Veterans watch the Air Show

WW II veteran Lt. Ed Brown watches the air show with Kevin Ryan, back left, and WWII veteran Hershel Bell at the Columbia Regional Airport on May 28.

A-10 Thunderbolt II dives above the airfield

Captain Joe Shetterly flys over Columbia Regional Airport on May 28 in a special Air Show performance honoring military veterans. Shetterly demonstrated the capablility of the A-10 Thunderbolt II by rolling and dive-bombing above the airfield.

Veteran advice to ROTC Commander

Honored guest Colonel Michel Latouche demonstrates some flying techniques with his escort Richard Gannon, Commander of the Air Force ROTC at Mizzou, during the Veterans Air show at Columbia Regional Airport on May 28. Gannon said, "I have the privilege to escort him, and learn from his experience."

Heritage Flight at Columbia Regional Airport

A-10 Thunderbolt II flown by Captin Joe Shetterly, above, and the WWII P-38 Lighting Flown by Kevin Eldridge, below, join together in the Heritage Flight at Columbia Regional Airport on May 28 in a special performance for military veterans. A heritage flight is a tribute to the legacy and future of military aircrews.

NASA visits Hickman High School

Former NASA astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson operates a robotic arm at Hickman High School's NASA simulator, called Columbia Aeronautics and Space Administration (CASA). With the help of Hickman senior Jordan Verslues, right, Gibson picks up a mock satellite on May 28 during his visit to Hickman. CASA is a program designed to stimulate many elements of space missions, including mission control, life on a space shuttle and troubleshooting problems that may occur.

Jimmy Lee Behrle

Behrle was arrested on May 27 on suspicion of two counts of third-degree domestic assault and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Missouri pitcher Kelly Fick at the Big 12 baseball tournament

Missouri's Kelly Fick throws against Texas A&M on Thursday at the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City. Fick suffered the loss, falling to 2-2 on the season.

Missouri softball pitcher Kristin Nottelmann

Entering Saturday's super regional game against Oregon sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann is 22-7 with 150 strikeouts.

CIS grad sign

Stefan Melnyk, center, poses with his family after Columbia Independent School's commencement ceremony at the Missouri Theatre Thursday evening. As the graduating class had only seven seniors, each one gave speech. The ceremony was concluded by a traditional balloon release.

CIS grad caps

Madison Berry adjusts the mortarboard of Peter Stringfield as they prepare for Columbia Independent School's commencement ceremony at the Missouri Theatre Thursday evening. One of seven seniors, Berry will attend Northwestern University next fall.

CIS grad MU shirt

Brianne Abramovitz poses before Columbia Independent School's commencement ceremony at the Missouri Theatre Thursday evening. One of seven seniors, Abramovitz will be entering the Pre-Veterinary Scholars Program at the University of Missouri.

Hickman bowler TeVon Moody

Hickman bowler TeVon Moody pumps his fist and smiles after rolling a strike on Thursday during practice in preparation for Saturday's state tournament.

Hickman bowler Samantha Logue

Hickman bowler Samantha Logue cringes after a near miss during practice Thursday in preparation for the state tournament.

Hickman bowlers prepare for state

The Hickman bowling team gathers around coach Tina Balser at practice Thursday in preparation for Saturday's state finals.

Hickman bowler Charlie Chau practices for state meet

Senior Charlie Chau lofts the ball down the lane during the Hickman bowling team's practice Thursday. Eight members of the team will compete in Saturday's state bowling finals.

Air Show Ousley

Navy Veteran George Ousley plays with his grandson Spencer during the Ousley Family Gift Announcement at the Veterans Center at Columbia College on Thursday. The Ousley family, Gayleen, left, George, their son Greg and his wife Jennifer and their grandson Spencer, were all present for the announcement as part of Columbia College's third annual Military Recognition Day. The Ousley family donated $100,000 for scholarships for veterans.

Air show watch eagles

Matt and Jude Schwedtman look to the sky as the "Screaming Eagles" parachute team begins its descent above the Columbia College campus. Schwedtman, a former marine, said he came to the event in support of veterans and to show his nephew a good time for his eighth birthday today.

Air show preview

The U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" parachute team demonstrate a precision jump and landing May 27 on Columbia College's soccer field as part of the college's Military Recognition Day.

Sidewalks closed at MU due to construction

Construction on campus at MU has left Speakers Circle and various other locations on campus closed. In conjunction with the repairs to Speakers Circle, two sidewalks leading to the Arts & Science Building are blocked off.

Construction leads to road closures on MU campus

Construction continues Thursday at MU at the intersection of Hitt and Rollins streets. The construction has caused road closures at several locations on campus.