CoMo You Know

COMO YOU KNOW: Taylor Stadium at Simmons Field

The 3,031-seat Taylor Stadium is home to the Missouri baseball and softball teams. Simmons Field, the name of the actual playing surface, was named Field-of-the-Year in 1993 by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

COMO YOU KNOW: Chuck Basye

Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, represents the 47th district in the Missouri House of Representatives. 

COMO YOU KNOW: Michael Trapp

Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp has traveled the country, but ultimately he decided to make Columbia his home.

COMO YOU KNOW: Kip Kendrick

Kip Kendrick is the Missouri state representative for the 45th District, which includes Boone County. He was elected to his first term in office on Nov. 6, 2014, replacing previous Rep. Chris Kelly.

COMO YOU KNOW: Clyde Ruffin

The Rev. Clyde Ruffin, who announced Jan. 20 that he would run for the open First Ward City Council seat, is the senior pastor at Second Missionary Baptist Church and a professor and chair of the MU Department of Theatre.


Mike Alden is the director of athletics at MU.

COMO YOU KNOW: Laura Nauser

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser initially ran for Columbia City Council in 2005 on a whim, submitting her petition just before midnight the day it was due.


Third Ward Columbia Councilman Karl Skala began his civic involvement by establishing the Hominy Branch Neighborhood Association.

COMO YOU KNOW: Guitar Street

Guitar Street, which once ran between Walnut Street and Broadway at the current location of the Daniel Boone City Building, no longer exists but was influential in the early days of Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grass Roots Organizing works to promote change

Grass Roots Organizing works to promote change in the Columbia community and to protect the rights of its residents.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus

Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help raise money to grant children's wishes.

COMO YOU KNOW: GetAbout Columbia offers residents transportation options

GetAbout Columbia encourages residents to walk and bike more often.

CoMo You Know: Columbia Aquatic Restoration Project

The Columbia Restoration Project is a volunteer group run by the city of Columbia. The group aims to support the Parks and Recreation Department in managing aquatic plants and shorelines.


COMO YOU KNOW: Alpha Epsilon Pi

Alpha Epsilon Pi, commonly known as AEPi, has been the largest Jewish fraternity in North America.

COMO YOU KNOW: Refugee and Immigration Services

Refugee and Immigration Services is a branch of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City that works to help people acclimate to new cultures and communities.

COMO YOU KNOW: BC Baseball League

The BC Baseball League is a nonprofit organization established in 1993 to organize and promote youth baseball.

COMO YOU KNOW: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

The nonprofit theater has been staging productions since 1961.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mary Hussman

Mary Hussman is a long-time activist in the Columbia community. Before she retired, she was recognized by both chambers of the Missouri legislature for her efforts.

COMO YOU KNOW: Robin Pingeton

Robin Pingeton is the head coach of the Missouri women's basketball team. She became the program's third coach in April 2010.

COMO YOU KNOW: Norm Stewart

Norm Stewart is a former Missouri student athlete and a retired men's basketball coach.