June 25, 2010
Dieter Kurtenbach is a sports reporter at the Columbia Missourian and a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park's rock bridge was the destination of choice for the Schuyler School's field trip. The students were led on a tour under the rock bridge, which was once part of The Devil's Icebox, the seventh longest cave in Missouri.
In three days, Homes for Our Troops volunteers took Army Sgt. Robert Canine's house from a slab of concrete to a house with a roof and garage door.
VIDEO: Homes for Our Troops volunteers built a house for Army Sgt. Robert Canine, who is a double amputee, and his family. The opening ceremony for the house took place on April 9. "I feel so honored that volunteers are willing to do so much for me and other veterans. It is humbling and I appreciate it so much," Canine said.
June 24, 2010
From left, volunteers Tom Reams and Danny John help put the final touches on the kitchen for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. The counters are all built at a handicap-accessible level for Canine, who is a double amputee.
Volunteer Zah Mayfield works on a handicap-accessible door for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21.
Homes for our Troops volunteer Earl Talbert walks through veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. Construction of the house begun in April and is now reaching completion. The key ceremony will be held Saturday, June 26, at which time the home will be handed over to the Canine family.
Volunteer Jim Whitaker works on the windows for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. The windows are all built at a handicap-accessible level for Canine, who is a double amputee.
Staff Sgt. Robert Canine sits on a window sill on the back side of his future home and talks to volunteers during the first day of the Homes for our Troops build on April 9 in Columbia.
West Worley Street, West Broadway, West Boulevard and McBaine Street mark the West Ash Neighborhood Association boundaries.
Homeowners on Bourn Avenue north of Rollins Road received city approval to organize a new neighborhood association.
City Council approved changes to the city's bus routes Tuesday night.
Maggie Walter is a night news editor at ColumbiaMissourian.com and the Missourian. She is also an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and teaches copy editing and design.
Local credit union volunteers came together to complete the construction of a specially adapted home for Robert Canine and his family. Click here to download the news release from the Missouri Credit Union Association.
Keith Jones identifies vacation photos taken while he was living in Florida with Tausha Fields. Jones was testifying during Fields' first-degree murder trial Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.
Tausha Fields talks to her defense team during witness testimony in her first-degree murder trial on Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.
As a volunteer, Glen Sapp provides a listening ear for the family of his patient, Harry Simons. “I can talk to Glen; he is ‘our Glen,’” said his daughter Alisa Calvert.
Harry Simons gets a visit from Hospice Compassus volunteer Glen Sapp about once a week. When a patient is put on hospice service, aggressive treatment is no longer attempted. The purpose of hospice service is to keep patients comfortable.