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

No Excuses

Charlie Digges Sr. doesn’t seem to like attention. He’d rather hear your story. His genuine interest is apparent as he listens and studies you. As he begins to share his story, you become acutely aware of what a small world it can be…

Eulogy to a Hero

Prime magazine recently asked readers to submit articles on their heroes. Here is the award-winning essay, written by Columbia resident Jeanne Dzurick. As Thanksgiving nears, take the time to give thanks to your own special hero.

A “High Chaparral” Thanksgiving

Come November, Henry Darrow’s thoughts typically turn to turkeys … and burros. Darrow, who turned 82 in September, played Manolito in the popular 60s western television series “High Chaparral.” He recalls the memorable Thanksgiving…

Senior Housing 101

Senior housing is a broad category, ranging from 50+ retirement communities to skilled nursing facilities. Learn about the levels of care available in Columbia with this senior housing primer.

Here For A Good Time

What goes on at the Columbia Senior Activity Center? A lot more than what most people think. Tai chi, billiards, card games, line dancing, woodcarving, Wii bowling, Friday seminars and more put the “activity” in the center’s name.

Happy Trails

Add a vineyard experience to your daytrip plans with a visit to Missouri wine country. Nearly half of Missouri’s 128 wineries are organized into 10 regional wine trails. Find the route tailor-made for your tastes.

The Art of Lupus Garrett

“History, Louis XIV, photography, Picasso, African-American quilts, French furniture, Frank Gehry, standard poodles, the Missouri River, Bjork, Cajun music, rock walls, farmhouses, Victorian furniture, modernism, abstract expressionism,…

Who Killed Janett Christman?

By March of 1950, police in Columbia were ready for spring. The last few months had been particularly taxing for the force, whose time and resources had been stretched to the limit by a series of sexual assaults. In October 1949,…