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Linda Dellsperger hands Michelle Pruitt champagne at news of her win

Campaign Treasurer Linda Dellsperger, left, hands Michelle Pruitt champagne after news of her win on Tuesday.

Following the election results

From left, Sam Phillips, Dave Baugher, Ken Greimann and Tim Harlan surround a computer as Price Phillips, center, monitors election results. According to the Boone County Clerk, Phillips finished the race with 2,392 votes, or 16.27 percent.

Michelle Pruitt wins spot on school board

Campaign Treasurer Linda Dellsperger, left, hands Michelle Pruitt champagne after news of her win on Tuesday.

Closeup: Hoppe announces lead at Pasta Factory

Barbara Hoppe announces her lead against her opponent, Rod Robison, at the Pasta Factory on Tuesday.

School board candidate Sam Phillips and others watch election results

From left, Sam Phillips, Dave Baugher, Ken Greimann and Tim Harlan surround a computer as Price Phillips, center, watches election results. Phillips finished the race with 2,392 votes, or 16.27 percent of the vote, approximately 10 percent fewer votes than than winner Michelle Pruitt and 3 percent fewer than winner Christine King.

School board candidate Sam Phillips with his son Price on Tuesday

Columbia School Board candidate Sam Phillips sits with his son Price late into election night on Tuesday. Phillips lost a seat on the school board by approximately 3%, according to results from the Boone County clerk.

Hoppe announces lead over Robison

Sixth Ward candidate Barbara Hoppe, left, announces her lead against her opponent in the race, Rod Robison, at the Pasta Factory on Tuesday. Hoppe won the race.

Hoppe tracks election results at Pasta Factory

Sixth Ward candidate Barbara Hoppe, left, keeps up to speed on election returns with supporters Vicki Hobes, center, and Ed Ricciotti at the Pasta Factory on Tuesday.

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Burchard shows how to "Ride the Wave"

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Burchard imitates a surfer on top of the scorer's table at Southwell Complex during a celebration Tuesday of his team's postseason run to the championship game of the NAIA national men's basketball tournament. During the run, Burchard liked to say his team was "riding the wave."

Keep 'em coming

Voters from two precincts voted at Fairview Church of Christ on Tuesday. Election workers said there had been a steady stream of voters all morning, totaling about 95 by 10:30 a.m.

Proud to vote

Mike Bellman hands Irene Ford a ballot at Fairview Road Church of Christ on Tuesday. Only school board candidates were on the ballot at this location. Ford said she was proud to say who she voted for: Dan Holt and Sam Phillips.

Marcia Walker

Voter Marcia Walker

Gene Kelly

Voter Gene Kelly

Helping mom vote

James Kraatz, 2, and Alice Kraatz, 3, help their mom, Elizabeth Kraatz, submit her ballot at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School. Elizabeth Kraatz thinks it's important to explain the voting process to her children from an early age. Voting should be something you do all your life, she said.

Polls are open

Polls opened at Parkade Baptist Church on Garth Ave. at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. "I like to see the variety of people that come out to vote," said election worker Ginny Van Hove.

Voting is a right

McKenna Garman looks on as her mother, Lauri Garman, receives a ballot at Parkade Baptist Church. Lauri Garman said she always takes her children to vote with her. "They need to know that this is a right," she said.

William Powell

William Powell is a senior journalism student at MU.

Kyle Gibson receives a Kemper

Kyle Gibson, left, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, was the first of five to receive a $10,000 check from MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, right, and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz on behalf of the 2009 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence on Monday. Gibson has already won the School of Health Professions Faculty Member of the Year and the Athletic Department's Professor of the Year for his ability to communicate difficult material to his students.

Rock Bridge tennis player Ford Zitch

Freshman Ford Zitch is playing in the No. 1 singles spot this season for the Rock Bridge tennis team.

Mitchell McKinney receives his Kemper

Mitchell McKinney, left, was the second of five professors to receive a $10,000 check from MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz on behalf of the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence on Monday. McKinney is noted not only for his effective teaching ability, but also for his use of technology in the classroom. McKinney was chosen by the National Communication Association to serve a one-year term as Director of Academic Affairs in Washington, DC.
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