Plans for the 'mansion'

During Saturday's coop-building workshop, Ian Thomas, right, shows Robert Johnson the "Chicken Mansion" that his wife wants him to build. Thomas hopes to finish the project this week.

Measuring the coop

Bobby Johnson measures the chicken coop for the roof at at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's Hands On Coop Building workshop on Saturday.

Constructing the coop

From left, Bobby Johnson, Laurie Florio and Jaye Wright construct a chicken coop Saturday at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's workshop. The coop was built with wood from an old deck and scrap metal that was found on Paris Road.

Missouri hammer thrower Chris Holly at Missouri Relays

MU junior Chris Holly builds up speed for the throw in the hammer throw event during Missouri Relays at Walton Stadium on Friday. Holly, a junior college national champion, is competing in his first season for the Tigers. During the Missouri Relays he threw 59.73 meters.

Hindman speaks at dinner in his honor

Mayor Darwin Hindman addresses the crowd at the "Thank You, Mayor Hindman!" Dinner on Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Approximately 500 attendees gathered to celebrate Hindman's 15 years of service as Columbia's mayor.

Hindman honored at dinner

"Thank You, Mayor Hindman" dinner

Approximately 500 attendees gathered to honor Mayor Darwin Hindman at the "Thank You, Mayor Hindman!" Dinner held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday night.

High-tech city

If Google selects Columbia, the city would become part of an experiment that would bring ultra-high speed Internet to the area.

Hindman submits Google application

Mayor Darwin Hindman submits the online application for Google Fiber at city hall on Friday.

Opposing the proposition

Standing at the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway on Friday, Dan Viets makes clear his opposition to Proposition One, which would allow the use of city surveillance.

'Queer the Census' campaign stickers

The LGBTQ Resource Center at MU is providing stickers at Memorial Union for people to place on their census envelopes. "The current census counts individuals on more traditional lines. We are trying to move it to a phase where people have more options for being counted based on sexual identity and gender identity." said center coordinator Ryan Black.

Census booth

Francisco Forbes, 73, runs a census booth at Memorial Union at MU. Forbes, a partnership assistant, raises public awareness for the census. On April 1, Forbes will become a census enumerator, meaning he will go out and count people in neighborhoods, home shelters or any other location. “We will make every effort for people to work in local areas where they live,” he said.

MU gymnast Sarah Shire

Senior gymnast Sarah Shire performs a floor routine Feb. 19 during the meet against Oklahoma at Hearnes Center.

William Street rendering

A rendering of what William Street will look like once it is completed.

Missouri softball player Abby Vock

Missouri junior infielder Abby Vock is only hitting .087 this season, but her defensive ability and her gritty playing style keep her on the field.

Ready for use on icy roads

The city of Columbia Public Works Department uses cinders provided for free by the Columbia Municipal Power Plant on icy roads.

Close play at second

Hickman second baseman Xavier Lewis avoids St. Charles' Tony Nelson as he slides into second base during the Kewpies' home opener. Nelson was ruled out on the play.

Ehrich Chick bats

Hickman senior Ehrich Chick hits a ground ball. Chick drove in one run during Wednesday's game against St. Charles.

Ehrich Chick pitches

Hickman senior Ehrich Chick pitched two innings during Wednesday's game against St. Charles.

MoDOT director resigns

Missouri Department of Transportation Director Pete Rahn talks to the press following his department's announcement of his intended resignation in the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday. Rahn accepted a position with an engineering firm that received millions of dollars' worth of contracts with MoDOT.