Village of Cherry Hill has unique strengths and challenges

Mel and Pat Propst dance as Ehren Oncken plays the accordion with the band Swampweed at the Cherry Hill Art Festival on Saturday. The Propsts drove up from Jefferson City to enjoy the art, music and festivities.

The Village of Cherry Hill began with a vision of a community within the larger city of Columbia. Nearly a decade later, the neo-traditional homes, narrow, tree-lined streets and brick facade of the town center of the Village of Cherry Hill hearken to a time before cookie-cutter duplexes dominated neighborhoods.

MU School of Medicine gets monetary gift

Curtis W. and Ann H. Long contributed to the school’s family and community medicine department. The gift will support teaching, research and clinical care for rural communities.

Senior Games pool tournament given new look

Both the game and the venue changed this year.

Candidates, farmers discuss issues at forum

Fourteen candidates for county, state and U.S. congressional offices attended the Boone County Farm Bureau’s election forum Friday night in Cosmopolitan Park.

Seniors compete in Missouri State Senior Games darts tournament

The Missouri State Senior Games held a darts competition Saturday morning at Hearnes Center.

Residents gather at Douglass Park for annual Juneteenth celebration

The huge commemoration dates back over 100 years. Its history traces back to Galveston, Texas, where on June 19, 1865, slaves on the narrow strip of land along the Gulf of Mexico celebrated after hearing word of their freedom — two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Women and men share basketball court at senior games

Only one women’s team registered for the 3-on-3 basketball competition. Three men’s teams agreed to play them so they could participate in the Missouri State Senior Games.

Summer solstice celebration educates Columbia about sustainable energy future

People walked and biked on Saturday to the first annual Sol-a-bration held at the Courthouse Square downtown.

Archer overcomes the odds to continue competing

In 1978, Carroll Walker lost his right arm in a farming accident. Since then, he has had to learn how to shoot his bow and arrow by using his mouth.

Man arrested on suspicion of robbery, domestic assault

At 10 p.m. Friday, Boone County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a disturbance at Demaret Drive, a release from the department said.

Senior Games bring out group of horseshoe pitchers

A small group of 14 participated in the Missouri State Senior Games horseshoe division Friday at Cosmopolitan Park.

British politics setting bad examples for U.S.

Americans should be wary of following Britain’s political stances and protests.

Five ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

This week, we ask readers to share their thoughts on the following topics: environmental efficiency, the Maguire Boulevard extension, a special sales tax in downtown, the number of freshmen expected to enter MU in the fall, and the school district’s final budget approval.