April 15, 2010
Art and Vera Gelder have spent the past 18 years working at Walk-About Acres. Throughout the spring and summer they can be found selling a wide variety of products, including honey and honey ice cream, at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Above all, their love for their farm and animals has brought them to new interests after retirement.
B.W. Robinson served as doorkeeper at the Missouri Senate until just days before his death.
MU School of Law dropped from 65 to 93 in the latest rankings from US News & World Report. The 28-spot drop was the largest of any school and gave MU its lowest ranking since the publication began ranking the nation’s top 100 law schools in the 2004 list.
Resident Joe Alder tells MoDOT engineer David Johns his concerns about preliminary plans to change the Stadium Boulevard corridor during a public meeting Wednesday. About 100 people came to learn more about the plans and offer their input.
The Columbia Police Department has announced new procedures for "use of force" reporting. Officers will use this form when reporting incidents.
Hickman baseball coach Terry Whitney coaches junior Jon Glendening at third base during the Kewpies' home opener against St. Charles on March 24.
Rock Bridge pitcher Travis Bittle throws against Hickman in last year's spring rivalry game on May 14, 2009.
New MU women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton speaks at a press conference April 8 at Mizzou Arena. Pingeton spent the last seven years coaching at Illinois State.
Bruins track team members junior Griffin Humphreys, freshman Nathan Koewn and senior Chris Cornell practice Tuesday at Rock Bridge.
Bruins track team members junior Callie Floyd and sophomore Emily Wright practice Tuesday at Rock Bridge.
April 14, 2010
Amanda Staely volunteers as a coach for the Boone County Hoppers double dutch and jump-rope team. On Wednesday she works with children who practice their skills.
Tenesha Frazier, 8, works on her double dutch jumping skills while Daisy Bryant, 8, helps turn the rope for her outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday.
Daisy Bryant, 8, jumps double dutch at a jump-rope class held outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday. The jump rope class is held every Tuesday at the Armory Center.
Liam Fogle, 9, jumps double dutch while Olivia Coyne, 7, tosses the ropes outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday.
Children participate in the jump rope class held by Columbia Parks and Recreation outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday. The class is held every Tuesday and has about fifteen participants.
Alie de Boton has been painting for more than 70 years. She and her husband, Robert, have traveled the world. They were married in Europe during World War II and spent time fleeing the Gestapo before settling in Columbia.
Alice de Boton uses wax, pigments, and a blowtorch to burn an image into the canvas. She began this type of painting, called encaustics, in the 1980s.
Patsy Sampson, former President of Stephens College.
Kiana Grant, site facilitator for the Benton Elementary School's Adventure Club, and Jonathan Garr, a first-grader at Benton, work on an experiment under the shade of the "Giving Tree".
The "Giving Tree" has given countless members of the community comfort, shade and stability. Ann Alofs, a third grade teacher at Benton Elementary School, said the removal of the tree is almost symbolic. "Benton has been experiencing big changes in terms of lots of teachers retiring," she said. "It’s almost as if the tree knew it was time to go. All good things come to an end and I guess this is one of them, but it is sad.”