Dogs leaped from docks and spectators experienced the demolition derby as the sun set Wednesday at the Boone County Fair. Photographers T.J. Thomson and Shannon Elliott captured some of the candid moments as well as some behind-the-scenes shots of fairgoers, both human and animal.
Allison Frappier, 17, transformed an unwanted shelter dog into an award-winning show dog. Frappier and her beagle, Kasey, competed Tuesday at the Boone County 4-H/FFA Dog Show.
Since its 2009 start, the festival has grown into an internationally known event that attracts applications from composers around the world. Co-artistic director Stefan Freund said he hopes to eventually elevate the festival’s popularity to that of the True/False Film Festival.
Arnel Monroe, 47, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, he was still an employee of Columbia Public Schools, a district spokeswoman said.
Hannah Alexander and her family are within 15 miles of the Gaza Strip. This distance gives them roughly two minutes to get to safety after a rocket launch from Gaza as opposed to the 15 seconds faced by those who live closer to the border.
The popular spot will serve dinner for the first time starting July 30.
The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission could vote on new restrictions after public testimony.
Barnes & Noble at the Columbia Mall, and other stores, held a special daylong event in honor of Batman Day.
Those with downed trees or questions about replanting them can attend a seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Activity and Recreation Center to learn some foliage fundamentals.
A $5,360 Library Service Improvement grant funded two new Amigo RD motorized mobility scooters to help Columbia Public Library visitors get to their next read.
If we want to save our soil, then discredited farming practices must be abandoned — not enshrined in the bill of rights as Amendment 1 would.
At the very least, the Amendment will eliminate the rights of some local governments to regulate factory farms within their borders.
Two Republicans, two Libertarians and one Democrat are on the Aug. 5 ballot, seeking their parties' nominations.
The Columbia Fire Department responded to a Columbia Water and Light building Tuesday night after a car crashed into it. There were no injuries to the occupants of the building, and the vehicle had left the scene.
With the primary election coming soon, David Rosman shares his opinion on the ballot measures and how he intends to vote.
A dedication ceremony will be held on Sunday in Callaway County. The event is set to feature honor and color guards of uniformed reenactors, a bagpiper, a fired salute and more.
For 17 years, Wil Lawrence, a former drug addict, has found therapy in competing in the demolition derby at the Boone County Fair's demolition derby. This year he competed with his son.
Ralph Dobbs, 91, died Tuesday. He was a man dedicated to both learning and teaching. He loved his family and enjoyed "tea time" with friends and volunteering for Honor Flight.
Nine teams of ponies pulled sleds full of cinder blocks at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday night.
She was born March 31, 1927, in Centertown, Missouri to the late Martiles and Nellie (Tooms) Vaughan. On September 21, 1946, she married Carl S. Coleman in Kansas City, Missouri, and he preceded her in death.