PHOTO GALLERY: Graduating MU students participate in Senior Sendoff

MU students celebrated Senior Sendoff, including the traditional walk through the Columns on Francis Quadrangle, on Friday afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Centralia students participate in Civil War re-enactment

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Circus Pages performs at Boone County fairgrounds

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Track and field athletes weather rain at SEC championships

Athletes from SEC schools adjusted to the wet conditions Thursday at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The competition will continue through Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia gamers create company, develop original game

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hazardous materials team responds to hydraulic fluid leak at MU

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge tennis defeats Jefferson City 6-0 in tournament

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Honor Flight participants celebrate with welcome home party

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia law enforcement coalition deals with animal abuse

A coalition formed last year to focus on animal abuse in Boone County has helped save dogs and find them proper homes.

PHOTO GALLERY: Property owners discuss land near Columbia airport

Planned Columbia Regional Airport upgrades include a road that will be built through land held by a few nearby property owners.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton takes on Fatima in soccer

The Tolton High School girls soccer team played Fatima High School on Tuesday at Cosmo Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students enjoy seasonably warm spring day

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge baseball defeats Hickman

The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Hickman Kewpies 4-2 after the teams battled Monday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Many gather for Strickland candlelight vigil

Arvarh Strickland's legacy is remembered at a candlelight vigil Monday in front of Strickland Hall at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge wins golf tournament

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Letter carriers worry about future of Postal Service

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball beats Tennessee on Senior Day

Missouri softball rallied behind Nicole Hudson to defeat Tennessee on Senior Day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Park University's win knocks Columbia College out of the AMC tournament

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mission of Mercy offers free dental care

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball wins first game in doubleheader against Tennessee

Missouri softball played the first game in a doubheader against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon at University Field. Missouri won 2-0.