May 30, 2012
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.
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.
May 28, 2012
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.
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.
A morning parade in downtown Columbia kicked off the day's Memorial Day observances.
Americans observed Memorial Day with ceremonies at the Arlington National Cemetery, parades and by placing flags at the grave markers of veterans.
May 27, 2012
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.
Pilots of all ages made the trip to the Columbia Regional Airport for the Salute to Veterans air show Sunday.
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.
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.
Missourian readers submitted photographs of a fire Sunday morning at the Brookside on College apartments at College Avenue and Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.
May 26, 2012
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 won 12-2 in seven innings and will face Oklahoma in the championship game on Sunday.
The 24th annual Salute to Veterans Corporation 2012 Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Air Show honors the service of current and former armed forces members.
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.
May 25, 2012
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.
May 24, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.