Thousands show support for soldier Wyatt's family at funeral

Supporters formed "a sea of red" to honor the memory of Spc. Sterling Wyatt during his funeral at First Baptist Church of Columbia and procession along Broadway on Saturday.

Columbia residents and Patriot Guard members gathered outside First Baptist Church to show support for the family of Spc. Sterling Wyatt, whose funeral was Saturday. 

Columbia's Older Women on Weights find fitness, friends in powerlifting

Columbia's Older Women on Weights participated in its first powerlifting tournament at Saturday's Show-Me State Games competition. After four months participating in the sport, the older females have improved their health and formed new bonds.

Critics of new University of Missouri Press model speak up

Critics of the new model argue that it will not be a better business model than its predecessor, and the costs will be the same if not more expensive.

Bomb squads disarm traps at Colorado shooting suspect's apartment

Authorities Saturday were working to clear dangerous explosive materials from inside James Holmes' suburban Denver apartment. Holmes is the suspect in a shooting rampage that killed 12 and injured dozens of people at a movie theater early Friday.

FROM READERS: In Columbia, community support for Spc. Sterling Wyatt

Readers share photos of supporters of Spc. Sterling Wyatt.

Wheat threshing event brings a community together

Woodlandville United Methodist Church hosted its second-annual wheat threshing event to show visitors farming techniques dating to the 1930s.

Move to Missouri pushes Oakville girl to try wrestling

After moving to Missouri from Michigan, 12-year-old Kerri Justice stepped away from the ice rink and onto the wrestling mat. She attended her first Show-Me State Games on Saturday.

New ballroom dance facility accommodates Show-Me State Games

The Ballroom Academy of Columbia served as the site of this year's Show-Me State Games ballroom dancing competition and provided a welcoming environment for participants.

Youth wrestler makes successful return to Show-Me State Games

Klayton Anderson, a 13-year-old who had missed last year's competition after suffering a brain injury, earned a gold medal in the 91-to 95-pound division of Saturday's competiton.


Columbia's Adam Morrison wins disc golf championship

Adam Morrison, from Columbia, is the first Missourian to hold a world title in disc golf.


FAIR IN THE MAKING: Andy Tellman goes his own route with music

Andy Tellman and his band will be performing at the Boone County Fair on Friday.


Mid-Missouri Soap Box racers compete in Akron

Charles Neville II from Columbia, Hank Hilderbrand from Fayette, and Haden Singleton from Boonville competed in the Stock, SuperStock, and Masters Divisions of the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday. 

Miller leaving Missouri basketball after two months

Missouri assistant basketball coach Ryan Miller is leaving for an associate head coach position at Auburn.

Martial artist with one eye wins gold at Show-Me State Games

When Michael Margelony lost his left eye as a 13-year-old, there were those who figured he would have to give up martial arts. Margelony said he used that as motivation.

Columbia man arrested in connection with assault, 4 burglaries

Police arrested Wayne McGill Jr. on Friday on suspicion of second-degree burglary, third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Cardinals jump on Cubs with a dozen runs in seventh

St. Louis tied a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in the seventh inning of a 12-0 victory over Chicago on Saturday night.

Dona Stiles Gaddy was dedicated to nursing career

Dona Stiles Gaddy died Monday, July 16. She was 93. 

FROM READERS: Photos of summer in Columbia

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Cain powers Royals to win over Twins

Lorenzo Cain delivered run-producing singles in the first and fifth innings, and he had an RBI double in the seventh in Kansas City's 7-3 win over Minnesota on Saturday.