May 22, 2012
The Rock Bridge baseball season came to an end after a 9-3 loss to Helias on Tuesday in Jefferson City.
Joplin residents broke ground Tuesday for new schools, including a new elementary school that will replace and combine two elementary schools destroyed in the May 22, 2011, tornado.
The Penton family asked a construction company to build a reinforced safe room in the back of the garage of their Columbia home.
May 21, 2012
The Run For The Wall motorcycle group stopped in Columbia on Monday on its ride from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
Opponents of an enhanced enterprise zone objected to an ordinance re-establishing an EEZ board at Monday's Columbia City Council meeting.
Joplin residents showed support for high school graduates a year after a deadly EF5 tornado hit the southwest Missouri town.
Filmmaker and Joplin native Chip Gubera returned to his hometown to document the stories of survivors of the May 22, 2011, tornado in Joplin. These images are from the documentary, "Joplin, Missouri," which will be shown at Ragtag Cinema on Tuesday evening.
May 20, 2012
The Central Missouri Astronomical Association hosted a public viewing Sunday of the partial solar eclipse at Laws Observatory on the roof of the MU Physics Building.
Leyna Craigmile, 17, Christina Wang, 17, and Allison Wigger, 18, practice with their instructor, Lisa Thill Franck, on Sunday for their Monday evening concert benefiting the Voluntary Action Center.
Missouri edged Illinois State 2-1 on Sunday to win its fifth-straight regional championship.
May 19, 2012
Three Columbia high schools held their graduation ceremonies Saturday — Hickman, Rock Bridge and Douglass.
Missouri defeated DePaul 1-0 Saturday to reach Sunday's regional final. The game went into extra innings, ending with a walk-off home run by Ashley Fleming in the ninth.
May 18, 2012
Some Columbia residents are worried about the potential effect of a proposed blight decree in North Central and other neighborhoods.
May 17, 2012
Blue Ridge Elementary School qualifies for Provision 2 as part of the National School Lunch Act. Schools that qualify for Provision 2 are able to serve free breakfast or lunch to all their students regardless of their family income.
May 16, 2012
The Maplewood Barn Theatre was destroyed in an April 2010 fire. Since then, it's been rebuilt, and actors will premiere the new theater's first full show — "Fiddler on the Roof" — at 7 p.m. May 24. Other summer shows will include "Hamlet," "How the Other Half Loves" and "Wait Until Dark."
Seven fire trucks responded to a Wednesday afternoon barn fire at a property northeast of Columbia. No animals or people were injured in the fire.
Boone County Public Administrator Cathy Richards is responsible for providing the best possible lifestyle for more than 400 clients who cannot live independently.
May 15, 2012
The Rock Bridge girls' soccer team defeated Hickman 1-0 in the Class 3 District 9 semifinal game Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. The Bruins advance to the district final against Jefferson City on Thursday.
May 14, 2012
Zaid Mahir's Elementary Arabic II class performed a one-act play and three skits were performed by Zaid Mahir's for the public April 26 at the MU Student Center.