January 4, 2013
Ed Fisher, chief operator at the Columbia Water Treatment Plant in McBaine, conducts a fluoride test.
January 3, 2013
MU student Stacy Stewart launched an after-school program, Desire to Aspire, for young girls at Lange Middle School. She brings in guest speakers and plans different activities for the girls. In early December, Jeanne Szkolka, owner of the Columbia Dance Academy, volunteered her time to teach a jazz class.
January 1, 2013
Boone County Commissioners Janet Thompson and Karen Miller were sworn in to office at a ceremony Tuesday at the Boone County Government Center.
December 31, 2012
Families came out to enjoy First Night Columbia, which offered entertainment for all ages. The themes for the celebration were youth and guitars.
A New Year's Eve snow brought out snow plows and street sweepers in Columbia.
Cat Rehma opened her restaurant, Cats Kitchen, in Columbia on Nov. 1. Rehma said she believes in serving homemade, non-processed food.
December 30, 2012
The Beethovens, a musical group that plays classical rock versions of Beethoven classics, rehearses at the Missouri Theatre. The group will perform as part of Columbia's First Night Celebration for New Year's Eve.
December 29, 2012
These photographs represent some of the most-read stories of 2012 by the Missourian's readers in Columbia and overall.
December 28, 2012
Emma O'Connell, who has a garden at her home near Rocheport, started the website Pick-A-Pepper to connect small farms to consumers.
December 26, 2012
The Central Missouri Humane Society is allowing people to name their own price for cat adoptions this month.
December 24, 2012
Jack Jones, an avid video gamer, started a website to help other gamers live a healthy lifestyle after struggling with depression, poor health and low self-esteem.
December 23, 2012
Ryan Kanavich and John Robert Holmes, co-owners of Volt Riders on Sexton Road, teamed up to start the business after they discovered a mutual interest in green transportation.
Ryan Schultz stands in front of his decorated home in Columbia, which he calls the Candy Cane Crib. This is the fourth year that Schultz has decorated his home and yard, and this year's display has more than 3,000 lights.
December 22, 2012
Missouri defeated Illinois 82-73 at the Braggin' Rights game Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Justin Tattitch owns Whiskey Barrel Forge Blacksmith & Primitive Arts. He mostly makes tools but is starting to make more art pieces. He hopes to one day become a full-time blacksmith.
December 21, 2012
Fifth-grade students at Mill Creek Elementary School collected and wrapped donations for the Room at the Inn homeless shelter at a holiday party Friday.
Carolers gathered Thursday evening to raise money for a Columbia family who are struggling to pay medical and other bills.
Members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce honored Don Laird during a reception Thursday evening. Laird officially leaves his post on Jan. 15.
Firefighters battled a blaze for an hour late Thursday and early Friday at Sound Performance in north central Columbia.
December 20, 2012
The Missouri women's basketball team defeated Murray State 69-55 on Thursday at Mizzou Arena.