Football team takes to field for Fan Day

The Football Fan Day event was Sunday. Players, coaches and Golden Girls signed autographs for for fans lined up at Faurot Field. The event staff expected an estimated 5,000 fans to come to the event. James Hutchings, owner of Jim's Barbershop in Liberty, waited in line Sunday. He has come to every Football Fan Day and home game for years, he said.

Thousands of Missouri fans filed into Memorial Stadium Sunday for the 11th annual Football Fan Day. Players and coaches mingled among the fans, signed autographs and took pictures.

Black and White Ball brings old friends together

Former Douglass High graduates came in from as far away as the Bahamas and Los Angeles to meet up with old friends and make some new ones at the Black and White Ball in Columbia.


Black and White Ball ends weekend festivities with picnic and talent show

Some attendees stressed the importance that supporting programs for youth, like basketball games and talent shows, could have in addressing problems of crime.

Week by Week: Highlighting the Flood of '93

By Aug. 22, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened the Missouri River to navigation. By Oct. 8, the Missouri River was below flood stage.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: A winemaker builds boats, Kim Boyer's friends show support with bikes

The week's most read stories included a story about a Kim Boyer, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and her friends supporting her by riding Bike MS for her in September. Also, there was a story about some Aspen Heights residents being forced to live in other apartment complexes and still having to pay rent.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Alumni gather for Black and White Ball, residents march for Brandon Coleman

Missourian photographers took pictures at the Organic Production Field Day and Columbia Farmers' Market.

From recession's wake, education innovation blooms

Major innovations — forged by the struggles of the Great Recession and fostered by technology — are coming to higher education. "Massive Open Online Courses" are enrolling millions worldwide.

UPDATE: Missing hiker found dead in Utah park identified as UMSL professor

A 73-year-old missing hiker from Missouri was supposed to be out of the canyon July 28. He was found in Horseshoe Canyon on Saturday.

Kansas City school has perfect collective acceptance rate

Cristo Rey Kansas City has had all of its graduating students accepted into college for the past three years.