Tommy Purk envisioned their ideal home. In April 2018, the couple’s vision became reality as they…