CoMo You Know
Smithton Middle School opened in 1995 and is one of three such schools in the Columbia district.
Brady Deaton has been chancellor at MU since 2004.
"Pepper and Friends" was a daily variety show hosted by Paul Pepper and James Mouser that ran on KOMU/Channel 8 from 1982 until 2009.
The Hinkson Creek Trail is open to joggers, bikers and anyone who wants to enjoy nature. Pets are allowed, and the trail has access points to Hinkson Creek for canoeing or kayaking.
MU Student Recreation complex members can play soccer, Frisbee or run around the track at Stankowski Field.
The Pinnacles Youth Park features several hiking trails, fire pits and small picnic shelters near massive cliffs, or "pinnacles," carved into the limestone in the park.
Timothy Wolfe will become the 23rd president of the University of Missouri System when he takes office Feb. 15, 2012.
Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School opened in 1994.
Ridgeway Elementary School is a magnet school based on the concept of individually guided education. It draws students based on a lottery system.
Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School opened in January 2010 to replace the outdated Field Elementary.
Russell Boulevard Elementary School opened in 1958.
Parkade Elementary School opened in 1958.
Shepard Elementary School opened in 1968 and was built on what used to be the Shepard Dairy Farm.
West Boulevard Elementary School was constructed to be a "model school" for the Columbia Public School District.
Midway Heights Elementary School opened in 1956.
John B. Lange Middle School opened in 1997 for students in grades six and seven.
New Haven Elementary School opened in 1954.
Mill Creek Elementary School opened in 1988.
Rock Bridge Elementary School was not part of the Columbia school district when it first opened in 1957.
Two Mile Prairie Elementary School is a merger of three rural Boone County schools in the 1960s.