Boone County residents recall the quirky and imaginative tricks they used to "beat the heat" back in 1956, the year of the previously most widespread drought in the U.S.
The Missourian asked people around Columbia how they are withstanding record temperatures.
Missouri's formula for determining state aid to public schools is facing an estimated $700 million shortfall. Local candidates for state office provide their input on how to address the foundation formula.
Comokaze is the only youth Ultimate Frisbee program in Columbia. The team debuted at the Show-Me State Games.
Members of Columbia's United State Bowling Congress Association have hosted leagues and volunteered at the past 20 Show-Me State Games competitions in an effort to spread the game they love to a younger generation.
Protecting rural areas and reining in regulations were among the themes cited by candidates in the August primary.
Images from Family Fun Fest, the Show-Me State Games and Spc. Sterling Wyatt's memorial services were some of the best photos taken by Missourian staff in the past week.
Pat Carl and her grandson, Aidan Liu, competed in the Mother/Son 12 and under division at Sunday's Show-Me State Games. The pair hoped to improve on last year's performance.
A longtime contra dance instructor will call an Old Time Barn Dance set to live music Wednesday.
Temperatures will continue to rise in Columbia this week, prompting another heat advisory for mid-Missouri by the National Weather Service.
If the work of the Urban Journalism participants is any indication of the future success of the journalism industry, we all have little to be worried about.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reminds motorists that discarding lit cigarettes out of their car windows amid the current drought conditions is dangerous and illegal.
Photographer John Hall shares six of the highlights from his summer trip to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Doctors disagree on whether or not children should be tested for high cholesterol, and when a government-appointed panel recommend that children should be tested, their impartiality was called into question. The debate goes on.
Contribution reports from the Democratic Attorneys General Association initially linked specific contributions to a specific candidate, but that was later changed to restore the ambiguity that surrounds political contributions.
NCAA President Mark Emmert hasn't ruled out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program, saying that he had "never seen anything as egregious" as the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
Ryan Doumit became the third Twins player to go deep both right-handed and left-handed in a game.
It's just the Cardinals' second series sweep overall at home, where they're 26-20.
James Holmes is being held without bond on suspicion of multiple counts of first-degree murder after a shooting rampage minutes into a premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora early Friday that left 12 people dead and 58 injured.
Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the weeks ahead of the November election. Even a 0.1 percentage point increase in the official poverty rate would put poverty at the highest level since 1965.