Welcome to the section of the Missourian dedicated to your voices and your stories. Community contributions make our coverage more complete, and we hope you'll consider sharing — in text, picture or video form. We also publish obituaries just as families write them, as submitted by funeral homes.
The Missourian has a long history of and commitment to sharing community voices. Not sure what you have to share? Take a look at these examples of past submissions for inspiration. Or get in touch with Joy Mayer, the section's editor, to talk about some ideas.
Want to contribute?
Or send mail to:Columbia Missourian, Attn: Submissions
221 S. Eighth Street, Columbia MO 65211
Questions: Joy Mayer, the Missourian’s director of community outreach
Jennifer Newberry and Joyce Wilke, volunteers from the local animal rescue organization Second Chance, share their stories about rescuing a kitten from a construction site.
Brad Wilmot's security camera looking north from University Place Apartments captured the storm that hit Columbia.
It was an astounding moment to see more than 300 people standing in a bar, reverently quiet as the National Anthem played at the opening of the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Belgium.
Missourian reporters try to write life stories for every person in our community who dies. We also, however, publish all obituaries we receive, just as we receive them. You’ll find those here.