September 4, 2012
A good wine loves stress, and some grape growers and winemakers are hopeful about this year’s vintages. “The hot dry summer is good for the fruit. You don’t get as big of a yield, but the flavors are good,” said Dean Schrader, co-owner of a vineyard in Boonville.
September 3, 2012
Local musicians and restaurant patrons celebrate Labor Day by the Missouri River at Cooper's Landing with Thai food and bluegrass music.
Families explored Devil's Ice Box on Monday. In addition to exploring the cave, visitors to the naturally cooler system enjoyed a break from the heat.
Improving Birth, a California-based organization, held a rally on Monday to advocate a preference for natural labor methods over cesarean sections or induced labor. The rally was held at Stephens Lake Park near the intersection of Broadway and Old 63.
COLUMBIA — The footsteps of hundreds of marathon runners pattered on the streets of south Columbia on a steamy Labor Day morning. Since 1960, the Columbia Track Club has hosted the Heart of America Marathon, which draws hundreds of people from all over the U.S. and Canada.
September 2, 2012
Thousands of people ran 3 miles through a mud course Sunday as part of the Epic Mud Run at Midway Travel Plaza. The runners braved 18 obstacles on the course, including one where they had to use rope to climb mud towers.
August 31, 2012
The Missouri women's soccer team, ranked No. 10, cruised to a 4-1 victory against Arizona State on Friday at Walton Field.
Missouri soccer player Abi Raymer, a British Columbia native, is playing more than 2,000 miles from home.
New bricks were laid at the intersection of Seventh and Locust streets Thursday after a water line leak caused the bricks to be displaced. Cook Concrete Construction of Fayette was hired to repair the bricks and lay new asphalt.
The Rock Bridge football team was working to improve its ground game for its next game. Rock Bridge faces Fort Zumwalt West at 7 p.m. Friday in O'Fallon.
August 30, 2012
The Mizzou Botanic Garden, which is home to 11 thematic and seven special collection gardens around MU, has felt stress from the drought.
August 29, 2012
Businesses around Columbia are preparing for the influx of visitors that the Missouri football games will draw in. Some businesses in downtown Columbia are extending business hours or changing menus to attract more people.
The two center lanes of College Avenue were closed for part of Wednesday to accommodate the instillation of a new Missouri logo sign on the College Avenue pedestrian bridge. The new sign is part of a campuswide face-lift to usher in Missouri's switch to the SEC.
A 50-foot swamp white oak tree in Lions-Stephens Park was cut down Wednesday. A large branch from the tree recently broke off and fell to the ground, prompting Columbia Parks and Recreation to order its removal.
Sarah Castle, who is headed to the 2012 London Paralympic games, recently practiced with the MU Wheelchair Basketball team.
August 28, 2012
Temperatures reached into the upper 90s Tuesday, but the heat didn't keep some Columbia residents from heading outdoors.
August 27, 2012
Brief rain showers on Sunday didn't help to alleviate the drought much, but it did provide interesting lighting for scenic views in Harrisburg.
Matt McKenna, goalkeeper for the Columbia College men's soccer team, gives plenty of credit to his teammates for the winning season in 2011. With three of the four starting defensemen from last year’s record-setting team, the team has hopes for another successful season this year.
The Mizzou Bike Share program was launched Monday. Students can borrow one of 20 bikes for 24-hours. They do have to provide their own helmets.
August 25, 2012
Riders compete in the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland.