Rock Bridge baseball player Ryan Phillips makes the tag

Rock Bridge sophomore Ryan Phillips tags out Jefferson City's Torre Thompson at second base in the Bruins' win Tuesday over the Jays. Phillips had sat out the Bruin's past three games with a concussion he suffered in practice.

Death site of addicted meth user

Campsite number four in Arrow Rock State Park, as photographed on April 15, was the death site of Leslie Roettgen in May 2009. Roettgen had gone through rehab, but relapsed and overdosed on methadone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction.

Sheriff fights meth in Saline County

Saline County Sheriff Wally George poses for a portrait in a judges office in the Saline County Court House on April 15. Sheriff George has been leading the fight against meth in Saline County.

Out at second base

Rock Bridge junior Connor Darrough reacts after Helias' Zack Rockers tagged him out at second base Monday.

Sliding into home plate

Rock Bridge catcher Wilson Pfeiffer is unable to apply a tag to Helias' Joe Knaup as he slides into home plate Monday.

Aline Kultgen with her aunt and uncle

From left, Aline Kultgen's aunt, Alice, and uncle, Robert, with her as a child circa 1946-47. Kultgen's aunt and uncle adopted her after the second World War.

1947 portrait of Aline Kulgen

Portrait of Aline Kulgen, circa 1947.

Parents of Aline Kultgen

Aline Kultgen's parents Esther and Yves.

Aline Kultgen

Aline Kultgen sits in her living room on Monday. Kultgen was born in France and grew up during the German occupation of World War II. She spoke at the Mizzou Hillel about the Holocaust.

Documenting a car fire

Assistant Fire Marshal Deborah Sorrell takes pictures of the burned vehicle sitting at near the intersection of westbound Stadium Boulevard and Old 63.

Abandonded car found on fire

Fire Lt. Clayton Farr Jr., left, and Assistant Fire Marshal Deborah Sorrell were dispatched to the scene of a burning vehicle sitting near the intersection of westbound Stadium Boulevard and Old 63 on Monday evening.

Katy Trail turns 20

Sherry Cass darts through a kaleidoscope of fall colors on Oct. 29, 2007. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Katy Trail. Early opponents to the trail worried about trash, noise and public encroachment onto their land. These days, merchants in towns such as Augusta, Dutzow, Hermann and Marthasville meet regularly to discuss ways to further boost tourism along the trail. "The Katy Trail is a success," said Brent Hugh, executive director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. " All of the horrible things that were supposed to happen didn't."

Learning new languages at MU church

Hong Liang, a Chinese visiting scholar at the MU environmental engineering department, gestures during a conversation lab at International Community Church in Columbia. The church was originally created to serve the international community at MU regardless of nationalities. Now, this includes international students, scholars, faculties and other residents in Columbia area. Besides services, the church also focuses on assisting the international congregations with English language skills by providing a speaking and writing lab.

Michael Burden

Michael Burden is a journalism graduate student at MU, a graduate instructor and the MU campus representative for the Peace Corps.

Nacho Brothers porch performance

Dylan Spruance, Rock Gremillion, and Kurt Heine play music on East Campus.

Showing their support

Rex Hainey, far left, and Jill Hainey joke while showing their support for Missouri senior Jana Hainey, who was pitching Sunday against Baylor. David Young, far right, also came out to support the Tigers.

Connecting for a home run

Missouri freshman Nicole Hudson hits a three-run home run in the fourth inning Saturday against Baylor at University Field. The Tigers trailed by two going into the fourth inning.

Learning at Earth Day

Teagan Witzig, 4, plays with a magnifying glass while doing crafts made with twigs, seeds and other natural components at the Earth Day festival in Peace Park.

Making a splash on Earth Day

Children explore in the creek that runs through Peace Park on Sunday during Earth Day Celebrations. The event had been postponed a week due to rain, but had a large turnout.

Gardens for sale at Earth Day

Summerfield's garden booth at the Earth Day celebrations in Peace Park on May 2. Vendors set up shop to sell everything from organic coffee to glass jewelry.