CoMo You Know


Dan Devine served as head football coach for Arizona State University, the University of Missouri, the NFL's Green Bay Packers and the University of Notre Dame. Devine was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

COMO YOU KNOW: Central Missouri Dream Factory

The Central Missouri Dream Factory is a chapter of The Dream Factory Inc., a national organization that raises funds and use them to grant dreams of local children who suffer from critical or chronic illness.


KOMU is an NBC affiliate television station in Columbia. The station serves as a teaching lab for Missouri School of Journalism students.

COMO YOU KNOW: Shanthi Mandir Hindu Temple

The temple focuses on bringing together the community by opening its doors to all sects of Hinduism.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mizzou Arena

The $75 million facility opened in 2004. It hosts Missouri men's and women's basketball games as well as concerts and other events. Capacity is 15,061.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Municipal Power Plant

The publicly owned power plant is operated by the city to provide not-for-profit electric service by burning coal, gas and oil.

COMO YOU KNOW: Islamic School of Columbia

The Islamic School of Columbia opened in 1998 and operates under a two-class system with its students, dividing them by grades.

COMO YOU KNOW: University Concert Series

The University Concert Series brings a variety of entertainers from around the world to Jesse Auditorium, where the public can enjoy their performances.

COMO YOU KNOW: Shryocks' Corn Maze

Shyrocks' Corn Maze is an annual fall activity on the Shyrocks Callaway Farm that invites visitors to explore all 15 acres of corn maze, which is mowed into a new design each year.


The 63 Diner, which opened in 1989, is known around Columbia for its old-fashioned cheeseburgers, french fries and malts.

COMO YOU KNOW: Alpha Delta Pi

The Alpha Gamma chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority was founded at MU in 1915. The sorority recognizes the Ronald McDonald House as its oficial philanthropy.

COMO YOU KNOW: Alumni Association Student Board

The board consists of representatives from MU and the Mizzou Alumni Association.

COMO YOU KNOW: American Red Cross Mid-Missouri Chapter

Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross is located in Columbia and assists the community when disaster strikes.

COMO YOU KNOW: True False Film Fest

Established in 2004, the festival is an annual four-day showing of nonfiction documentaries in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Independent School

Columbia Independent School moved to a new, combined campus in 2009 after operating since 1998 in multiple buildings.

COMO YOU KNOW: Christian Chapel Academy

Christian Chapel Academy opened in 1985 and offers a Christian education to its students. The school offers classes from preschool to eighth grade.

COMO YOU KNOW: Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy is a Christian school in Columbia that opened in 2002.

COMO YOU KNOW: Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Good Shepherd Lutheran School has been open since 2002 and has grown from eight students in its first year to 89 in the 2011-12 school year.

COMO YOU KNOW: Christian Fellowship School

Founded in 1981, Christian Fellowship School serves students in pre-kindergarten through high school. The school currently boasts enrollment of about 290.

COMO YOU KNOW: Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission advises the county commission on matters of land use.