Rock Bridge senior kicker practices alone

Ian Patterson, a senior kicker at Rock Bridge High School, coaches himself at practice away from his teammates. Although scholarship opportunities are few and far between for Division I kickers, Patterson remains hopeful that his skill, discovered at an early age and cultivated through private lessons and hard work, will provide an opportunity to kick at the collegiate level.

Volleyball's perfect pair

Wayne and Susan Kreklow have combined for 748 wins during their two decades as volleyball coaches. They can reach 750 wins Saturday when Missouri plays at home against Oklahoma.

Second Investigation Concerning Use of Force

This is an excerpt from a July 17 security tape from a Columbia Police Department holding cell.

Wedneday Night Live aims to reach out to community

Senior pastor Amy Gearhart and coordinator of hospitality ministries Ann Merrifield explain the goals of Wednesday Night Live and the mission of the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Fisher Farms focuses on family

Jay and Kim Fischer, owners of Fischer Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, have discovered that their farm has become more popular than they ever imagined. Jay was inspired by his grandfather to create the farm. 

Protesters share what Occupy movement means to them

As protests inspired by Occupy Wall Street in New York spread across the country and across the world, people are wondering just what the activists stand for.

*Christina Lewis, an MU student, organized a protest inspired by the ongoing demonstration in front of Daniel Boone City Building. The Missourian asked the Occupy Mizzou protesters why they came and what the "99 percent" movement means to them.

Spikes to Your Heartmeter

An Extended Stay

Alvin and Debra Harris co-own Columbia barbershop

Columbia couple Alvin and Debra Harris co-own and cut hair together at their shop, A Cut Above the Rest. The two have worked in the shop together for 17 years.

Reflections on Cindy Mustard

Some of Cindy Mustard's co-workers and friends shared their reflections on what Cindy has meant to them and to the community Sept. 29 at Voluntary Action Center.

Mobile food pantry feeds the hungry

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's mobile food pantry visited Ashland on Sept. 20. Church volunteers helped hand out food to dozens of families.

The perfect peach

Ronda and Randy Thiessen, local farmers, grow 23 varieties of peaches on their farm in Franklin. This follows the basic process of how local produce makes its way from farm to market.

Video shows police incident on Aug. 15

This is an excerpt from an Aug. 15 security tape from a Columbia Police Department holding cell. The officer shown pushing the man in the cell was fired Wednesday by Police Chief Ken Burton.

Boone Life: Elderberries gaining in popularity

Terry Durham, a farmer at River Hills Harvest Elderberry Farm in Hartsburg, discusses elderberries.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Covering the Kahler trial

Watch an interview with Sangeeta Shastry, the Missourian reporter who covered the Kraig Kahler trial in Kansas.

Kahler leaves Kansas courthouse after receiving death sentence

James Kraig Kahler leaves the courthouse in Lyndon, Kan., after being sentenced to death Monday in the 2009 slayings of his wife, two teenage daughters and wife's grandmother.

Traditional weaving and dyeing

Carol Leigh is the owner of Hillcreek Fiber Studio. Established in 1982, the outlet has since served as a marker for the importance of traditional weaving and dyeing both to customers and students who come seeking knowledge about weaving, spinning and dyeing. The studio has been producing hand-made fabrics for 29 years.

The art of trapping

Mark June, a well-known and respected member of the trapping community, talks about what trapping means to those who take part in it, what it's like to go trapping and why he makes his living in the trapping business at the National Trapper Association Convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The convention ran Thursday through Saturday last week.

At home with the chickens

Claudia Knudten grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but now finds peace in rural Millersburg with a quirky collection of chicken companions.

A different kind of flying

Columbia pilot Gary Whitby flies his hot air balloon in the California Balloon Invitational. The "Hare and Hound" competition sends his crew on a balloon chase through rural Missouri.