PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans' lives remembered on Memorial Day

These photos were collected to help tell the stories of the men who made history in places such as Normandy and Anzio, Iwo Jima and Peleliu. They are veterans who came home and helped build highways and houses, toiled in factories and offices, even launched their own companies.

PHOTO GALLERY: iPads used to teach people about Air Force

Visitors to the Salute to Veterans air show were able to take the U.S. Air Force Command Center Alpha recruitment tour on iPads.They learned about the Air Force and different Air Force occupations through videos, 3-D models, and video games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Vendors, dancers at Sixth Annual For the People Pow Wow

There were vendors and dancers at the Sixth Annual For the People Pow Wow at the Boone County Fairgrounds Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Moore residents make tough choices in face of tornado

Residents of Moore, Okla., faced tough choices in the minutes before an EF5 tornado struck their city on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 25th annual Salute to Veterans honored veterans

People turned out to the Columbia Regional Airport to watch the 25th annual Salute to Veterans air show on Saturday to honor veterans. Spectators were allowed to tour some of the planes at the air show and a WWII era BT-13 flew acrobatically.

PHOTO GALLERY: Train derails in southeast Missouri

Seven people were injured when trains collided and derailed near Rockview in southeast Missouri early Saturday. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe collision.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge seniors become graduates

Rock Bridge graduates walked across the stage at Mizzou Arena on Friday evening and became graduates. The 2013 graduating class of Rock Bridge High School had 570 seniors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball falls to University of Washington

Missouri softball took University of Washington on Friday evening at University Field. Missouri lost to Washington 1-0. This win leads Washington to the NCAA Women's College World Series.

PHOTO GALLERY: Women compete in Bianchi Cup

Kaitlyn Weigand

Kaitlyn Weigand, 9, from Ms. McCray's third-grade class said “fractions” were the coolest thing she learned this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Washington beats Missouri 2-1

University of Washington beats Missouri, 2-1, after eight innings of softball on Thursday at University Field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman graduates 547 seniors

Hickman High School awarded diplomas to 547 seniors at graduation ceremonies at Mizzou Arena on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Bianchi Cup pistol competition held in Hallsville

The 35th annual Bianchi Cup continued Thursday at Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville. Doug Koenig won the Bianchi Cup in 2012 was competing again this year. The event, considered to be one of the most prestigious pistol competitions in the world, continues through Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Neighbors of Battle High School expect increased traffic, development

Neighbors of Battle High School are bracing for the increased traffic that will come with the opening of the school. But many say the new high school and eventually new elementary school will have a positive impact on the area.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fairview Elementary fifth-grade graduation

Fairfield Elementary School hosted its fifth grade field day and graduation pizza party on Wednesday. They played various games and ate food. The fifth graders will be moving on to three different middle schools in the new school year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Muriel Battle at West Junior High

Missourian reader Charlotte Dean shared these photos of Muriel Battle during her time at West Junior High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Construction of Battle High School

Photos show the construction in progress at Battle High School. Aerial photos show the completed school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Muriel and Eliot Battle served in Columbia Public Schools

Battle High School was named in honor of Muriel Battle, who worked in Columbia Public Schools for more than 30 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gale Fuller only humanist celebrant in Missouri

Gale Fuller became a minister with the American Humanist Association in 1987. He is the only humanist celebrant in Missouri, according to the association's website.

PHOTO GALLERY: Man finds meeting of science, art in making prosthetics

Tracy Ell crafts prosthetics at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics. For Ell, who has always loved building and sculpting, the profession is the perfect blend of science and art.