CoMo You Know

COMO YOU KNOW: Chris Gervino

Chris Gervino has been a sports director at KOMU since 2000.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

COMO YOU KNOW: Growth management planning

The master plan is part of a concept called growth management planning. Rather than allowing the city to expand willy-nilly, the commission is putting together recommendations for the Planning Department to codify into a written document.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grass Roots Organizing

A Boone County-based nonprofit organization with an emphasis on issues related to poverty.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grant Elementary School

Located at 10 E. Broadway, Grant is the oldest existing school building still in use in the city and serves 323 students.

COMO YOU KNOW: GetAbout Columbia

Formerly the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program and the Pednet Project. It is funded through a $22 million federal grant.


COMO YOU KNOW: Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

The Black Culture Center began in 1972 at the Black Culture House, a haven for black students at MU.

COMO YOU KNOW: Flat Branch Pub and Brewing

Flat Branch Pub and Brewing is located at 115 S. Fifth St. The pub serves a wide variety of food and is known for its beer.

COMO YOU KNOW: Father Augustine Tolton

Father Augustine Tolton was born in Missouri and was the first black Catholic priest in the United States.

COMO YOU KNOW: Eminent domain

The use of eminent domain is akin to the use of easements, which primarily allow the city government to acquire small parcels of land that are necessary for infrastructure development.

COMO YOU KNOW: East Campus

The Columbia neighborhood is bounded by Old 63 (east), College Avenue (west), Rollins Street (south) and East Broadway (north).


Don Faurot is a former MU football player, coach and influential figure for which Faurot Field, MU's football field, is named.

COMO YOU KNOW: Devil's Icebox

The Devil’s Icebox is a double sinkhole in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park that offers a view of the underground stream and cool, refreshing air.

COMO YOU KNOW: Delta Delta Delta

Delta Delta Delta was founded on November 27, 1888. In 2010, the chapter had 229 members.


Dave Yost is a coach for the Missouri Tigers football team. He is the team’s offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, placekicker coach and recruiting coordinator.

COMO YOU KNOW: Daniel Boone City Building

What is now the Daniel Boone City Building was once known as the Daniel Boone Tavern, a hotel and informal community center.

COMO YOU KNOW: Chris Belcher

Dr. Chris Belcher has worked in the education field for 28 years in various teaching and administrative positions.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Cribs

The simple mission of Columbia Cribs is “to put a roof over your head in Columbia.”

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Track Club

Columbia Track Club is a running club that has participants from Columbia and surrounding towns.