COLUMN: Harry Potter and the mysterious childhood lessons

Ten years ago, Harry Potter taught me that plastic surgery isn't cool, it's OK to be a nerd and big dudes make the best friends, among others.

Investigators still looking for suspect in 'brazen' fair shooting

The Boone County Sheriff's Department suspects possible gang involvement in the Friday night incident, which left a 19-year-old hospitalized.

Possible Maryland Avenue name change might cost campus addresses

MU's University Affairs has been in contact with Children's House Montessori School, located on Maryland Avenue, about helping to cover costs the possible name change will create.

Show-Me State Games commissioners enjoy camaraderie of competition

Each Show-Me State Games competition has a commissioner and some have been doing it for decades. The games bring together people from all over the state, but also unite organizers and competitors.

Friends and veteran mud racers yet to face each other

Side-by-Side mud racing competitors were left out in the rain Saturday at the Boone County Fair when the event was postponed because of lightning.

Show-Me State Games gives father chance for bowling glory

Gerald Wills Sr. used the Show-Me State Games as an opportunity to get back to the sport he rarely gets to play.

St. Louis Big Ballers repeat as Show-Me Games kickball champs

The St. Louis Big Ballers is a traveling kickball team. They won their second straight Show-Me State Games kickball title Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Gymnastics instructors coach and compete in the Show-Me State Games

Six gymnastics instructors from St. Louis traveled to Columbia Saturday to both compete in and coach at the Show-Me State Games.

Keselowski doesn’t mind penalty for Edwards flap

Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski are content with the hand-slapping they received from NASCAR this week for their latest on-track altercation.

Baby Girls Contest gives families the opportunity to interact

The Baby Girls Contest might have been just as fun for the parents as it was for the little ones.

Show-Me State Games martial arts a family event for Jefferson City father and sons

Rob Howard is the owner of three tae kwon do schools in Missouri, and both his sons compete in the Korean martial art.

SLIDESHOW: Saturday at the Boone County Fair

Highlights for the day included the parade in the morning and the Baby Girls Contest later in the afternoon. Evening storms caused the side-by-side mud race to be canceled, and many activities at the carnival died down because of the rain

PHOTO GALLERY: Track and Field at the Show-Me State Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Fifth/sixth grade volleyball matches at Show-Me State Games

The Jefferson City Elites volleyball team faced off against the Sizzles from Jefferson City during the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Columbia College.


PHOTO GALLERY: Gymnastics at the Show-Me State Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Kickball at the Show-Me State Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer at the Show-Me State Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Wobble Trap Shooting at the Show-Me State Games

PHOTO GALLERY: 7 vs. 7 Adult Football at the Show-Me State Games

VIDEO: Martial arts at the Show-Me State Games