June 26, 2013
Greenbriar Trail, which was dedicated Wednesday, connects the 1,500 residences near Green Meadows Road with the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail via the MU Recreation Trail.
U.S. Supreme Court justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
After three people were electrocuted while swimming near docks in the Lake of the Ozarks last summer, electricians were busy with calls from homeowners worried about the safety of their dock wiring.
June 25, 2013
MU’s Venture Out program is building a new high ropes course called Odyssey.
June 24, 2013
The new student apartments have been a boon to downtown businesses, which are seeing increased foot traffic as a result of more people living so close to their establishments.
June 22, 2013
Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel returned to Columbia to host a football ProCamp for boys and girls ages first through eighth grades.
Owners brought their cats and dogs out to the Columbia Pet Expo Unleashed at the Canine Sports Center on Saturday. The event raised money for No Kill Columbia and featured several vendors offering natural foods and toys for animals.
Kim English returned to Columbia after his first season playing for the Detroit Pistons. He held a basketball camp for children in third through 12th grades at Hickman High School.
The Summer Expeditions commencement ceremony occurred Friday afternoon at Columbia College. The program is designed to give students a taste of what awaits them if they choose to go to college
Ethan Meyers owns reptiles as pets and has put on educational shows with them for Douglass and Rock Bridge high schools, along with Jefferson Junior High School. His collection includes venomous snakes and an American alligator named Wya.
June 21, 2013
The neo-pagan group A Druid Fellowship celebrated the summer solstice with a rite. A prayer was read and attendees were purified with holy water.
Douglass Park hosts the Lunch in Park program. The program provides free lunch to children during the summer.
June 19, 2013
Bikers on the 13th annual Katy Trail Ride stayed in Columbia on Tuesday night before continuing their trek Wednesday morning. The ride, which lasts five days and travels from Clinton to St. Charles, is hosted by the Missouri Parks Department and the State Parks Foundation
Brandon Millikan and owner Mike Whiteley take orders, smoke pork and use barbecue sauce at Lonnie Ray's BBQ. Whitely and Millikan are the only two employees at Lonnie Ray's in Harrisburg. Whiteley opened Lonnie Ray's in 2004.
June 18, 2013
Columbia residents spend Tuesday at the Douglass Pool with family and friends at Douglass Park. Children jumped into the pool and some did handstands.
June 16, 2013
Marksmen tested their aim in the Missouri State Senior Games shooting events Sunday at Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports.
What one word best describes your dad? We asked readers and some people shared just the one word, and some chose to tell us about a moment or situation that explains why they chose it. Several readers also sent photos of their dad, which are included in this gallery.
June 15, 2013
Men and women aged 50 and older participate in the Missouri State Senior Games on Saturday. There were many different sports, including track and field as well as archery.
Children compete in the Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon on Saturday at Albert-Oakland Park. Competitors ranging from ages 6 to 15 swam, biked, and ran their way through a custom course.
Children spent Saturday morning squirrel hunting in the Mark Twain National Forest. Although none of the groups were able to shoot a squirrel, they were able to try slow-cooked squirrel meat harvested from a previous hunt.