Crowd gathers in downtown Columbia to cheer cyclists

Racers round the corner of College and Walnut in the final meters of the Columbia stage of the Tour of Missouri.

Spectators who filled the sidewalks of Walnut Street on Friday afternoon were eager to catch the speeding cyclists of the Tour of Missouri whiz by.

The crowd was a mix of young and old, families and couples, avid cyclists and curious spectators.

Brazilian wins Columbia stage of Tour of Missouri

2007 Mizzou football stats

Going green to the extreme

Environmentalist couple live in an off-the-grid home to reduce their impact on the environment.

Public deserves to be involved in final high school site decision

The Missourian has made coverage of Columbia's new high school site a priority.

Flight simulator

Will Franklin is situated in front of a helicopter at the University Health Center. The Tiger wide receiver has arrived slightly later than the agreed-upon 6 p.m. meeting time.

Nixon warns of lotto scam

A scam using checks that appear to be from a Kansas City-based utility company has surfaced across the country.

The Add Sheet changes hands

The advertising publication has been sold to two Columbia businessmen. The new owners say they plan to keep the operation the same.

Aquilla Butler has a big voice — and a mission

Aquilla Butler's voice is her instrument, and she uses it to spread the gospel through her public access TV show and other performances.

MU's receiving corps.

Click on a picture to find out more about MU's receivers.

10 Things you didn't know about Western Michigan

Ricker has football lessons to share

Though he’s still near the beginning of a life in football, A.J. Ricker, 27, has some life lessons to share.

Staff for Life pilot manages many variables to bring people to safety

The helicopters that transport people from accidents to the hospital must be flown by someone. Kyle Rehagen is one of those pilots.

Free vaccine distributed to raise awareness

A grant now provides women and girls who do not have adequate insurance with the Gardasil vaccine, or the HPV vaccine, for free. The vaccine is offered at four locations in Columbia.

Yoga: Where old meets new

Citizens committee to have more meetings to discuss Columbia high school site

The citizens committee charged with recommending a site for Columbia’s next public high school will now have two and possibly three meetings, according to an e-mail sent Thursday by committee facilitator Jim Ritter to the group’s 20 other members.

Pete Szkolka: A musician who does it all

Pete Szkolka writes music, he plays instruments, he records tracks, he mixes tracks and he creates a finished project. He does all these things by remaining a musician first and foremost.

Bike tour prompts road closures

Several roads are closed today and more will close later as the Tour of Missouri rolls through Columbia. The cyclists are expected to arrive here between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Sport still big part of siblings' lives as MU golfers

Golf has always played a big role in the lives of Tigers siblings Madison and Kyle Marcolla

Can Cougars make a comeback?

Although the Columbia College men’s soccer team is winless, many Cougars remain optimistic.