November 8, 2013
MU vice chancellor for administrative services, Jackie Jones, and Provost Brian Foster were honored at a retirement reception Friday at Jesse Hall.
"This is a basketball school. Football is an afterthought," Kentucky junior Ashley Ferguson said Friday in the UK student center. Even with the 8-1 Missouri Tigers in Lexington for a Southeastern Conference football matchup on Saturday, on Friday night most Wildcats fans' attention was on Rupp Arena, where the No. 1-ranked Wildcats basketball team faced the University of North Carolina-Asheville in the first game of the season.
New Haven Elementary School students and Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl sang as part of a Veterans Day celebration Friday at the school. Ringdahl and the students visited afterward with veterans who attended.
The Victorian Country Inn is a bed-and-breakfast in Hallsville that hosts murder mystery parties.
November 7, 2013
Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith spends eight weeks of the summer training with new team members, where they learn their target weight, body fat index measurement, and their ability in the weight room. Smith also teaches his wrestlers about healthy living and dietary practices.
The National Park Service is releasing proposed new rules for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to deal with the increase in visitors and use of the many recreational activities on its land and rivers.
November 6, 2013
The Hickman soccer team took on Blue Springs South in a district matchup Tuesday. Hickman won the game 1-0.
November 5, 2013
The Rock Bridge boys soccer team beat Smith Cotton 4-2 on Tuesday. Rock Bridge advanced to the district finals.
Ryan Ferguson's family and lawyer Kathleen Zellner talked with the media Tuesday afternoon after Ferguson's conviction in the murder of Kent Heitholt was vacated by the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.
Here are some of the key images from the trial and coverage of the Ryan Ferguson case. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ferguson's conviction. He has been serving a 40-year sentence for the murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt in the Columbia Daily Tribune parking lot in 2001.
John Crockett is one of the few remaining hand lettering artists. He started painting in Columbia 20 years ago after learning the craft under Texas sign painter Tom Larkin.
November 4, 2013
MU held a retirement ceremony to honor Chancellor Brady Deaton on Monday at the Reynolds Alumni Center. He will be stepping down from his position Nov. 15 and will lead the new Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development.
Local Columbia artist Jean Griffith takes discarded trash and turns it into art. Her site on Etsy.com has had 1,200 views since her shop opened in February.
November 3, 2013
The Missouri volleyball team put its perfect record on the line against Kentucky on Sunday and emerged victorious. The Tigers swept Kentucky in three sets, moving their record to 27-0 overall and 10-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl met with children from TRYPS Children's Theater at the Columbia Mall on Sunday. Ringdahl signed autograph, had a tea party with the children and paraded around the mall. The money from the tickets to the tea party will go to fund future scholarships at TRYPS.
White oak trees are dying at higher than expected rates in parts of Missouri, and MU, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the USDA Forest Service will be conducting research to further investigate the causes.
November 2, 2013
The Missouri Tigers beat the Tennessee Volunteers 31-3 Saturday to improve to 8-1 on the season. The Tigers control their destiny in the SEC East division, and need to win their three remaining games for a chance at the SEC championship in Atlanta.
Tennessee and Missouri fans prepare for the game between the Tigers and the Volunteers. This is the first time the Volunteers have played a game in Columbia.
They were selected based on their service to MU Army ROTC; the contributions they made to their communities; their national or state prominence; and sacrificing their life or being cited for bravery posthumously.
Five MU graduates were inducted into the MU Army ROTC Hall of Fame Saturday in an outdoor ceremony in front of MU's ROTC building. The inductees included included retired Col. Larry Matthews, Brig. Gen. Randy Alewel, retired Col. Russell Shelden, Capt. Roy Gray and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin.
November 1, 2013
Missouri volleyball defeated Mississippi 3-0 to reach 26-0 on the season in a game that saw senior Lisa Henning break the record for career kills with 1,661.