December 21, 2012
Members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce honored Don Laird during a reception Thursday evening. Laird officially leaves his post on Jan. 15.
Firefighters battled a blaze for an hour late Thursday and early Friday at Sound Performance in north central Columbia.
December 20, 2012
The Missouri women's basketball team defeated Murray State 69-55 on Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
The first snow of the season fell Thursday in Columbia.
Cooks in the Kitchen is a program that helps teach simple, healthy recipes to people with disabilities so they feel more comfortable in the kitchen.
December 19, 2012
Wayne Harmon, owner of Starr Pines farm in Boonville, helps a family from Columbia select a Christmas tree on Wednesday. Harmon has been growing and selling Christmas trees for 26 years.
Satin Stiches, a sewing and embroidery store, has opened up three sewing machines for people to use to sew snowflakes for the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
December 18, 2012
The Missouri women's basketball team defeated Morgan State 75-50 on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.
Volunteers collected donations Tuesday for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Dog Daze Playcare is the newest in a handful of facilities in Columbia that allows drop-off day care for dogs.
Reforestation has emerged as a low-cost way to help reduce runoff and pollution at Hinkson Creek. A program organized by Jason Hubbart would divert rainwater from the creek into a field at the Forum Nature Area that will be reforested.
December 17, 2012
The Missouri Tigers faced South Carolina State on Monday night at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers defeated South Carolina State 102-51.
A sobriety checkpoint was organized by the Boone County Sheriff's Department on Saturday night. Members of Hallsville and Centralia police departments offered assistance.
Anna Waldron, director of the MU Office of Science Outreach, works to make science and math education accessible to students at various grade levels.
December 16, 2012
People donned costumes, painted their faces, carried torches and sang and danced during the Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Attendees were welcoming back the sun.
The Army ROTC program at MU held commissioning ceremonies Sunday in which graduating members received officer statuses in their respective military branches. 2nd Lt. Jamar Williams and 2nd Lt. Chris Shoemaker will serve in the Missouri National Guard.
The Missouri women's basketball team beat Southern Illinois 110-47 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
December 15, 2012
Adam Lewkowsky completed his master of arts in Library Science online while living in Portland, Ore. He came to Columbia this weekend to participate in the MU Graduate School commencement.
Commencement ceremonies were held at MU and Columbia College on Saturday.
A candlelight vigil was held at Edmund Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., and a makeshift memorial was set up near Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed when a gunman broke in the school.