July 25, 2012
Ann Betteridge has worked for the past four years to restore her family's historic home in Cooper County after fire struck in 2008.
The Boone County Fire Protection District was dispatched to Route Z south of Hallsville after reports that several 1-ton hay bales had caught fire. Firefighters were able to stop the blaze, but the barn where the hay was stored burned to the ground.
July 24, 2012
The Boone County Fair opened Tuesday with the Little Mister & Miss Boone County Fair, Boone County Fair Teen Queen and Boone County Fair Queen competitions.
Lucinda Williams performs in concert Tuesday at Stephens Lake Park. "The Night's Too Long" and "Right in Time" were some of the songs Williams played during her set.
Eddie Chick of Hallsville prepares Tuesday for Wednesday's demolition derby at the Boone County Fair.
U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents' positions. So when they come home, how will that help them land a civilian job?
July 23, 2012
Matthew Barnes, 11, won last year’s Rabbit Show and will bring his two rabbits and a few chickens to participate in this year's Boone County Fair.
Pee Wee Showmanship was held Monday at the Boone County Fair. Members of Clover Kids, a 4-H program for children under 8, participate in the competition with their animals.
Although grapevines thrive in warm weather, the recent drought may be too stressful for the vines. The drought could produce a superior vintage, but Missouri winemakers will have to wait until harvest to find out how the weather has affected their wines.
The Mulekicker Cloggers have been dancing together for more than 25 years. One of the group's members, Jackie Cole, has credited dancing to keeping her alive through her battle with cancer.
Thanks to a partnership between the Columbia Housing Authority and the Health Department, smokers with limited resources looking to quit have new opportunities to kick the habit.
July 22, 2012
Pat Carl and her grandson, Aidan Liu, competed in the Show-Me State Games Parent-Child division of the golf competition Sunday. They won in their division.
Columbia Missouri Ultimate Frisbee team competes in the Show-Me State Games Ultimate Frisbee playoffs on Sunday.
Jim Thaxter calls a contra dance Friday. Contra dance is a type of dance similar to square dancing. Thaxter said it is a great way to interact with other people who love to dance.
July 21, 2012
Woodlandville United Methodist Church hosted its second-annual wheat threshing event to show visitors farming techniques dating to the 1930s.
Dancing partners compete in the ballroom dancing competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Ballroom Academy of Columbia.
These photos of 1950s advertisements, provided by the Missouri State Historical Society, offer a glimpse into Columbia summers of the past.
Twins Kerri and Jake Justice take part in the youth wrestling competition at the Show-Me State Games.
Women warm up and prepare to compete in the Power Lift competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.
Andy Tellman's band have fun performing in Jefferson City. They will be playing at the Boone County Fair on Friday.