October 17, 2013
Josie Herrera is the first transgender candidate for MU Homecoming king. Herrera is a journalism major, in a sorority and two Tap Day societies, is leading an Alternative Spring Break trip and sponsored for Homecoming royalty by the MU Women's Center.
October 16, 2013
Hickman High School's Varsity Softball team defeated Willard High School 9-1. The Kewpies will move on to quarterfinal tournament play Saturday.
Battle High School students dressed up as their favorite celebrities Wednesday for Homecoming Spirit Week.
In the last two-and-a-half years, Sage has covered at least 20,000 miles on his bike. He’s ridden through Asia and Europe, pruned cherry trees in New Zealand and learned about the complexity of human behavior in Iran.
October 15, 2013
On Tuesday, as part of Spirit Week, Battle High School students dressed in attire from different decades. The Missourian photo staff has a photo booth in the school's common area to make portraits during different dress-up days. A slideshow featuring the best portraits will be on our website Sunday.
The Arrow Head Motel, built in 1938, was one of the first motels between St. Louis and Kansas City. Owner Mohammad Eldeib turned the property into a truck rental lot about five years ago, but he hopes to turn the sprawling, 25-room motor court into affordable studios or one-bedroom apartments.
October 14, 2013
Battle High's Homecoming started with students and teachers wearing superhero costumes on Monday.
When the playground at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia is renovated, it will be more accessible to children in wheelchairs. The Caine family looks forward to the changes, so Kodi, who has cerebral palsy, can enjoy time at the park.
October 12, 2013
Pumpkins filled the town of Hartsburg for its 21st annual Pumpkin Festival. The festival drew pumpkin-lovers with a wide variety of pumpkin dishes, crafts and activities.
Bands compete Saturday in the Champion of Champions competition.
Rock Bridge Elementary School holds its annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday.
Missouri defeats Georgia 41-26 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday.
Carlos Beltran's RBI single in the 13th inning early Saturday lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL championship series opener in St. Louis.
October 11, 2013
Battle football suffered a 58-19 loss to Jackson on Friday night. The Indians went on a 35-point swing to seal the win.
Tailgating is serious business in Athens. Spots for RVs at one luxury park sell for nearly $34,000, and many fans bring their English bulldogs to to the party, too.
October 10, 2013
Michael Wuest, owner of Crossfit CoMo, has had to defend his workout since a Huffington Post article drew mass attention to the exercise regimen's ability to cause rhabdomyolysis. "How long has rhabdomyolysis been around? Forever," he said. "But when you hear rhabdomyolysis, what do people think of? CrossFit."
October 9, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 of the National League division series. The Cardinals advanced to the NL championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Midwest Woodworkers' Association attended the Heritage Festival to help children make wooden cars. The association makes as many as 6,000 cars each year for children as close as Columbia and as far away as Costa Rica, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Almeta Crayton, a community activist and former councilwoman, died Monday, Oct. 21. She was 53.