Costs of Walnut disease [Document]

Click here to download a 2009 assessment of what Thousand Cankers disease might cost the state of Missouri.

SLIDESHOW: Citizen Jane Film Festival features local artists [Slideshow]

The Citizen Jane Film Festival kick-off began with a screening of Fayth Levine’s documentary “Handmade Nation” at Ragtag Cinema on Wednesday. After the screening there was a question and answer session with the director and some crafting projects on the patio, including sewing and button-making. Columbia artists such as Cory McCarter and volunteers for the Citizen Jane Film Festival also joined in.

Missouri's mighty men at tight end [Photo]

Michael Egnew, left, and Andrew Jones each bring unique qualities to the Missouri tight end position.

Mueller leads Rock Bridge golf team [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Meghan Mueller, right, and Hickman's Patricia De Castro congratulate each other after the final hole of their round Wednesday at Old Hawthorne Golf Course. Mueller fired a 36.

Sausages advertise new football season [Photo]

Lauren Weiker, a Mizzou Meat Market employee, puts the summer sausage footballs back into a refrigerator at Eckles Hall. The footballs are intended to advertise the new season, and the hope is to sell them at home games.

Market sells sausage shaped like football [Photo]

The Mizzou Meat Market is now making a summer sausage in the shape of a football.

Missouri volleyball player Paola Ampudia at practice [Photo]

Missouri senior outside hitter Paola Ampudia is a native of Cali, Colombia. Other than her family, she says she misses the salsa dancing common in her home country.

Big 12 rushing resurgence [Photo]

Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter breaks away for a 66-yard run during the first half Saturday against Washington State.

Agenda report from the Planning and Zoning Commission [Document]

The Planning and Zoning Commission's meeting agenda and maps of the property in question

City to buy land to improve intersection safety [Photo]

Hickman High School students cross the intersection of Providence Road and Business Loop 70 during their lunch break on Wednesday.

MAP: Sidewalk improvements proposed on Providence and Business Loop 70 [Graphic]

The City Council is forced to wait until next month to discuss sidewalk improvements near Hickman High School. The proposed changes would make it safer for people to cross the street and be ADA compliant.

Hickman lunch break [Photo]

Hickman High School students hold up traffic as they cross the intersection of Providence and Business Loop 70 during their lunch break on Wednesday. Because land holders in the area were not properly notified of Tuesday's meeting, the City Council has postponed pedestrian improvements meant to make the intersection safer.

Changing street name from Maryland to Tiger [Photo]

At Tuesday's meeting, the City Council unanimously voted in favor of renaming Maryland Avenue to Tiger Avenue at MU. According to University Affairs director Ana Romero, the change is considered beneficial because now the main thoroughfare on campus will reflect school spirit.

Cable task force letter [Document]

Here is a .pdf of a letter from Cable Television Task Force member Marty Riback to the Columbia City Council.

Fighting the fire at Maplewood Barn [Photo]

A firefighter sprays the remains of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre, located in Nifong Park, which burned to the ground on April 5. The historic barn was the backdrop and staging area for the community theater, which has now proposed recreating the barn with new construction.

Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith chases Illini quarterback [Photo]

Missouri's Aldon Smith closes in on Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase in Saturday's victory. Smith had 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks in the game.

Missouri defensive end Jacquies Smith vs. Illinois [Photo]

Missouri's Jacquies Smith lunges after Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase during the second half of Saturday's victory over Illinois in St. Louis.

Hickman volleyball player Emily Peel vs. Boonville [Photo]

Hickman senior middle hitter Emily Peel jumps to make a block on Tuesday against Boonville. The Kewpies lost their home opener in two games. “We are way better than what we showed here tonight,” Peel said.

Pooch Plunge - Boone in the sunset [Photo]

Boone, an 18-month-old golden retriever, skips across the side of the Oakland Family Aquatic Center pool near sunset. Boone won the first competition he was ever entered in at the Lincoln County Fair in Troy, MO and has since competed with the Big Muddy Dock Dogs.

Pooch Plunge - Mac [Photo]

Mac, an English Springer Spaniel, struggles to get out of the pool after retrieving a chew toy. Mac is a returning dog to the Pooch Plunge and is accompanied by his human companions, Laura Erickson and Lauren Boeckel.