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 Missouri football team Thursday had its last preseason scrimmage of the year. The team is gearing up to play Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 1.
The Hickman High School football team practiced Thursday in preparation for its season opener against Lee's Summit North on Friday night.
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.
Children splashed around at the Country Club of Missouri pool on Wednesday. After a few weeks of relatively cool weather, temperatures reached mid-90s and led to early dismissals at Jefferson and West Junior High schools.
August 21, 2012
A rally to celebrate the University of Missouri Press was held Tuesday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.
August 20, 2012
Archers, including some from MU's archery club, practiced shooting bows Monday at Powder Horn Guns & Sporting.
Parents and their infants gathered together to sing songs, dance and play during Wee Ones at the Columbia Public Library on Monday. Wee Ones, offered for young infants up to 24 months, is one of several activities offered at the library to help develop reading skills. "The idea is to be familiar with sounds and with books," Library Associate Barb Tucker said about Wee Ones activities. "It's all for getting ready for them to read on their own."
Bus routes give more options to students and Columbia residents for transportation. While Tiger Line runs three routes and is mainly targeted at MU students, FastCAT provides routes elsewhere in the city. After Aug. 27, the new FastCAT route will cost $100 per semester or $1.50 per ride.
The drought has had a detrimental effect on Brian Lease and other Missouri cattle farmers.
August 19, 2012
Freshmen and transfer students walked through the MU Columns on Sunday evening in Francis Quadrangle toward Jesse Hall.
Columbia College freshmen were welcomed into the school during the Storm the Gate event Sunday evening.
An interfaith worship service was one of the events at the Mid-Missouri Pride Fest on Sunday in Columbia.
Columbia police officers Jaime Dowler and James Meyer were assigned proactive patrols in the Douglass Park area.