The royalty: Ross Pierson

Ross Pierson

The royalty: James Tvrdy

James Tvrdy

The royalty: Patrick Elmore

Patrick Elmore

Drawing comparisons: MU vs. Tech

MU fans do pushups after the Tigers score a touchdown.


Trading scissors for spatulas

Stacy Griffith, owner of The Buzz Cafe in Sturgeon, talks with customers Liane Huckfeldt, left, and Dick Huckfeldt during lunch rush on Oct. 5. Griffith quit her job at Ke Lani Hair and Day Spa after getting burnt out and opened The Buzz Cafe in Sturgeon, with her husband Bruce Griffith seven and a half years ago.


Stacy Griffith opened The Buzz Cafe, 106 N. Ogden St. in Sturgeon, with her husband, Bruce, 7 1/2 years ago. The change of pace was exactly what she needed.

Down 53 pounds and counting

Steve Calloway, pharmacy manager for University of Missouri Health Care, lost 53 pounds as a part of Weight Watchers.

Hardly friends in high school, now they’re hitched

Linda and Steve Wolf get cozy on the couch of their refuribished farm house in Mexico, Mo on Oct. 3. The two redid floors, knocked down walls and added a deck to make the home just "more comfortable" according to Linda.


After a long day, Linda and Steve Wolf catch up with each other while paying some attention to Katie, their dog, on Oct. 3. Steve has learn to live with Linda's four cats, and Linda tolerates Steve's passion for baseball.

Suspect sought in Park Avenue shooting


Columbia man arrested in child porn case


Charity horse show raises money for multiple organizations

First place winner, Mike Breegemann, warms up his horse, Callaway Set the Bar, before competiting in the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show at the Midway Expo Center on Thursday. His caretaker, Julio DeLatorre, looks on.

The case of the missing peace pipe

In a November 1968 letter to Dean Jack Matthews, David Rolf, President of Mystical Seven, explains the Peace Pipe ceremony held at the Oklahoma University that year.

Nondrinkers break college stereotypes

Brian Bage, an athlete for the MU rugby club, confronts his teammate, Brian Schweisberger, at practice on Thursday. Bage, 21, says he abstains from drinking in order to be in the best shape possible.

Improvement key for Rock Bridge runner

Rock Bridge’s Ben Keown runs down Providence Road during practice Thursday. After putting in extra training this summer to improve his times for the cross country season, Keown set a personal record in the 5K.

Local View: The design review board



Columbia Fire Battalion Chief Steve Sapp helps Sherma Hawkins after she returns to find her home on fire Tuesday.

Fire damages home for the second time in five months

Columbia Fire Battalion Chief Steve Sapp helps Sherma Hawkins after she returns to find her home on fire Tuesday.