April 9, 2013
Firefighters put out a two alarm fire Tuesday at the Ash Street Place Apartments on Buckner Street off Stadium Boulevard.
April 8, 2013
Columbia College softball played Hannibal-LaGrange in a doubleheader Monday and won both games.
Three members of Columbia City Council, one returning and two new, were sworn in during a special meeting on Monday night. Mayor Bob McDavid returned for his second term. Karl Skala became the Third Ward council member, and Ian Thomas was sworn in as the Fourth Ward council member. There was a reception after the meeting for the three members and the former members.
Sandhill cranes, a great blue heron and wood ducks were spotted at the Eagle Bluffs Conservation area on Saturday.
April 6, 2013
Former Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin held the Mizzou Legends Charity Softball Game on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. Former Missouri football team members gathered to play in a home run derby and sign balls for spectators.
The Missouri Beer Festival, which had more than a dozen vendors, was held Saturday at the Parkade Center.
*The Rock Bridge Bruins girls soccer team lost to the Lindbergh Flyers 2-1 in double overtime Saturday at Rock Bridge Field. (*A previous version of this caption included incorrect information about the winning team.)
The Hickman High School girls soccer team lost its game Saturday against Blue Springs South 3-0.
Families spent the afternoon at Kite Flying Day on Saturday at Douglass Park. Parents and children wrangled and subsequently got tangled in kites as the day went on.
Children learned to milk cows, play games and excavate fake dinosaur bones at Mizzou Adventures in Education on Saturday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.
Saturday morning was the first day of the year that the Columbia Farmers' Market was held outside. Customers, vendors and entertainment filled the area outside the Activity and Recreation Center.
April 5, 2013
The Hickman girls soccer team lost 2-0 to Lindbergh in its home opener Friday in Columbia.
The Hickman baseball team scored five runs in the seventh inning to beat Eureka 14-13 in the Capitol City Baseball Invitational on Friday in Jefferson City.
Visitors gathered Friday at Woodcrest Chapel at a memorial service for Tom Clements, the executive director of Colorado's Department of Corrections. Clements spent 31 years working for the Missouri Department of Corrections, ending as the director of the division of adult institutions.
Food trend experts and farmers say edamame remains a niche product — somewhere between chia seeds and quinoa in popularity — but they see potential for growth if food companies can figure out an efficient processing system for a crop that must be harvested and packaged quickly.
April 4, 2013
Children hunted for eggs in the dark Thursday night at Stephens Lake Park in the Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. The event had multiple rounds for different age groups.
Three-time defending state champion Rock Bridge played against Hickman at Cosmo Park on Thursday. The Bruins won 7-2.
Experts say family businesses are more resilient when times are tough because of relative’s commitment, passion and knowledge of the business.
The Woodruff Sweitzer advertising agency and Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils the tourism bureau's new logo Thursday afternoon at The Blue Note.
FarmedHere, an indoor vertical farm, is housed an old warehouse in Bedford Park, Ill. Its crops include basil, arugula and microgreens, sold at grocery stores in Chicago and its suburbs. Officials at FarmedHere plan to expand growing space to 150,000 square feet by the end of next year. It currently has about 20 percent of that growing space now.