April 7, 2014
Students, teachers and administrators welcomed Aiden Taylor back to school at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School on Monday. Aiden, a second-grader at Shepard, has been at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., receiving treatment for brain and spine tumors. He will be back at school full time until he returns to St. Jude for chemotherapy treatment in May.
Representatives for the First Ward City Council seat and Columbia School Board will be elected Tuesday.
April 6, 2014
Andy Schneider hosted a lecture and book signing of "The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens" on Sunday at Tractor Supply Co. Schneider is the host of an internet radio show called "Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer" and the editor-in-chief of Chicken Whisperer Magazine.
One year since the Boston Marathon bombing, survivor Jeff Bauman has written a memoir, learned how to walk on prosthetic legs and proposed to his girlfriend, Erin Hurley. The couple are expecting their first child in July.
Friends and family gather at Peace Park on Saturday for a memorial service to remember Cody Hendren, who was 14 when he killed himself last month.
Marquis spent 11 months in rehabilitation after being hit by a car. He was placed in the Raptor Rehabilitation Project and was released back into the wild Saturday in Versailles. Education coordinators for the MU Veterinary School of Medicine brought education birds to the release to educate the public about raptors.
April 5, 2014
Missouri baseball lost 7-2 to Georgia on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. The series will end with the Bulldogs at 11 a.m. Sunday.
More than 30 people showed up at Douglass Park on Saturday for the annual Kite Flying Day, organized by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. With little wind that afternoon, most participants kept their kites aloft by running. The event included a contest.
A photo exhibit titled "The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places" will run from April 5 to 25 at the Columbia Public Library. The exhibit will feature a combination of photos from archival collections, as well as photographs from contemporary photographers on immigrant communities in Missouri.
April 4, 2014
Bill Easley, a City Council candidate for the First Ward, wants to focus on community. He's specifically interested in housing and crime issues.
April 3, 2014
Rock Bridge soccer players and friends Cooper Smith and Salim Gumati signed on Thursday to play for rival colleges. Smith will be attending Drury University and Gumati has decided to go to Rockhurt University.
Three people were sent to University Hospital with minor injuries Thursday evening after a collision on Highway 63.
Tyree Byndom is one of three candidates running for First Ward City Council representative. He has hosted a radio talk show and spoken at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center, but he does not plan on campaigning for the position because of religious reasons.
April 2, 2014
Rain didn't stop kids of all ages from coming to the Columbia Parks and Recreation's Tons of Trucks event on Wednesday in the Target parking lot. The free event gave kids of all ages the chance to explore a variety of service vehicles, from a firetruck to a garbage truck.
First Ward City Council candidate Ginny Chadwick works to balance different aspects of her life while campaigning.
April 1, 2014
The Faith Voices of Columbia congregation gathered at the Second Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
Battle High School baseball lost 16-1 to Helias on Tuesday.
March 31, 2014
On Monday, five MU faculty members were surprised during class by a parade — headed by Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and a check for $10,000. Recipients of the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence receive the award from a gift of $500,000 donated by Commerce Bank in the name of 1926 MU graduate William T. Kemper. The fellowship has been awarded the past 24 years.
First-graders play on Alpha Hart Elementary's playground during their recess recently. Sutherland Smith Park will be built near the school and will be available for students to use.
March 30, 2014
No. 16 Missouri softball lost to No. 13 Georgia, 6-2, Sunday. The Tigers won the first two games of the series on Friday and Saturday.