Kayakers take advantage of heavy rain

Wendell Coonce paddles down Bass Creek with friends on Thursday. All three kayakers have plenty of experience on creeks and rivers and don't recommend that amateurs attempt manuevering through dangerous flood waters.


Bass Creek overflows onto a small private road off of Highway 63 on Thursday. These sorts of conditions make it very dangerous for drivers but are perfect launching points for experienced kayakers.

Benton-Stephens Resident Profile: Clare Adrian

Freelance writer Clare Adrian writes March 19 in her son's old bedroom at her home in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood.

Hickman tennis coach preaches finesse, not power

Junior Alex Turner, number three on the Hickman tennis team, works through a drill intended to increase the accuracy of his shots.

Severe weather closes roads across Missouri

A van was stranded on a flooded road near Twin Bridges off Route E in Columbia on Thursday.


Incumbent Columbia First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton talks on the phone while gathering with friends and supporters to watch election results at Boone Tavern on Tuesday. Crayton lost her seat on the council to first-time candidate Paul Sturtz.

Rose, Tippin, Segert fill school board seats

Columbia School Board candidate Rosie Tippin and longtime friend Miles Earl talk with a supporter during a gathering at Boone Tavern to watch the school board election results on Tuesday. Tippin, Tom Rose and Ines Segert were elected to the school board.


John Sam Williamson


Phyllis Fugit

Parry wins re-election to county hospital board

Fred Parry


Tom Rose


Ines Segert

An education in pet care: Stephens College expands its pets-in-residence program

Tao, a pet pug and one of Searcy Hall's residents, waits in anticipation for his afternoon walk with owner Abby Herzog.


Cats Benny and Joon seem to enjoy life at Stephens. "It's nice having pets. It gives us something in common," the cats' owner Emilyann Allen said of life in Searcy Hall.


A resident of Searcy Hall on the Stephens campus takes a break from dorm life to check out life on the outside.

Con artist working downtown churches

Picture of man going by name of Alan Farha or Michael.

Gymnast Hatcher travels long road to reach Missouri

Alicia Hatcher was named All-Conference on the uneven bars and was named to the Big 12 All-Academic first team for the second year in a row.

Kewpies’ Mitrisin beats Bruins baseball team on three days rest

Rock Bridge outfielder Lonnie Hofmann catches a fly ball in center field during Wednesday's game. Hickman won 6-4.

Volunteers look ahead to November

Volunteers wait outside the Activity and Recreation Center to gather signatures on petitions for initiatives they hope will appear on the November ballot during the municipal election on Tuesday. The petitions concerned hospice care at home, Medicaid benefits and natural fuel usage.

Huzzah! '50 foot robot' wins film competition

Katie McMillen, left, and Eric Mericle, right, watch the films shot for the Brickwall competition at Deja Vu Comedy Club on Monday night. Mericle is member of Kodiak, one of the bands that volunteered a song to be part of the competition.