Candle sparks trailer fire

Columbia firefighters were called to Rustic Meadows Trailer Court at 2:24 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a structure fire.

Notable properties: Columbia's brick streets

Brick streets, throughout Columbia | The bricks on and around Lee Street in East Campus have paved the road since 1909, making the area one of the oldest brick pavings in Columbia. There are 10 streets in Columbia that are fully or partially paved in brick. The streets slow traffic and have an old-world feel, the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission said.

Notable properties: Schlundt Hall

Schlundt Hall, MU, south of University Avenue and west of College Avenue | Built in 1922, Schlundt Hall was named after Herman Schlundt, an MU professor and chemistry department chairman. Located in MU's white campus, the building is the sixth most notable property named at MU.

Notable properties: Stephens stables

Stephens stables, Stephens College campus, 203 Old 63 | The Saddleseat/Western Barn, pictured in this panorama photo composite, was constructed in 1939. The barn is the home to the Prince of Wales Club, which is the oldest continually active riding club across the country.

Notable properties: The Berry Building

The Berry Building, Walnut and Orr streets | Built as a storage warehouse in 1924, the Berry Building was best known as the Nowell Wholesale Grocery Company owned by the Nowell Family. It is now home to loft apartments and commercial spaces.

Notable properties: The Baugher home

The Baugher home, 211 Bingham Road | The home was one of the first four houses built in the Grasslands neighborhood. The house was a Georgian-style home designed by the local architect and MU professor Harry Satterlee Bill. It was constructed in 1927.

Notable properties: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, 809 S. Providence Road | The house was constructed in 1880 by George Bingham Rollins. Claude Bruner bought the house from the Rollins family in 1939. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity purchased the house from Bruner family in 1954. The house is part of the historic Grasslands neighborhood.

Notable properties: Jewell Cemetery

Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site, South Providence Road | Owned by George Jewell, the Jewell Cemetery buried Charles Hardin, the 22nd governor of Missouri, and descendants of William Jewell, who served as Columbia's mayor in the 1820s. The site is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

MU men's basketbal player Marcus Denmon

Missouri's Marcus Denmon goes up for a shot against Kansas State's Jamar Samuels. In practice, Denmon asks team manager Josh Dinkins to simulate a bothersome defender when he is working on his shooting touch.

Trying to save a tree

Landscape Services employees Ryan Russell, in tree, and Austin Lampe install a support system in a tree Tuesday in Peace Park in an attempt to save the tree from removal.

Transmodal Facility cost more than $2.5 million

The city approved the purchase of the Transmodal Facility building for more than $2.5 million on Monday.

Rail line to Transmodal Facility

The rail line runs directly into the Intermodal Facility, where goods for local businesses can be unloaded. The building is an environmentally controlled storage facility that spans 83,000 square feet.

Reading together

Brandy Sanchez reads the Caldecott Medal winner "The Lion & The Mouse" by Jerry Pinkney to six-year-old Jasmine Gordon at the Columbia Public Library on Jan. 27. "The Caldecott Award is like the Academy Awards on children's literature," Sanchez said.

Brandy Sanchez with Caldecott Medal nominees

Brandy Sanchez holds the Caldecott Medal winner "The Lion & The Mouse" and the two runners-up, "Red Sings from Treetops: a year in colors" and "All the World" at Columbia Public Library on Jan. 27. Sanchez was one of 15 members on the Caldecott award committee for the best picture book of the year.

Keith Crown

Keith Crown, a watercolor artist whose art appeared in more than 100 galleries across the nation, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 in Columbia. He was 91.

Robert Stein reflects on higher education funding in Missouri

Robert Stein, commissioner for the Missouri Department of Higher Education, laid out potential cuts to education in a letter to public college officials, he estimated the state would lose nearly $1 billion in two years when federal stabilization funds expire.

Listening to debate about chickens

From left, Julie and Greg Baka and Ellen Thomas wait while the Columbia City Council members share their thoughts on changing the ordinance governing chicken ownership within city limits on Monday.

Celebrating a victory

Ellen Thomas smiles after the Columbia City Council voted to change the city ordinance governing the ownership of chickens, a change she spoke in favor of earlier in the evening on Monday.

Missouri men's basketball fan Mary Canon cheers

Mary Canon cheers for the Missouri Tigers in Mizzou Arena. Canon began attending the games with her son three years ago. Until then, she watched every game on TV. “At home, I yell just as loud,” she said.

Missouri men's basketball fan Mary Canon

Mary Canon watches the Missouri men's basketball team from a luxury suite at Mizzou Arena. Canon is not an MU alumna, though you would expect her to be. She was born in Marshall and attended Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) but has always been an avid Tigers fan.