September 6, 2012
The Columbia College women's soccer team is looking to find success in the first year of its existence. The team hopes its chemistry off the field can transfer over into a winning season.
Joe and Jan Pullen of Lyerly, Ga., began setting up their recreational vehicle in Cottonwoods RV Park on Thursday. The Georgia fans travel to most of the team's away games.
Some Missouri fans are shopping for a bit dressier outfit for Missouri football games now that the team has joined the Southeastern Conference. At some schools, fans wear dresses and suits to games.
September 5, 2012
Redshirt freshman Michelle Butler is preparing for the MU team's first golf tournament of the season in Lincoln, Neb. Butler marks her balls and adorns her bag with orange ribbons, in honor of her mother, who has multiple sclerosis.
A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the opening of the Brent and Erica Beshore Downtown Business Incubator. The incubator will be used to assist entrepreneurs and startup businesses.
September 4, 2012
Delta Tau Delta fraternity held a barbecue Tuesday evening in front of the MU Student Recreation Complex to remember their brother Kelly Needham, who died after a car accident in August.
Dogs and owners attended the annual Pooch Plunge on Tuesday at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center. The event allows dogs to swim off-leash at the pool.
Venture Out hosted a Happy Hour at the Tower event at Alpine Tower on Tuesday. Venture Out is a group that runs team-building programs at the facility, which includes the 60-foot tower.
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.