July 14, 2012
A slalom and trick water skiing tournament was held at Lake Sundance on Saturday. People of all ages participated in both the slalom and the trick events. Skiers relaxed and joked around before the tournament began.
During a bike tour across the country, cyclists stop at MU's Pi Kappa Phi house. The bikers are Pi Kappa Phi brothers from various universities around the country. The bike tour raises funds to benefit people with disabilities, and the riders raised a minimum of $5,500 each before the cross-country trip began in May. The bike tour has been going on every summer for 25 years. Cyclists have built relationships with local sponsors in every city they stop in.
Volunteers helped clean up streams near Battle Garden on Saturday as part of a Columbia Crawdads Stream Team Cleanup event. The events are held once a month to remove garbage from the city's waterways. According to volunteer leaders, Columbia sits on top of a watershed, and waste from residential and business properties end up in the city's waterways.
A high-speed chase involving two motorcycles ended when one of the motorcycles crashed into a parked pickup truck. The motorcyclist fled on foot after the crash, and the second motorcycle eluded Boone County Sheriff's deputies after the bikers split up in a north Columbia neighborhood. The Boone County Sheriff's Department later arrested David Noble Jr. in connection with the chase that ended in a crash.
Extreme heat and drought have taken a toll on Missouri corn crops. Farmers expect low yields, which may affect food prices.
July 13, 2012
Community members honored Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt on Friday afternoon by placing American flags around his home and childhood school.
The Missouri Department of Conservation dedicated its new building Friday afternoon. The construction took about 18 months and the building was finished in March 2012.
Growing up together in Columbia's tight-knit black community of the 1950s and '60s, some of the first students to integrate Columbia Public Schools continue to nurture their deep-rooted connection to each other. Their experiences tell a story of how race and community in Columbia have — and haven't — changed over time.
July 11, 2012
Customers travel to Clark, a small town in Randolph County, to purchase produce, baked goods and handmade items from the Amish community along Highway Y.
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