Excess snow left elsewhere to melt

A Columbia Public Works truck driver dumps snow on land owned by Boone Quarries on Monday near the company's West Quarry at 2510 N. Stadium Blvd. The city's excess snow from the storm on Tuesday is piled on the property and left to melt.

Apartment complex proposed for College and Walnut downtown

This new development won a rezoning request before the Columbia City Council on Monday. The development would rise four stories on the corner of Walnut Street and College Avenue and is anticipated to bring an additional 300 tenants downtown. The rezoning permits retail space at the ground level.

New development would be on College Avenue/Walnut Street corner

A new development is up for rezoning approval by the Columbia City Council. The development would rise four stories on the corner of Walnut Street and College Avenue and is anticipated to bring an additional 300 tenants downtown.

KU students wait for gates to open

University of Kansas students wait outside of Allen Fieldhouse for the gates to open Monday in Lawrence, Kan.

New business spaces in MU Student Center

Students walk past the soon-to-be-opened business space created through the Missouri Student Unions Entrepreneurial Program, which provides an avenue for student business ideas to flourish. OMG Coupons, Listener Approved and are the three businesses that will occupy the high-traffic location in the MU Student Center this semester.

Columbia resident and former educator Carl Connor just turned 100

Carl Connor, 100, watches television at his home Monday at the Terrace Retirement Community.

Centenarian Carl Connor remembers a life devoted to education

Photos of Carl Connor and his wife line a table in Connor's home on Wednesday at the Terrace Retirement Community.

School for Deaf adopts deaf dachshund

Missouri School for the Deaf students Catherine Slinkard and Michael Miller help take care of Sparky, a deaf dachshund the school recently adopted.

Crowd appreciation

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson blows a kiss to the crowd after the Jayhawks beat Kansas State 90-66 on Jan. 29 in Lawrence, Kan. The fans at Allen Fieldhouse can make things hard on visiting teams.

Friends at Harpo's to watch Super Bowl

Christine Rose, Tiffany Gilyard and Eric Stern react to Super Bowl commercials at Harpo's in downtown Columbia on Sunday. Although they had differing opinions on which team they wanted to win the game, they all enjoyed the commercial breaks.

Blocked sidewalks frustrate Columbia residents

Sidewalks like this one are blocked or poorly cleared in many spots in downtown Columbia several days after last week's snowstorm, which dumped nearly 18 inches of snow on the city.

Super Bowl snacks

Chips, sodas, and crockpots create a super bowl tribute inside of Hy-Vee on west Broadway Sunday afternoon.

Shoppers prepare for Super Bowl Sunday

Hy-Vee employee Harry Mutz hands a sample of Budweiser beer dip to MU senior Natalie Whitworth Sunday afternoon. Mutz saw crowds of shoppers stocking up on snacks for the super bowl. "I'm not really into football," Whitworth said. "I'm more in it for the snacks."

Lydia Serck, 99-year-old MU basketball fan

Lydia Serck, center, a 99-year-old Tigers basketball fan, sits in the stands at Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena with her great-granddaughter Courtney Orscheln, left, and daughter Ramona Harden.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Colorado

Missouri men's basketball player Michael Dixon looks to pass over University of Colorado player Shannon Sharpe, No. 2, on Saturday in Mizzou Arena. Dixon scored 13 points, contributing to Mizzou's 89-73 win.

MU men's basketball player Ricky Kreklow vs. Colorado

Missouri men's basketball player Ricky Kreklow, No. 2, dribbles the ball past University of Colorado player Levi Knutson on Saturday in Mizzou Arena. Mizzou won the game, 89 -73.

MU men's basketball fan Anthony Roderman vs. Colorado

Anthony Roderman sports his Tigers team spirit as the fans heckle a University of Colorado player taking a free throw. Roderman, a freshman at MU, brings the tiger suit to most sporting events he attends.

MU men's basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Colorado

MU guard Marcus Denmon, No. 12, goes up for a shot with University of Colorado's Shannon Sharpe trying to stop him. Denmon scored 17 points on Saturday.

MU women's basketball player Shakara Jones vs. Kansas State

Missouri's Shakara Jones maneuvers past Kansas State's Jalana Childs on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Sydney Crafton chases K-State's Brittany Chambers

Kansas State's Brittany Chambers drives past Missouri's Sydney Crafton on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.