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MAP: Katy Trail looks to expand West to join Rock Island Trail [Graphic]

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Katy Trail. There are plans to link the trail to the Rock Island Trail by extending the the trail westward from Pleasant Hill. The planned extension will be paid for with $18 million from a 2008 settlement between the state and AmerenUE over the December 2005 collapse of the Taum Sauk reservoir in southeast Missouri.

Aline Kultgen with her aunt and uncle [Photo]

From left, Aline Kultgen's aunt, Alice, and uncle, Robert, with her as a child circa 1946-47. Kultgen's aunt and uncle adopted her after the second World War.

1947 portrait of Aline Kulgen [Photo]

Portrait of Aline Kulgen, circa 1947.

Parents of Aline Kultgen [Photo]

Aline Kultgen's parents Esther and Yves.

Aline Kultgen [Photo]

Aline Kultgen sits in her living room on Monday. Kultgen was born in France and grew up during the German occupation of World War II. She spoke at the Mizzou Hillel about the Holocaust.

Documenting a car fire [Photo]

Assistant Fire Marshal Deborah Sorrell takes pictures of the burned vehicle sitting at near the intersection of westbound Stadium Boulevard and Old 63.

Abandonded car found on fire [Photo]

Fire Lt. Clayton Farr Jr., left, and Assistant Fire Marshal Deborah Sorrell were dispatched to the scene of a burning vehicle sitting near the intersection of westbound Stadium Boulevard and Old 63 on Monday evening.

Katy Trail turns 20 [Photo]

Sherry Cass darts through a kaleidoscope of fall colors on Oct. 29, 2007. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Katy Trail. Early opponents to the trail worried about trash, noise and public encroachment onto their land. These days, merchants in towns such as Augusta, Dutzow, Hermann and Marthasville meet regularly to discuss ways to further boost tourism along the trail. "The Katy Trail is a success," said Brent Hugh, executive director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. " All of the horrible things that were supposed to happen didn't."

Learning new languages at MU church [Photo]

Hong Liang, a Chinese visiting scholar at the MU environmental engineering department, gestures during a conversation lab at International Community Church in Columbia. The church was originally created to serve the international community at MU regardless of nationalities. Now, this includes international students, scholars, faculties and other residents in Columbia area. Besides services, the church also focuses on assisting the international congregations with English language skills by providing a speaking and writing lab.

Michael Burden [Photo]

Michael Burden is a journalism graduate student at MU, a graduate instructor and the MU campus representative for the Peace Corps.

Columbia's International Community Church provides service, english-language help [Slideshow]

The International Community Church, also known as ICC, was created to serve the international community regardless of nationalities at MU. The church now includes international students, scholars, faculty members and other residents in the Columbia area. Besides its service, the church also focuses on assisting the international congregations with English-language skills by providing a speaking and writing lab to help them adjust to new environments more easily and quickly.

Nacho Brothers porch performance [Photo]

Dylan Spruance, Rock Gremillion, and Kurt Heine play music on East Campus.

MAP: Warm Springs Ranch [Graphic]

The Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales are bred at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville.

Showing their support [Photo]

Rex Hainey, far left, and Jill Hainey joke while showing their support for Missouri senior Jana Hainey, who was pitching Sunday against Baylor. David Young, far right, also came out to support the Tigers.

Connecting for a home run [Photo]

Missouri freshman Nicole Hudson hits a three-run home run in the fourth inning Saturday against Baylor at University Field. The Tigers trailed by two going into the fourth inning.

Learning at Earth Day [Photo]

Teagan Witzig, 4, plays with a magnifying glass while doing crafts made with twigs, seeds and other natural components at the Earth Day festival in Peace Park.

2010 Earth Day [Slideshow]

The event featured many musical artists as well as booths providing everything including food and a children's hands-on touch tank. The original date for the celebration was April 25, but it was rained out and rescheduled.

Making a splash on Earth Day [Photo]

Children explore in the creek that runs through Peace Park on Sunday during Earth Day Celebrations. The event had been postponed a week due to rain, but had a large turnout.

Gardens for sale at Earth Day [Photo]

Summerfield's garden booth at the Earth Day celebrations in Peace Park on May 2. Vendors set up shop to sell everything from organic coffee to glass jewelry.

Celebrating Earth Day in Peace Park [Photo]

The Peace Park Stage of the Earth Day festivities was host to more than a dozen performers throughout the afternoon on Sunday. People gathered on the grass to enjoy the jazz musicians and dancers.
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