MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Georgetown [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Dixon, left, is beaten to a loose ball by Georgetown's Jason Clark in Tuesday's overtime loss at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Columbia College basketball player Greg Stegeman vs. Lyon College [Photo]

Columbia College senior forward Greg Stegeman eyes the basket against Lyon College on Tuesday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Old distance chart for Boone's Lick stage [Photo]

This distance chart, which describes distances between taverns and stage stands along Boone's Lick Road, was published by a stagecoach line in the early 19th century. Thrailkeld's was an earlier name for Van Horn's Tavern.

Fergene Goddin at Van Horn's Tavern [Photo]

Nine-year-old Fergene Goddin sits in the back of a wagon in front of Van Horn's Tavern in approximately 1914. Once the era of stagecoach travel had ended, Van Horn's became a private home for the Goddin family.

A marked beam in Van Horn's Tavern [Photo]

A Roman numeral marked this beam for the builders of Van Horn's Tavern, probably in 1829 or 1830.

Interior of Van Horn's tavern [Photo]

Some of the interior plaster and lath remains covering the thick oak-log walls of Van Horn's Tavern, which stands near its original site, south of Interstate 70 near the Midway exit.

Patrick Dougherty in Van Horn's Tavern [Photo]

Patrick Dougherty, longtime owner of Van Horn's Tavern, points out a barn owl's nest in an upstairs room of Van Horn's Tavern. Dougherty has donated the tavern to the Boone County Historical Society, which plans to disassemble, relocate and preserve the structure, which dates to 1829.

SLIDESHOW: Karen Kahler's boot camp: one year later [Slideshow]

In the year since Karen Kahler's death, her boot camp students have remained together. In fact, they say her death brought them closer. One of Kahler's colleagues, Johnna Leak, succeeded her as the group's instructor, and the students have welcomed her as one the family.

Hickman fights for basketball [Photo]

Hickman point guard Megan Fudge-McGrath, center, fights with Waynesville's Lauren Snoble, left, and Breanna Hall for a loose basketball during Monday's game at Hickman.

Hickman girls basketball player Jade Holly vs. Waynesville [Photo]

Hickman sophomore Jade Holly, right, drives against Waynesville defender Lesley Larson in the Kewpies' season-opening win Monday at Hickman.

Bryda during bootcamp [Photo]

Elizabeth Bryda works out during boot camp on Nov. 18 at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Karen Kahler and her daughters [Photo]

Lauren, Emily and Karen Kahler in a photo taken on Nov. 28, 2009.

MAP: Maguire Boulevard extension [Graphic]

The Maguire Boulevard extension will allow for easier access between Stadium Boulevard, U.S. Highway 63 and the LeMone Industrial Plaza. The total amount the city paid for the project is $6.9 million.

Maguire Boulevard extension ceremony [Video]

About 30 city officials and council members gathered Monday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the intersection of Maguire and Stadium boulevards. The $6.9 million project is aimed at alleviating traffic flow at the intersection of New Haven Road and Highway 63.

Maguire Blvd. extension increases access to businesses [Photo]

Environmental impact was a concern during the construction of the bridges on Maguire Boulevard. In an effort to be more environmentally sensitive, Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said the bridge doesn't directly drain into the creek below. The extension increases access to many businesses, including a FedEx facility on the boulevard.

Maguire Boulevard extension ribbon cutting [Photo]

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe, second from left, and Mayor Bob McDavid, with Roger Bumgarner between them, cut the ribbon after several attempts in a ceremony for the new Maguire Boulevard extension Monday, Nov. 29. The new road connects Lemone Industrial and Stadium boulevards.

New bridge on Maguire Boulevard [Photo]

Two bridges and a road cut are part of the Maguire Boulevard extension to connect with Stadium Boulevard.

Watkins speaks at Maguire Blvd. ribbon cutting [Photo]

City Manager Bill Watkins speaks before the ribbon cutting for the Maguire Boulevard extension Monday, Nov. 29. The extension, which connects Maguire to Stadium Boulevard, was envisioned for 30 years before it was finally realized.

MU basketball player Kim English vs. Western Illinois [Photo]

Missouri junior guard Kim English dribbles past Western Illinois defender Matt Lander on Nov. 18 in the Tigers' season-opening victory at Mizzou Arena.

Maguire Boulevard extension completed after nearly 20 years of planning [Photo]

The Maguire Boulevard extension has opened, celebrated by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. The $6.9 million road project connects businesses in the Lemone industrial area northward to Stadium Boulevard.