May 10, 2013
MU students celebrated Senior Sendoff, including the traditional walk through the Columns on Francis Quadrangle, on Friday afternoon.
Centralia Intermediate School students participated in a Civil War re-enactment Friday at Centralia Battlefield in celebration of Civil War day. Students participated in a mock battle and wrote letters to one another as if they were writing home from war.
Circus Pages, which originated in Cuba in the 1960s, performed at the Boone County fairgrounds Friday. The show, which focuses on animals among other attractions, includes African elephants and white lions.
May 9, 2013
Athletes from SEC schools adjusted to the wet conditions Thursday at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The competition will continue through Sunday.
Three gamers in Columbia created their own company to sell original games and spread their enthusiasm for gaming. They meet at The Heidelberg every few weeks to discuss and develop new games, as well as to have fun playing them.
May 8, 2013
Eight emergency vehicles responded to a 911 call about a hydraulic fluid leak in MU's Middlebush Hall on Wednesday. Middlebush Hall was evacuated and no one was harmed.
Rock Bridge tennis defeated Jefferson City in the Class 2 District 9 tournament final on Wednesday. The tournament was held at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Even though Rock Bridge clinched the match after winning singles 6-0, the two teams played one-set doubles to 8 for fun.
The Central Missouri Honor Flight welcome home party took place at the Courtyard Marriott hotel early Wednesday morning. About 70 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans took part in the flight to Washington to visit the nation's war memorials.
A coalition formed last year to focus on animal abuse in Boone County has helped save dogs and find them proper homes.
Planned Columbia Regional Airport upgrades include a road that will be built through land held by a few nearby property owners.
May 7, 2013
The Tolton High School girls soccer team played Fatima High School on Tuesday at Cosmo Park.
After weeks of unpredictable weather, Tuesday was an average day in May for Columbia. MU students read on a hammock in Peace Park, studied on Francis Quadrangle and ran on the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail.
May 6, 2013
The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Hickman Kewpies 4-2 after the teams battled Monday night.
Arvarh Strickland's legacy is remembered at a candlelight vigil Monday in front of Strickland Hall at MU.
Teams competed in the Class 4 Sectional golf tournament Monday at Eagle Knoll Golf Course. Rock Bridge won the tournament with a team score of 319.
Mail carrier Jeff Connell is one of 92 mail carriers employed at the downtown Columbia post office. Connell has been delivering mail in Columbia for 28 years. He and the other carriers have concerns about the future of the U.S. Postal Service.
May 5, 2013
Missouri softball rallied behind Nicole Hudson to defeat Tennessee on Senior Day.
Columbia College played Park University in the American Midwest Conference tournament Sunday at Antimi Black Field at Cosmo Park. The Pirates 4-2 win over the Cougars will advance Park in the AMC tournament to play William Woods University and knock Columbia out of the tournament.
Hundreds of people waited for hours, some up to two days, at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau for the Mission of Mercy dental clinic.
May 4, 2013
Missouri softball played the first game in a doubheader against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon at University Field. Missouri won 2-0.