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Levee being constructed in Iowa [Photo]

Heavy equipment is used to help build a temporary levee to protect the town from floodwaters on Wednesday in Hamburg, Iowa.

Missouri River floodwaters near I-29 [Photo]

Rising floodwaters from the nearby Missouri River threaten Interstate 29 on Wednesday near Hamburg, Iowa.

A Hamburg, Iowa highway submerged under Missouri River floodwater [Photo]

Floodwaters from the nearby Missouri River cover a county highway on Wednesday in Hamburg, Iowa. The town is attempting to hold the water back by building a temporary levee, though the water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week.

Nebraska grain silo surrounded by floodwaters [Photo]

A grain silo is surrounded by floodwaters from the Missouri River near Beaver Lake, Neb., on Wednesday. With the flooding expected to continue into August, it's not clear yet how much farmland will be affected.

Bricks on Cherry Street downtown [Photo]

Cherry Street between Fourth and Seventh streets is one of the longest stretches of restored brick street in Columbia. Plans call for the restoration to extend another block, to Eighth Street.

UP-ROOT-ED [Graphic]

The Root Cellar is moving to an East Walnut location in the coming weeks.

Marek Paplowski teaches during World's Largest Swimming Lesson [Photo]

Swimming instructor Marek Poplawski peps up 3-year-olds Grace Watson, left, and Payton Oeth at the start of their swim lesson on Tuesday at the MU Student Recreation Center's Tiger Grotto.

Tiger Swim students during World's Largest Swimming Lesson [Photo]

Ashley Reinero, 5, right, practices her back float with her fellow classmates — from left, Justin Reinero, 4, Neesa Phadke, 4, and Amelie Crane, 4 — during a Tiger Swim lesson on Tuesday at the MU Student Recreation Center's Tiger Grotto. Tiger Swim students on Tuesday were part of the World's Largest Swimming Lesson, an international event to promote swimming lessons for children.

Tate Hall renovations complete [Photo]

Renovations were wrapping up at Tate Hall when this picture was shot, on May 25. MU's English Department will move back into the building, which had been closed for reconstruction since December 2009. A remodeled Switzler Hall, home to the Communication Department, will also reopen.

Columbia’s brick streets resurface [Graphic]

The Historic Preservation Commission is once again proposing a restoration of the brick streets in downtown Columbia, some of which are over 100 years old. Here’s where they are.

How the battle played out [Graphic]

Here's a look at what happened at the original Battle of Boonville.

Pon Chinn [Photo]

Pon Chinn

Free Lunch in the Park begins its program [Video]

Boone County’s Voluntary Action Center and Health Department began its free lunch program for children in Douglass Park on Monday. Organizers explain how the program works.

Rehearsing for summer concert series [Photo]

Siri Geenen practices the viola for the Chamber Music Recital at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Four masters of the strings [Photo]

Carrie Dowell, Siri Geenen, Matthew Pierce and Laura Stout rehearse for an empty house Monday. The quartet will perform Monday evening as a part of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts' Hot Summer Nights Music Festival.

A.L. Gustin Golf Course clubhouse [Photo]

The A.L. Gustin Golf Course clubhouse was constructed in 1997.

Columbia Regional Airport's terminal [Photo]

Columbia Regional Airport's current terminal was one of Pon Chinn's notable projects.

Boone County National Bank's Rockbridge location [Photo]

Boone County National Bank's Rockbridge location is one of Pon Chinn's architectural projects.

A Musical Monday [Photo]

Siri Geenen practices Monday in the Missouri Theatre. Geenen is a member of a string quartet that performed works originally composed by Duke Ellington on Monday.

Lake of the Woods Golf Course's clubhouse [Photo]

The clubhouse located at Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Columbia
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