Design chosen for MU post-WWI memorial

Designer Karen Johnson was impressed by the U.S. military's "missing man formation," an aerial salute to fallen pilots and used that design, as well as the MU Columns, for inspiration on her memorial design, which will be installed at Memorial Union, North Tower.

Karen Johnson used the columns on Francis Quadrangle for inspiration for a military memorial design as a part of her architectural studies class at MU.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Shooting victim and MU renovations

The most read stories this week included the fatal shooting of a Columbia man and the renovations at MU.

Air show unaffected by budget cuts, attracts newcomers

People from all across Missouri and the U.S. came to Columbia for the second day of the 25th annual Salute to Veterans air show on Sunday.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Schools let out, seniors graduate

The best images from last week included shots from the graduation of two high schools and the Salute to Veterans air show.

J. KARL MILLER: A face of Memorial Day - a tribute to Capt. Ralph C. Dobbs

As a 20-year old graduate of MU with a bachelor of science in agriculture in 1942, Ralph Dobbs answered his country's call to arms and enlisted in the Marine Corps in September of that year. He is currently the head of the Columbia Honor Flight and can almost always be seen greeting the returning flights in his uniform.

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers giving up some authority

One measure awaiting Nixon's signature would allow a board — whose members are appointed by the governor with Senate approval — to change the fee structure on permits for businesses to discharge wastewater into the state's rivers and streams. Another would let Missouri judges draw new boundaries for the state's trial court districts.

UPDATE: Replacing damaged Missouri bridge after derailment estimated at $3M

As a result of a train derailment, a Highway M overpass was damaged. The overpass replacement is estimated to cost about $3 million, and the bridge is expected to reopen in early September.

Local FEMA representative speaks about disaster challenges

Local FEMA representative Fa'tima Miller explained the logistical challenges the organization faces during a disaster, including handling item donations.  

Man arrested in Randolph County after police chase on U.S. 63

A man was arrested Saturday night after a car chase on northbound U.S. 63 that began near the Interstate 70 interchange.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Death in the shallow of a wall

In honor of Memorial Day and the many people who fought for the United States, the Missourian is republishing this column by Ernie Pyle. Pyle accompanied World War II Allied forces in the invasions of North Africa, Italy and Normandy, and reported from the front lines with stories of soldiers and their lives. He was killed by Japanese gunfire on Ieshima in 1945.

ENGAGEMENT: Martina Hoyt to marry Jaron Vail

The wedding is planned for July 13 at The Tiger Hotel in Columbia.