Garth Nature Area to get parking lot expansion [Graphic]

Electrical lines on parts of Ninth and Ash to go underground [Graphic]

Treasure Hunters Roadshow [Slideshow]

The Treasure Hunters Roadshow appraises and possibly purchases items that people bring in. Many Columbia residents took advantage of their presence this week and cashed in on jewelry, gold, old toys and other items.

The Columbia Missourian is updating its interactive Web site [Photo]

The new home page at, coming to a computer near you later next week.

Photo [Photo]

Anthony Harris

Photo [Photo]

Cindy Robinson

Photo [Photo]

E.J. Kopine

Photo [Photo]

Richard Lebens

Photo [Photo]

Lesley Fannin

Photo [Photo]

Joe Lurkins

Porter named interim dean of MU College of Education [Photo]

Rose Porter

Newton Learning summer program prepares first-time students for kindergarten [Photo]

Zachary Godbey, a participant in the Newton Learning summer school program offered by Columbia Public Schools, works at one of five activity stations on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The activities help students work to fine-tune their motor skills.

Photo [Photo]

Debi Kupferer reads "Boom Chicka Rock" to her pre-K summer school students on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The summer school lasts four weeks and teaches the kids the basic routines of kindergarten.

Boone County 4-Hers ready to start week at the fair [Photo]

Emily Sayre, 11, explains how she made confetti to a judge during the cake decorating portion of the 4-H competition for the Boone County Fair. "She won a blue ribbon!" Emily's proud mother said.

Photo [Photo]

"I wouldn't be able to get those rabbits to do this!" said judge Bill Helvey as he admires Kelly Wilsdorf's photo during the photography portion of the 4-H competition for the Boone County Fair. Projects will be on display for the fair next week.

Pre-K Summer School [Slideshow]

The Newton Learning Summer School program put on by Columbia Public Schools allows students entering kindergarten the following fall to participate in summer classes. Students learn how to stand in line, be respectful of their peers and raise their hand when they want to speak along with other school routines.

Rock ’n’ roll cellist to perform at Missouri Theatre [Photo]

Matt Haimovitz

Witness says men by Heitholt's body weren't Ferguson or Erickson [Photo]

A Missouri Department of Corrections officer unhandcuffs convicted murderer Ryan Ferguson on Wednesday at the Boone County Courthouse. Ferguson arrived late for his hearing, in which he is seeking a new trial for the murder of Kent Heitholt, sports editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Photo [Photo]

Kenny Hulshof

Photo [Photo]

Sarah Steelman