Families work together at Mid-Missouri All-American Soap Box Derby

Children, ages 7 to 17, race homemade cars down East Broadway on Sunday in the 2013 Mid-Missouri All-American Soap Box Derby. Races took place in the Stock, Super Stock and Masters divisions, Each division required a specific age range and weight of the participant and their car. To ensure the times are based solely on the skill of the driver, each race takes place twice, with the racers getting a chance to drive on both sides of the street once, and they switch two of their wheels with their opponent before each run.

The annual Soap Box Derby continued despite rain at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

School board to vote on gun policy, hear English Language Learners update

The proposed gun policy would be changed to let the district’s director and assistant director of security carry concealed handguns.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Large city developments by Odle family

Other stories include changing the location of a museum and the development of Columbia.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Battle High School opens, children play T-ball

The other best images of the past week came from Shred Fest, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra and the MU High School graduation ceremony.


Columbia residents involved in car crash on Route O

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Autopsy challenge from within in Missouri murder case

Five experts are challenging that suffocation was the cause of a 1997 death. The initial report had been done by Jay Dix, former Boone County medial examiner and MU pathology professor.


After storm deaths, search on for perfect warning

There is debate about whether there can be too much advance warning of tornado strike, and if this could lead people to take foolish risks such as trying to dart across town to pick up a loved one or taking to the open road to try to outrun a violent storm.

St. Louis school would help address Missouri dental needs

Missouri needs at least an additional 280 dentists to meet the oral health care needs of its residents, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Endangered beetle reintroduced in southwest Missouri

Crews brought about 600 of the American burying beetles to Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie.

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Harold Reisch, 92

Harold Reisch began a 70-year preaching ministry after he was told about two small churches that needed a pastor during his sophomore year of college.