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Youth group works to make homes more energy-efficient

Alyssa Buchanan, left, along with other members of Impact Generation, clean out the shed of a Columbia resident who is unable to do the work herself. "We Will Change Tomorrow" is the Christian group's motto as they learn how to minister to others and develop leadership skills while helping others.

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Youth members of Impact Generation clean out the shed of a Columbia resident who can't do the work herself.

Bringing history to life: Two Columbia students to compete at National History Day competition

Chris Ghan, 18, a graduate of Rock Bridge High School presents his ten-minute monologue as Benjamin Franklin to his parents. Ghan attended a National History Day competition in Washington D.C. this weekend.

Islamic School of Columbia celebrates accreditation

With water dripping down his face and shirt, Yaser Alrawi, 4-years-old indulges in a blue snow cone at the Islamic School of Columbia's cookout Sunday.

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Hend Alrawi, 10, left, gets a pink butterfly painted on her face by Marwa Ithman. Alrawi was the first of many kids who got their face painted at the Islamic School of Columbia's cookout.

Mid-Missouri LGBT Coalition celebrates PrideFest at Stephens Lake Park

Amy Williams and her dog Carly take a break from the bright sunlight at PrideFest, which was held at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.

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Megan Boyer of the Megan Boyer Band performs at PrideFest. About 1,000 people came out to the fifth annual celebration.

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From left, Michele Porter, Elisa Cisims, Brian Smith and a friend participated in the Gayest Dog Contest.

19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds

The 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup was held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Willard Murphy of Macon showed a tractor in the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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A train of children are pulled by a tractor at the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Remembering a friend

Nathaniel JaRoe “Nate” Bentley

100 years of education

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J. Kraig Kahler

City appoints new Water and Light director

J. Kraig Kahler. Missourian file photo.

Columbia museums provide summer opportunities for learning

Boone County Historical Society intern Travis Pringle gives guided tours of Boone Junction. The parlor is where guests were brought upon arrival to the Maplewood house, and it still contains the original piano of Lavinia, the daughter of Slater Ensor and Margaret Bradford Lenir who built the house in 1877.

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The Gordon-Collins Cabin is thought to be Boone County’s oldest log structure still standing. The cabin was built in 1820 to house slaves and is decorated to show the living conditions of the time.

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The Maplewood home where Frank G. Nifong and his wife, Lavinia, lived is open to the public for tours. Nifong was the last of four people to live in the house.

Columbia police captain named as interim chief

Thomas G. Dresner

Flash flood watch over; nearly an inch of rain has fallen so far Friday

Friday’s rainstorm causes water to spill over the creek onto part of the MKT trail at Stewart and Providence roads.
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