PHOTO GALLERY: Yo-yo contest draws competitors, fans

This was the inaugural year for Mid-Mo Yo Yo Expo, a yo-yo contest, designed to bring together players from Columbia, St. Louis, Kansas City and surrounding areas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Graham family manages physical and mental disabilities

Brothers Chuck Graham and Drew Graham were both injured in car accidents, and Drew Graham is treated for bipolar disorder, a mental illness his father also struggled with.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia celebrates Memorial Day with Veterans Barbecue

Columbia residents celebrate Memorial Day Monday afternoon at the Veterans Barbecue. The event was originally slated to take place at Saint Luke Church but was moved to a volunteer's house.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rubble from fire at Brookside on College apartments

Only part of the Brookside on College apartments remains standing Monday after a fire the day before at College Avenue and Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Parade draws crowd in downtown Columbia

A morning parade in downtown Columbia kicked off the day's Memorial Day observances.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day observed across U.S.

Americans observed Memorial Day with ceremonies at the Arlington National Cemetery, parades and by placing flags at the grave markers of veterans.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball team wins game two of Columbia super regional

The Missouri softball team played LSU on Sunday in game two of the Columbia super regional. The game remained tied at 1-1 until Missouri scored four runs in the 12th inning and moved on to game three. Later, Missouri ended its season with a loss in game three.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits from Columbia's Salute to Veterans air show

Pilots of all ages made the trip to the Columbia Regional Airport for the Salute to Veterans air show Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Images from Fire Department of Brookside on College fire

The Columbia Fire Department responded early Sunday to a fire at the Brookside on College student apartments at Walnut Street and College Avenue. It took 40 firefighters about 90 minutes to bring the fire under control, according to the department.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire at Brookside on College apartments

Firefighters Sunday morning worked to put out a fire that heavily damaged the Brookside on College apartments under construction at College Avenue and Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: FROM READERS: Fire at Brookside apartments under construction

Missourian readers submitted photographs of a fire Sunday morning at the Brookside on College apartments at College Avenue and Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge at the Class 4 state track meet

The Rock Bridge Bruins boys tied for sixth place in the Class 4 state high school track meet Saturday. The girls team finished 18th.

Missouri baseball beats Kansas in Big 12 Tournament

Missouri won 12-2 in seven innings and will face Oklahoma in the championship game on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day Salute to Veterans Air Show

The 24th annual Salute to Veterans Corporation 2012 Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Air Show honors the service of current and former armed forces members.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College students impersonate rock stars for a cause

Students from the Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute presented the third annual "Rockstar!" show on Friday night at the Warehouse Theatre. The students had the chance to impersonate their favorite musicians on stage and asked for food donations to benefit the The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri’s Buddy Pack program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Flight enthusiasts bring replica WWII planes to Veterans Airshow

The 24th Annual Salute to Veterans Airshow will begin Saturday with aerobatics and displays from the Dawn Patrol, a Kansas City group that makes and flies their own World War I replica planes. The squadron has been involved with the Veterans Airshow for almost 20 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Independent School graduates 13

Accompanied by the tones of the school's string quartet, 13 students graduated from Columbia Independent School on Thursday. The ceremony was held at the Columbia Performing Arts Center. Fifth- and eighth-graders were honored in ceremonies earlier Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College hosts Military Recognition Day

Col. George Boyd was the honored guest Thursday at Columbia College’s fifth annual Military Recognition Day. The college, which has 18 locations on military bases, prides itself on its connection to service members. Boyd was there to present the Col. Charles E. McGee Scholarship, named for an alumnus of the school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hallsville draws international shooters for Bianchi Cup

Shooters from multiple continents gathered in Hallsville this week participate in a variety of pistol shooting events at the 33rd annual Bianchi Cup. The competition began Wednesday and will end Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wanda Brown to retire after 34 years with Columbia Public Schools

Wanda Brown, who has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent in the district, will retire at the end of this school year after 34 years with Columbia Public Schools.