December 29, 2012
These photographs represent some of the most-read stories of 2012 by the Missourian's readers in Columbia and overall.
December 28, 2012
Emma O'Connell, who has a garden at her home near Rocheport, started the website Pick-A-Pepper to connect small farms to consumers.
December 26, 2012
The Central Missouri Humane Society is allowing people to name their own price for cat adoptions this month.
December 24, 2012
Jack Jones, an avid video gamer, started a website to help other gamers live a healthy lifestyle after struggling with depression, poor health and low self-esteem.
December 23, 2012
Ryan Schultz stands in front of his decorated home in Columbia, which he calls the Candy Cane Crib. This is the fourth year that Schultz has decorated his home and yard, and this year's display has more than 3,000 lights.
Ryan Kanavich and John Robert Holmes, co-owners of Volt Riders on Sexton Road, teamed up to start the business after they discovered a mutual interest in green transportation.
December 22, 2012
Missouri defeated Illinois 82-73 at the Braggin' Rights game Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Justin Tattitch owns Whiskey Barrel Forge Blacksmith & Primitive Arts. He mostly makes tools but is starting to make more art pieces. He hopes to one day become a full-time blacksmith.
December 21, 2012
Fifth-grade students at Mill Creek Elementary School collected and wrapped donations for the Room at the Inn homeless shelter at a holiday party Friday.
Carolers gathered Thursday evening to raise money for a Columbia family who are struggling to pay medical and other bills.
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.