June 29, 2013
Heather Pitt and Hailey King won awards in the 49th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference at Bartle Hall in Kansas City. King, a 2013 Rock Bridge graduate won first place in the Culinary Arts category while Pitt, a 2013 Hickman graduate, won first place in the Commercial Baking competition. King and Pitt have been training all year in the Culinary Arts Program at the Columbia Area Career Center.
Family, friends and community members attend the Celebration of Life service for Eliot Battle on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia. Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held an Omega Service, which is a ritual service for deceased fraternity brothers.
Big Butt Recycling event prepares MU to be smoke-free by the July 1 deadline. The ban applies to any tobacco products and to e-cigarettes. Advocates say they'll rely on education and peer enforcement to ensure people comply.
June 28, 2013
Rain barrels were available for purchase Friday.
MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology and Museum of Anthropology will be relocated to the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
June 27, 2013
Many residents enjoy a carnival and its rides sponsored by Mid America Harley-Davidson on Thursday.
The Joy of Music Summer Camp, a program of the Missouri Symphony Society, started Monday. The weeklong camp helps children 8 to 18 become better players under the guidance of professional musicians.
June 26, 2013
Greenbriar Trail, which was dedicated Wednesday, connects the 1,500 residences near Green Meadows Road with the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail via the MU Recreation Trail.
U.S. Supreme Court justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
After three people were electrocuted while swimming near docks in the Lake of the Ozarks last summer, electricians were busy with calls from homeowners worried about the safety of their dock wiring.
June 25, 2013
MU’s Venture Out program is building a new high ropes course called Odyssey.
June 24, 2013
The new student apartments have been a boon to downtown businesses, which are seeing increased foot traffic as a result of more people living so close to their establishments.
June 22, 2013
Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel returned to Columbia to host a football ProCamp for boys and girls ages first through eighth grades.
Owners brought their cats and dogs out to the Columbia Pet Expo Unleashed at the Canine Sports Center on Saturday. The event raised money for No Kill Columbia and featured several vendors offering natural foods and toys for animals.
Kim English returned to Columbia after his first season playing for the Detroit Pistons. He held a basketball camp for children in third through 12th grades at Hickman High School.
The Summer Expeditions commencement ceremony occurred Friday afternoon at Columbia College. The program is designed to give students a taste of what awaits them if they choose to go to college
Ethan Meyers owns reptiles as pets and has put on educational shows with them for Douglass and Rock Bridge high schools, along with Jefferson Junior High School. His collection includes venomous snakes and an American alligator named Wya.
June 21, 2013
The neo-pagan group A Druid Fellowship celebrated the summer solstice with a rite. A prayer was read and attendees were purified with holy water.
Douglass Park hosts the Lunch in Park program. The program provides free lunch to children during the summer.
June 19, 2013
Bikers on the 13th annual Katy Trail Ride stayed in Columbia on Tuesday night before continuing their trek Wednesday morning. The ride, which lasts five days and travels from Clinton to St. Charles, is hosted by the Missouri Parks Department and the State Parks Foundation