A Man of Mystery

Local author Kevin Doyle is living a double life. But, unlike the characters in mystery and detective novels like the ones he writes, his second identity isn’t a secret.

Nature versus Nurture

After more than a year of being stuck at home, parents are finally venturing out and socializing with other adults. Babies certainly need quality time with their mothers and fathers — but they also need it with Mother Earth..

TACOS

Tacos are taking the country by soft-shelled storm. Whether you prefer yours atop a corn tortilla or tricked out with all the toppings, Columbia’s Mexican food scene is nothing to shake a side of salsa at.

2021 Cutest Pet Winners

For the second year, we went searching for the most adorable animals in Columbia. We received entries in the form of dozens of dogs, a cache of cats and a passel of pets to populate our unique pet

One Versatile Vehicle

Biscuits have a multitude of savory and sweet preparations. Two of my favorites are strawberry shortcakes and biscuits and gravy. You can make a double, or triple batch of biscuits in the morning, and use some for B&G at breakfast, then…

Catch of the Day

After Katfish Katy’s closed at the end of 2020, employees, customers and frequenters of the Missouri river scene alike lamented. But, this spring, hope emerged in the form of mother-and-son team Vanessa and Jake Leitza. Katfish Katy’s…

Fun in the Sun

Spring is here, which means warmer weather and a lot more opportunity for outdoor activity.  This is a great time of year to increase your physical activity while enjoying your favorite hobbies and sports. Most of us are aware that..

Poolside Sips

When I think of summer cocktails, I am immediately drawn to thoughts of spicy margaritas and palomas served out on a patio. For this cocktail, I wanted to add a twist by swapping out the tequila for a severely under-appreciated..

Television Anchor Jim Riek

Jim Riek has vanished from the KOMU newscast. More likely than not, wherever he is at this moment, there’s a broad smile on his face, reflecting his good-natured approach to life. He’s probably on a..
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