August 29, 2012
A 50-foot swamp white oak tree in Lions-Stephens Park was cut down Wednesday. A large branch from the tree recently broke off and fell to the ground, prompting Columbia Parks and Recreation to order its removal.
Sarah Castle, who is headed to the 2012 London Paralympic games, recently practiced with the MU Wheelchair Basketball team.
August 28, 2012
Temperatures reached into the upper 90s Tuesday, but the heat didn't keep some Columbia residents from heading outdoors.
August 27, 2012
Brief rain showers on Sunday didn't help to alleviate the drought much, but it did provide interesting lighting for scenic views in Harrisburg.
Matt McKenna, goalkeeper for the Columbia College men's soccer team, gives plenty of credit to his teammates for the winning season in 2011. With three of the four starting defensemen from last year’s record-setting team, the team has hopes for another successful season this year.
The Mizzou Bike Share program was launched Monday. Students can borrow one of 20 bikes for 24-hours. They do have to provide their own helmets.
August 25, 2012
Riders compete in the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland.
Hundreds of friends and family members welcomed member of the 175th Military Police Battalion home after a year of deployment in Qatar on Saturday at Columbia College.
MU students and members of the community gathered on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle on Saturday to enjoy Mizzou H2O, an annual event that involves water balloon tosses, dodgeball using wet sponges, tug-of-war using fire hoses, an obstacle course and a water slide.
Dredges in the Mississippi River are busy moving silt, debris and mud out of the way to allow barges to carry goods along the river.
August 24, 2012
Rock Bridge High School defeated De Smet Jesuit High School 20-7 in Friday's season opener.
The Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland had calf roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Among the riders was Matt Dunsmore, a Minnesota native who tried to best a bull named Orion, the same bull that bucked him off at last year's event.
The Boone County and Columbia Fire Departments responded to a house fire Friday afternoon on Stanwood Drive. No one was injured.
Columbia Independent School celebrated the start of school by releasing balloons. The tradition, which dates back to the school's opening in 1998, gives each student a balloon to release.
Bob Bellingham of Perth, Australia, stopped Thursday at Cooper's Landing in Columbia during his kayak expedition. Bellingham is kayaking the length of the Missouri River and began his trip June 1.
The Hickman High School football team practiced Thursday in preparation for its season opener against Lee's Summit North on Friday night.
The Missouri football team Thursday had its last preseason scrimmage of the year. The team is gearing up to play Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 1.
August 23, 2012
A crowd of about 120 Planned Parenthood supporters gathered Thursday for a rally in Columbia.
Kim English, the former Missouri basketball player who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, donated sandwiches Thursday to students at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Columbia.
August 22, 2012
Missouri football players ran through drills at their practice Wednesday. The Tigers will play against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 1 at home in the first game of the season.