Inside Columbia
Your Guide To Living, Working & Having Fun In Columbia

Law Enforcement Support

A few weeks ago, I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen for quite some time. He is a Columbia police officer, so there was plenty of fodder to dive right into a meaningful conversation without having to muddle through the usual niceties.…


“Made in the USA” is a badge of honor proudly borne by the products of the American manufacturing sector. Did you know that many of those “Made in the USA” goods are produced right here in Boone County?


Bartenders Rich Trippler and Aaron Rostad were enjoying some whiskey at the bar at Sycamore restaurant when they came up with the idea for a pop-up cocktail business. That same evening, Rostad came up with the name, CoMingle573, and set up…


Growing up in Joplin, Andrew Grabau discovered early in life that people all around him were struggling. “I knew friends at school, families at church, folks at my first job as a teen sacking groceries at a local grocery store


When was the last time you paid for something with cash? We live in a world where paying with plastic is considered the norm — whether you’re making a $5 or a $500 purchase — and it’s likely been awhile since some of us have even paid for a…

Enduring Style

Celeste Hardnock was fresh out of college when she decided to go for her dream and opened a women’s fashion boutique on Broadway. Now, 39 years later, she’s still living that dream at My Sister’s Circus.

Spirit Rider

Judge Sue Crane is fulfilling a promise she made as a teenager and as a result, is leading hundreds of kids down a better trail.

Fuel Your Morning

Love oatmeal? Try these variations made with milk and old-fashioned oatmeal. Together, milk and oats make a breakfast powerhouse delivering protein and other key nutrients.

Brad & Angelina’s Wine

It’s tailgate season, time to raise a toast to Tiger football glory. Put a special Mizzou stamp on your spread with a refreshing rosé from the vineyard of MU dropout Brad Pitt. Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé shot to the top of…