Clydesdale horses on display

Jake, a Budweiser Clydesdale, is displayed with show grooming during the media tour Wednesday at the new Anheuser-Busch breeding farm near Boonville. Expert grooms who travel with the horses may spend five hours preparing the horses for events or showings.

Farm holds 70 percent of Budweiser Clydesdales

The new Anheuser-Busch breeding farm near Boonville is not open to the public but it did invite media Wednesday to view the 350-acre farm that now holds 70 percent of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

Hosting Clydesdale horses

A Budweiser Clydesdale observes the media tour passing his paddock at the breeding farm near Boonville. Anhueser-Busch expects to host about 100 Clydesdales within the first year at the new property.

Clydesdale horse breeding farm

One hundred Budweiser Clydesdale horses have recently moved to a new Anheuser-Busch breeding farm near Boonville. To qualify for one of the six hitches (10 horses per hitch) the Clydesdale gelding must be fours years old, stand 6 feet at the shoulder, weigh about 2,000 pounds, "be bay in color, have four white stocking feet, a blaze of white on the face and a black mane and tail," according to Anheuser-Busch regulations.

Friends rally around Angie Kennon

Angie Kennon and her husband, Dave, play peek-a-boo with their son Ryan while waiting for his doctor at University Hospital. Kennon was diagnosed with breast cancer in August.

Former councilman defends outgoing fire chief

Former City Councilman Pat Barnes speaks in defense of outgoing Boone County Fire Chief Steve Paulsell at a board meeting Tuesday evening at Boone County Fire Protection District headquarters. Barnes criticized board members for forcing Paulsell into retirement against his will. He received a standing ovation for his comments.


MU's Jessra Johnson shoots over Indiana's Jamie Braun on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. Johnson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, her second straight double-double.


Indiana’s Amber Jackson grabs a rebound against Missouri’s Marissa Scott on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. Jackson had three of Indiana’s 45 rebounds; Missouri had 34 rebounds.


Megan Wilson had to change her plans when she found out this season would be her last on the MU volleyball team.

Steve Paulsell leaves position as fire chief

Boone County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Steve Paulsell announced he was being forced to retire from his post Tuesday afternoon in front of Boone County Fire Protection District headquarters.

Winter clothes for Afghan security escorts

Sara Reichert collects donated winter clothing from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Her husband, Matt, who has been deployed to Afghanistan, saw that many of the low-wage military security escorts at his base were without winter clothing. Sara has since collected clothing from neighbors and from the church to send to the military escorts.

MU wrestler Todd Schavrien

MU wrestler Todd Schavrien, bottom, came to Missouri after a disappointing season at Arizona State.

Flat Daddy

Amanda Stapp and Kathleen Kaumans, both of Columbia, watch as friends take their turns bowling on Sunday. A life-size cardboard mock-up of Stapp's husband, Jason Stapp, a National Guardsman deployed to Kosovo in May, accompanies the group to Town and Country Lanes almost every Sunday. The figure is designed to help loved ones cope with the absence of family members in the military.

Douglass Park renovations

From right, recreation specialist and Vice President of Douglass Neighborhood Association Bill Thompson, Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs and senior parks planner Michael Snyder discuss renovations to Douglass Park Monday evening in a conference room at the Armory Sports Center in Columbia.

Discussing Taser use

Linda Green of the mid-Missouri chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom spoke Monday morning at the Labor Temple in Columbia. She talked about cases in which she said the Columbia Police Department used questionable judgment in Taser use on citizens.

MU offensive coordinator Dave Christensen

MU offensive coordinator Dave Christensen

Author Dick Burhans studied potato chips

Dick Burhans of Harrisburg is the author of "Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip." The inspiration for his new book came after a shopping trip in Ohio where regional brands of chips are prevalent.

Trish Vincent picture

Trish Vincent is the chief of staff for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt.

Mike Criner and his 10 puppies

Mike Criner poses with 10 of his German Shepherds at 9371 South Smith Hatchery Road on Nov. 13. Criner is trying to sell the puppies for $100 each; their mother gave birth to the litter eight weeks ago.

10 puppies at play

The 10 German shepherd puppies being sold play in their pen on Nov. 13. Mike Criner's German shepherd, Lady, gave birth to the litter eight weeks ago.