September 14, 2014
Civil War re-enactors spent time talking about their experiences by campfire Saturday evening and some attended a church service Sunday morning at the re-enactment to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia.
The authors of a new book called "Six Doors to the Seventh Dimension" read from and signed copies of the book Friday at Columbia Art League.
September 13, 2014
Re-enactors flocked to Centralia on Saturday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia on Saturday.
About 700 people filled The Blue Note on Friday for I'm Shmacked, a party tour visiting various universities across the U.S.
Missouri won its third game of the season on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, beating the University of Central Florida 38-10.
The Tolton Trailblazers defeated the Central Panthers 69-6 on Friday. The Panthers are a home-schooled team from Arnold and are in their first season.
September 12, 2014
Helias Crusaders defeated the Hickman Kewpies 48-7 on Friday. Hickman fell to 0-4 with the loss.
The Missouri women's soccer team defeated Montana 4-3 in double overtime on Friday.
The final public forum held by the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence was conducted Friday at the Armory Sports Center. The task force invited people aged 15-30 to to give feedback and suggestions about ensuring public safety in Columbia.
To alleviate crowding from parked cars on neighborhood streets, the city of Columbia is hiring a mediator to reach a decision on a solution for the area.
September 11, 2014
The Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence hosted a public forum at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday. The forum was held to discuss ways to prevent violence in the Columbia community, especially in light of the recent death of Ferguson teen, Michael Brown.
The Missouri House voted in support of HB 1307, a bill that extended the abortion waiting time from 24 to 72 hours, overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's July veto of the bill. The veto session was held in Jefferson City on Wednesday.
Jesse James fought alongside "Bloody" Bill Anderson at the Battle of Centralia. A re-enactment is planned in Centralia this weekend to mark the event's 150th anniversary.
A Civil War re-enactment commemorates the Battle of Centralia that took place 150 years ago. At 76, Jack Chance, the president of the Friends of Centralia Battlefield, doesn't take to the battlefield often, but he enjoys teaching about the battle's impact on his town. "It’s a beautiful lesson even though it’s tragic what happened," he said.
Setup for Saturday and Sunday's re-enactments of the Battle of Centralia began Tuesday. A temporary bridge and a mock-up church are among the scenes that will be used.
September 10, 2014
Rabbi Levi Selwyn, a traveling scribe, showcases a Torah scroll Wednesday at Congregation Beth Shalom. The scroll is between 60 and 80 years old. When repairing scrolls, Selwyn writes over old letters, right to left, so he doesn't smudge the text.
Wednesday's veto session brought both abortion-rights supporters and abortion-rights opponents to the state Capitol.
The H&M store opened in the Columbia Mall on Wednesday. This is H&M's fifth store in Missouri and its first in Columbia.
The Ryland Farm House was built in 1890 and will be open to the public on Sept. 20-21.
People protest the execution of Earl Ringo Jr. in front of the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday.