William Street rendering

A rendering of what William Street will look like once it is completed.

Missouri softball player Abby Vock

Missouri junior infielder Abby Vock is only hitting .087 this season, but her defensive ability and her gritty playing style keep her on the field.

Ready for use on icy roads

The city of Columbia Public Works Department uses cinders provided for free by the Columbia Municipal Power Plant on icy roads.

Close play at second

Hickman second baseman Xavier Lewis avoids St. Charles' Tony Nelson as he slides into second base during the Kewpies' home opener. Nelson was ruled out on the play.

Ehrich Chick bats

Hickman senior Ehrich Chick hits a ground ball. Chick drove in one run during Wednesday's game against St. Charles.

Ehrich Chick pitches

Hickman senior Ehrich Chick pitched two innings during Wednesday's game against St. Charles.

MoDOT director resigns

Missouri Department of Transportation Director Pete Rahn talks to the press following his department's announcement of his intended resignation in the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday. Rahn accepted a position with an engineering firm that received millions of dollars' worth of contracts with MoDOT.

City Hall ribbon cutting

On Wednesday, Mayor Darwin Hindman, City Council members and contributors to the new building cut the ribbon, to officially open the new City Hall extension. City staff began moving into the new building in February. Renovations to the historical Daniel Boone Building, which previously housed City Hall, have begun.

Buehler improves on mound

Missouri junior pitcher Brad Buehler pitches early in Wednesday’s game against Arkansas Pine Bluff at Taylor Stadium.

Ed Robb

Ed Robb, former 24th District representative, shown here in 2006, plans to run for Boone County's presiding commissioner.

Daniel Clay

MU Provost Brian Foster announced the new Dean of the College of Education today. Daniel Clay will take over as the dean on June 1.

Paul Love

Columbia mayoral candidate Paul Love poses for an in-studio portrait.

Hitting the trail

Equestrian enthusiast Lucie Hess and her 12-year-old granddaughter Lena Welch set out for a trail ride on Tuesday. Hess has been riding since 1977.

Getting saddled and ready

Columbia equestrian enthusiast Lucie Hess saddles her appaloosa horse Spanky before a trail ride on Tuesday. Hess participates in organized trail and endurance rides around the country with her horses.

Trail plans cut

The Parks and Recreation department recently cut plans for a 17-acre equestrian area near Gans Creek Recreation Area.

MU baseball player Blake Brown

Missouri freshman outfielder Blake Brown hit his first home run for the Tigers in the second-inning Tuesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Hickman goalkeeper Monica Ross

Hickman senior goalkeeper Monica Ross faces a shot from Pembroke Hill's Madison Thrane.

Hickman girls soccer player Katie LaRue

Hickman senior Katie LaRue, left, tries to get the ball around Pembroke Hill defender Hannah Lewis, center, and goalkeeper Jackie Robinson.

President Obama signs health care bill

President Barack Obama signs the health care bill Tuesday in the East Room of the White House.

Health care reform supporters applaud new law

Participants applaud in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday where President Barack Obama, flanked by Macelas Owens of Seattle, left, and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right, signs the health care bill. Behind the president, from left are Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Vice President Joe Biden, Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Ryan Smith of Turlock, Calif., Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.