South Farm Showcase sows interest in agriculture

Petting snakes, eating bugs and getting lost in corn mazes entertained and taught families about agriculture during Saturday's South Farm Showcase.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Roots 'N' Blues draws crowds; hopeful anthem singers attend tryouts

Photos this week include celebrations of food and music at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival and tryouts for singers hoping to perform the national anthem at MU basketball games.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Letter from father of Ashland teen about son's death; Columbia native competes for Miss America crown

The week's most read stories included a letter from the father of Ashland teen Jacob Meadows describing the events leading up to his son's death, and Columbia native Shelby Ringdahl's appearance in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.


Festivalgoers shared pictures of food and performers at Roots 'N' Blues

The Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival wrapped up Sunday. We collected some of our readers' images and videos from a weekend full of food, music and costumes. 

FROM READERS: Columbia student raises awareness about Syrian relief efforts

In late June, Radhia Khenissi and some friends held a fundraiser to help people affected by the unrest in Syria. They raised $23,000.

Robert L. Kvam, 1920 — Sept. 19, 2013, of Columbia

Robert L. Kvam of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 19. He was 92.

Analysis: Fees to rise on some Missouri consumer loans

A new law enacted by Missouri legislators, who overrode Jay Nixon's veto on Sept. 11, will raise fees on some consumer loans, but there is some debate about which types of loans will be affected.

Bradford sacked 6 times in 31-7 loss to Cowboys

Quarterback Sam Bradford was sacked six times in the Rams' second loss of the season.

Maxwell's slam in 10th lifts Royals over Rangers

Justin Maxwell hit a game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning to lift the Royals over the Texas Rangers, bringing Kansas City within 3.5 games of a wild card playoff berth.

Blame already being cast over budget fight

Congress must come to an agreement by Oct. 1 to avoid a government shutdown.

Some neighbors unhappy about urban farm experiment

It is perhaps the nation's largest urban agriculture experiment, billed as a way to put vacant urban land to good use.

Missouri football's Kony Ealy comes up with big play in 45-28 win over Indiana

Missouri's defensive line may not be collecting sacks, but it has come up with momentum-changing turnovers in two straight games for the Tigers, which improved to 3-0 on Saturday.

TIGERS REPORT LIVE: Missouri vs. Indiana

The Missouri Tigers football team defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 45-28 in Bloomington, Ind. The Missourian is providing updates during the game.

New mentality of Missouri football's James Franklin evident in win against Indiana

Missouri quarterback James Franklin threw two early interceptions but overcame the mistakes to lead the Tigers to a 45-28 win over Indiana.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roots 'N' Blues brings melody to Stephens Lake Park

People at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival mingled in Stephens Lake Park on Saturday to catch a spin on the Ferris wheel, eat some barbecue and, most of all, listen to music.

LIVE PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Indiana

The Missouri Tigers football team defeated the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, Ind. Check here for images from our Missourian photo staff.

Their minds on basketball, Hoosiers use football season to wait — and party

If you’re a student at Indiana University on a Friday afternoon, Saturday’s football game is far from your mind. With so much going on, who could blame you?

Sutherlin's touchdown scamper highlight of Battle's win against Carnahan

There was a lot of offensive firepower in Battle High School's 49-28 win over Carnahan on Friday. But the highlight of the game was a sensational run by the Spartans' Nash Sutherlin, one that brought the crowd to its feet and left some folks speechless.

Speaker recounts lesson of hope after life in Russian orphanage

Vladimir Foreman, who spoke Saturday at The Crossing Church in Columbia, said a simple gift from Operation Christmas Child changed his perspective.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Operation secret loopholes

Lawmakers are fighting for tax breaks in secret as the Senate moves to overhaul the nation's tax code.