March 31, 2008
Darin Preis listens at a meeting on March 18. Preis is currently the vice president for the Columbia School Board.
Kathy Fluesmeier, owner of Village Wine and Cheese Restaurant, recommends wine choices to Debbie Bailey at the restaurant’s retail inventory sale on Monday. The Village had to close its doors for good last week because of “marginal operations.” The restaurant’s inventory sale started Saturday and continues through Tuesday.
Chris and Lynn Hill examine the BUS-eum 2's exhibit Monday at the Columbia Public Library. They are reading the story of the German American internment experience.
BUS-eum 2, a museum on wheels, visited Columbia today. The exhibit was called "Vanished."
These ice skates belong to Arthur D. Jacobs, one of about 15,000 German-Americans who were interned by the U.S. government during World War II. From age 10 to 15, Jacobs, the American-born son of German immigrants, lived in internment camps in Ellis Island, N.Y., and Crystal City, Texas.
Visitors to the second annual Steve McQueen Day in Slater watch a film of stunt work in the 1966 film "The Sand Pebbles." Loren Janes, one of Hollywood's great stuntmen and a friend and double for McQueen, organized the stuntwork of the film. Janes — a 50-year veteran of stuntwork — generally charges $10,000 to speak but appeared in Slater on Saturday for free.
Taylor Norris is strapped in for a ride on her father's Harley Davidson at Steve McQueen Day in Slater on Saturday. Her uncle said many riders were turned away by cold weather; nevertheless more than 100 appeared for the first motorcycle show of the year.
“Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
“The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig
March 30, 2008
Rosie Tippin is running for one of the three open Columbia School Board seats.
Rosie Tippin laughs with her friends at their monthly Bible study on Feb. 28. After the school board election ends, the group is considering meeting twice a month.
School Board candidate Ines Segert listens as MU freshman Curtis Atkisson helps her with her campaign brochure at Lakota Coffee. Segert is a psychology professor at MU.
Rosie Tippin laughs with her friends at their monthly Bible study. After the school board election ends, the group is considering meeting twice a month.
Judges for the robotic window washing competition at MU study how many dots were cleaned from a window after one of the college teams tested its robot.
Competitor Steve Hoepfner from North Dakota State University mounts his window washer to the test window Saturday at MU.
A team from Michigan Tech watches Frank Jr. during the window washing competition while judges note the success of the machine.
Visitors to Steve McQueen Day in Slater watch a film of stunt work in the 1966 film "The Sand Pebbles." Loren Janes, a friend of and stunt double for McQueen, organized the stuntwork of the film. Janes generally charges $10,000 to speak, but he appeared Saturday for free.
Taylor Norris is strapped in for a ride on her father's Harley Davidson at Steve McQueen Day on Saturday in Slater.
MU senior Mike Neustedter, right, returns to California during breaks to snowboard with childhood friend Paige Volden, left, who has lost her eyesight.