Nostalgia Shop opened in 1977 in downtown Columbia, and 35 years later, George Liggett is still at it. A dig into the Missourian's archives around Halloween uncovered an amusing photo at the Nostalgia Shop from 1981. We followed up with Liggett and former co-owner Tim Flynn.
If you'll be spending some free time during the holidays doing some reading, allow us to make suggestions for your reading list.
Columbia residents learn how to celebrate Kwanzaa, a holiday to bring families together and teach African and African-American culture.
Plans are in place to preserve the Reynolds House, possibly for educational purposes.
Due to drought in prime growing areas and a huge demand from China, the pecan shortage is affecting businesses in the country.
Loren Van Abbema has been creating wooden sculptures for eight years at his home, just south of Hannibal, using a pair of chainsaws and his imagination. Van Abbema, 68, admits that his is an unusual, physically demanding hobby. To his knowledge, he's one of the only people in the region who does chainsaw carving.
Centralia residents don't claim their city is the best in the world. But it does have a special quality: the pride of residents who embody small-town values.
Although hunting numbers continue to decrease across the nation, more younger women are picking up hunting with their families.
Columbia couple, Renee Martin-Kratzer and Brian Kratzer, are holding a photo-shoot fundraiser on Nov. 5, 6 and 13 to raise money for eosinophilic disorder research.
The first Haunted Maplewood House tour uses Halloween to tell the story of the home's history, acted out by performers from the Maplewood Barn Theatre.
Hill Grave Cemetery, a Halloween graveyard display built by Ron Graves and Dennis Hill in the Oak Ridge subdivision, has become a must-see for neighborhood families during Halloween.
In 2004, Missouri made it legal to allow pets to be the beneficiary of a trust. A pet trust secures care for the pet after the owner's death.
A Columbia-based group of female cyclists enjoys weekly rides around town.
Katzhiko Takashige visited Columbia 20 years ago on a cross-country bicycle trip. Now he's back in the area, this time running across the country to raise money for victims of the 2010 Japanese tsunami.
The Community United Methodist Church has supported a number of organizations highlighted in the Festival of Sharing. The statewide Festival of Sharing will take place on Saturday in Sedalia.
The mid-Missouri chapter of the Missouri Mycological Society is hosting events related with mycology until the first week of November this year.
Hickman High School's Homecoming game is the same night as Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. As a cheerleader and member of the Homecoming court, Laura Davis' decision about whether to go to services or the game has been a matter of faith and family.
Social media and technology are increasingly becoming involved in the planning and experience of weddings.
Saturday's Worldwide Photo Walk encouraged people to snap photos of Columbia on their 2-mile loop through the city.
Study finds that stray bullets killed or injured 317 people between 2008 and 2009. Twenty percent of of the accidents resulted in death.