Mid-Missouri offers plenty of great spots for outdoor recreation, with its mix of nature trails, conservation areas and state parks. With just a little gas in the tank and a sense of adventure, you're sure to find some great, simple and family-friendly entertainment.
Missourian reporters scoured the state for the best trips we could find at a fair price. We hope our readers find something worthwhile among the stories in this travel guide.
As Hickman High School celebrates the 100th anniversary of its mascot, one die-hard alumnus of the school, Charley Blackmore, keeps cheering on his Kewpies and serving the community by sharing his time and vast music collection.
Barry H. Landau has known about 25 White House dogs since the Eisenhower administration. Among the presidential-pooch memorabilia in his Manhattan apartment are matching orange inaugural dog coats worn by LBJ's twin beagles, Him and Her, and a photo of Landau kissing Clipper, JFK's German shepherd.
This spring chicks have been so popular with consumers that hatcheries are experiencing constant demand.
New arrivals from Cuba resettled in Columbia by the Catholic Church have fled repression and made new homes in central Missouri.
The Toys for Tots Literacy Program honored Alferd Williams' dedication to learning to read by creating an award in his honor.
Celebrity chef Jeff Henderson visited Douglass and Hickman high schools to share his life story with the hope of positively influencing the lives of students.
Facebook, formerly for college students only, is now being used by older generations to keep in touch with their families, network with employers and colleagues, and reach out to old friends.
Before someone can effectively understand others’ emotions, they must understand their own, says Karen Tate, who will speak this week at a seminar on emotional intelligence in the workplace.
The Jane Froman Singers of Columbia College are teaming up with the Columbia Civic Orchestra for a nine-day tour of Austria. The two groups will perform a preview of their tour Sunday evening at Columbia College.
Temperatures have been rising slowly over the past several decades in Missouri, causing cardinals to sing sooner, some birds to move northward and different species of plants to thrive in more northern climates. Scientists say now is the time to take action.
Army Pfc. LaVena Johnson's death in Iraq in 2005 was ruled as a suicide by Army investigators, however, her family is reveiwing evidence and death scene photos, which they think point to signs of murder and possibly sexual assualt.
Members of the MU Extension 4-H are sewing baby sleepers for the Columbia Regional Hospital. These sleepers reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and help teach parents proper swaddling techniques.
KaShaye Mathews, 15, of Columbia has learned to excel in ways doctors who diagnosed her with autism never thought possible.
A contemporary issues teacher at Rock Bridge High School pushes his students to help resolve problems in the United States and around the world.
Rock Bridge High School students use projects as a starting point for a community conversation about AIDS.
The Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir has been around for more than 30 years. The group is more than just a choir and members try to use music and song to praise God and share the Christian message.
Eggs are making a comeback: From quail eggs to eggs with a greenish-blue shell, Americans are experimenting with the breakfast food like never before.
For decades, Stephens College has admitted a handful of men to its undergraduate programs as "male apprentices." Faculty in the college's key programs of theater and dance believe including men provides a more realistic performance environment for the women. The men feel both the privilege and the responsibility that come with being a "Stephens man." They also feel the oddity of it.