Columbia pool renovated to train potential Olympic swimmers, others

The pool is tucked away in south Columbia, hard to find without concise directions. Behind Scooter's Coffee off Grindstone Parkway in the 3000 block of Chinaberry Drive is the newly refurbished Macher...

2 Columbia Public Schools classes to use elements of The 1619 Project

Elements of The 1619 Project will be used by teachers in two elective courses for high school seniors in Columbia as part of the Pulitzer Center's The 1619 Project Education...

Boone County Fair’s 2021 return to Columbia excites fair-goers

Visitors to the Boone County Fair this week expressed delight that it's back in Columbia for the first time in six years, especially after being canceled by the pandemic last...

New Housing Programs Manager Gary Anspach shares vision for Columbia

Wednesday marked one month since Gary Anspach took on the role of Housing Programs manager for the City of Columbia.His job involves the distribution of Community Development Block Grant and HOME...

Columbia Public Schools, 4-H partner for summer school cooking class

Cassidy Childs ranked the fruit salsa from Friday's class five out of 10."The fruit is very 'tarty,' which is kind of bad," said Cassidy, a 13-year-old rising eighth grader at...

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Dog Days of Summer settles in as record heat hits region

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (WSIL) -- With this heat, it's not unusual to...
Children make memories at fair while learning about agriculture

Children make memories at fair while learning about agriculture

Children and their families made memories petting animals, learning how to milk a cow and playing in tubs of corn and soybeans Thursday morning...