Missouri State Senior Games athlete participates in sprinting, tae kwon do

Jim Howe compares his emotions while running to those when he practices tae kwon do.

Columbia couple officiates events at Missouri Senior State Games

Columbia couple Tim and Beth Gladura officiate for several track and field events each year. The two helped out at the Missouri Senior State Games Saturday.


Dart player brings playful attitude to Missouri State Senior Games

Senior Games participants at Hearnes Center could not walk past Karl Remick without being asked to join darting events.

Bomb squad responds to suspicious package at Columbia Police Department

The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad determined that the package, brought in by a worried Columbia resident from his home, was harmless.

Bowlers enjoy new and old friends at Missouri State Senior Games

Ty Brewer and Marvin Walter had never met before Saturday's competition at AMF Town and Country Bowling Lanes, but they had a lot in common.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri State Senior Games

Athletes from all over the state traveled to Columbia to compete in the Missouri State Senior Games this weekend.

MU sport management students volunteer at Missouri State Senior Games

Two first-time volunteers to the Missouri State Senior Games were impressed with the athleticism of their elders.

Columbia City Council discusses plans for Short Street parking garage

The council began digging into the details of the new garage at its retreat Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown hits Columbia

Willie Nelson's 2011 Country Throwdown visited the Midway Exposition Center in Columbia on Friday. Nelson, 78, was joined by numerous country artists, among them his son, Lukas.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie donate $500,000 to Joplin relief

The money will help a community foundation support recovery efforts in the tornado-ravaged city. Pitt lived in southwest Missouri as a child.

Youth in Action program fosters friendships among young teenagers

The Youth in Action program headed to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park on Saturday to help with invasive plant removal.

VIDEO: Kansas City native competes at Senior State Games

The Missouri State Senior Games began on Friday, June 10, at 18 venues around Columbia. Athletes age 50 and above are competing in 20 different sports throughout the weekend. Horseshoes competitor Duane Shaw of Kansas City travels the country every year to participate in similar events nationwide. Besides horseshoes, he also bowls and plays basketball, softball and football.

Streets, crime prevention listed as priorities in Columbia resident survey

A survey of 800 residents found that while residents are mostly happy with city services, they are dissatisfied with street maintenance and want the city to focus more on public safety.

St. Louis school system has trouble selling vacant buildings

Despite an availability of vacant schools for purchase in St. Louis, developers say they are hesitant to buy, partly because of uncertainty surrounding tax credits.

Gap year between high school and college becoming a trend

Several high school students are electing to participate in a gap year, a year of service or time abroad before entering the traditional college environment.

Homeowners question repeated flooding of Lake Taneycomo

Some residents are suggesting that an increase in development has led to a string of floods in recent years.