New Battle High School hosts emotional dedication ceremony

Future students, parents, teachers and members of the community attended a ceremony to dedicate the new Battle High School on Sunday. The high school was dedicated to Muriel Williams Battle, a pioneer in desegregation of Columbia schools.

Teachers, administrators and family members honored Missouri educator Muriel Williams Battle at a Sunday dedication ceremony. The new school will open its doors Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Horses, riders compete for championship titles

The Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show championship rounds were Saturday, the third day of the show.

Pet carnival raises money for spay, neuter clinic

Bella's Pet Carnival, sponsored by No Kill Columbia, brought animal lovers and their pets together for educational and fun games.  

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Actors prepare for performance; athletes compete in Special Olympics

Last week's best photographs included images of an animal blessing and the flooding.

Art in the Park's Young Collector's Island fosters art appreciation in children

Children who attended the Columbia Art League's Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park this weekend could visit the Young Collector's Island, where they could find and take home a piece of original art.

ANNIVERSARY: Luther and Mary Caldwell celebrate 50 years

David Caldwell shares this invitation to his parents' anniversary party.

Missouri, Arkansas at odds over stocking bass

Striped bass could end up on the Arkansas side of Bull Shoals Lake, where some people don't want them.

Missouri lawmakers move to toughen sexual violence laws

The new measure would define rape to include crimes committed on someone who is "incapacitated, incapable of consent or lacks the capacity to consent."

Concerns raised over coal ash in Missouri

Rotary Drilling Supply Inc., based in Festus, must place a cap over the ash piles to prevent runoff and take other measures to ensure against further pollution.

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Lexi Barry, 16, surrounded by teachers

Lexi Barry is one of 100 Boone County residents who will be featured in a cross-generational story produced by the Columbia Missourian. Barry, 16, has grown up surrounded by teachers, but she has taught herself how to cope with the realization that she was given up for adoption.