December 16, 2010
Fred Parry, left, publisher of Inside Columbia magazine, and Travis Gregory of the Columbia Fire Department wave to drivers Thursday as they try to collect donations for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Members of the Columbia Fire Department collect donations for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Lieutenant Brian Wasson of the Columbia Fire Department collects items Thursday for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Keith "Howdy" Matheny checks to make sure that he has pulled all the packages that need to be delivered to Mid-City Lumber Co Ltd on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. Matheny has been delivering packages to the same businesses in Columbia for the last 30 years, and when he pulls up an exchanged greeting of "Howdy!" can be heard between him and the person expecting the packages.
Keith "Howdy" Matheny scans and pulls packages out of his UPS truck as he makes his rounds on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. Matheny has been delivering in Columbia for over 30 years and works the corporate route, which requires him to get signatures from each business he delivers to. After 30 years Matheny has become familiar with many of the people he delivers to, who often joke around with him about shipping something through FedEx. "I always ask them, 'oh, so what's his name' and they don't know, because with FedEx it is a different guy every time, but they know me, they see me almost every day," Matheny said.
Dennis Pulley, working supervisor of KCI, a medical equipment company, signs for packages delivered by Keith "Howdy" Matheny of UPS on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. "UPS is a big part of what we do," Pulley said, "and Howdy is always on time, and a real gentlemen." KCI uses UPS to ship medical equipment to homes and hospitals around Missouri, and then bring the equipment back when the user is done with them.
Jessica Stephens is a reporter and editor at the Missourian.
December 15, 2010
Missouri sophomore guard Michael Dixon has been suspended for violating a team rule and will not play in the Tigers' game against Oral Roberts on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
Rock Bridge junior guard Carter Marcks worked hard in the offseason to improve his game.
Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward DeMarre Carroll during the second quarter of a game Dec. 1.
A man walks through an empty campus at the end of the day Wednesday. Freezing rain is expected later tonight.
This map published shows Columbia in 1875. Grant land can be seen in sections 15, 29 and 33.
This plat map shows Columbia as it was in 1917. The land owned by Bob Grant’s father can be seen in section 28, which is where the Grant home is currently located. More land owned by the Grants can be found in section 15, where several city landmarks, such as Fire Station No.6 and Fairview Elementary, are now located.
Melanie Abernathy searches for pictures of the farmhouse that used to sit on the site of the new Muriel Wiliams Battle High School. Abernathy lives across the street from the site and said she was excited for it to open. "I'm hoping to be able to volunteer, I think that would be awesome," she said.
Bob Grant's land is in section 28 of this plat map, which shows the boundaries in 1993. By this time, the land owned by the Grants had diminished. This map shows the land before it was sold to the subdivision developers.
December 14, 2010
Bob Grant and his wife live on a farm in southwest Columbia that has been in his family for generations. It is now surrounded by housing subdivisions and may eventually be consumed by them. Here, Grant shows off an old well that he has turned into a planter.
Hickman's Da'Quan Dixon and Andrew Berry fight for the ball against Jefferson City's Paul McMahon and Billy Brehe in the Kewpies' loss Tuesday at Hickman.
Members of the Corpening family, including from left to right: Detrianna, Aqua, Paulette, Paul and Annie, play a card game Sunday at their dining room table.
Jannik Blair, of Australia, is a new member of the the MU wheelchair basketball team.
Richard Helmig, left, hugs with his brother Dale Helmig before leaving court in Maysville on Monday. Helmig had been serving a life sentence for first-degree murder since 1996 at a Cameron prison in northwest Missouri. A trial judge threw out the conviction, saying Helmig was the victim of injustice, and an appeals court ruled Monday he could be released on bond pending the state's appeal.