Columbia resident Robert Stinnett wrote about the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 decisions, "In an instant, a huge weight had been lifted for gay people everywhere."
Charlotte Dean writes of Eliot Battle's friendship and family pride. Read more reader tributes, and share your own, here.
Gene Robertson delivered this eulogy at the memorial service for his friend Darrell Foster, who died June 17.
Columbia residents took the opportunity to tweet photos of the moon and discuss its pros and cons. If you missed it last night, the next time you'll be able to see a moon as big will be in August 2014.
Frequent contributor John Hall shares some photos from the last days of spring.
Patrick Lee recently made his 168th Red Cross blood donation, earning him a 21-gallon pin. He shares what he's learned from 45 years of blood donations.
In its second year, Woodhaven's Red Carpet Gala collected 880 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.
We asked readers to describe their fathers, and they responded with stories and photos of dear old dad.
We're doing some reporting on the ways people in Columbia are reducing their impact on the environment. Will you share your perspective?
Memories of a father who lived life as he cherished it and taught his daughter to do the same.
Reader Mary Jo Roberts, Dr. Marjorie Southard Roberts and Merlin Wood contribute this tribute to Eliot Battle, a longtime Columbia educator who died Tuesday.
Christina Kari Salmon and Daniel Jacob Hopkins were married at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Columbia.
Eliot Battle's lone recommendation allowed Jana. L. Earnest Wilson to attend college.
In this column from 2012, Dr. Robertson writes about how Eliot Battle worked to improve Columbia and MU.
Carl W. Kenney II, a newspaper columnist and instructor at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, contributed a reflection on the life of Eliot Battle.
Ben Henick, a 1991 graduate of Hickman High School, contributes a reflection on how Eliot Battle impacted his life.
Eliot Battle, an educator in the Columbia Public Schools for more than 40 years, passed away on Tuesday night. Here, Columbia remembers Battle and the contributions he made to the Columbia community.
The end-of-season musical production "A Little Show Music" of the Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College will be 7:30 p.m. June 17 at Macklanburg Playhouse. It's free and open to the public.
More than 200 people competed in the 19th annual Rock Bridge Lions Club Clay Shoot, which raised more than $20,000 for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Reader Arthur Mehrhoff argues that moving the Museum of Art & Archaeology off campus, with no clear plan for its return, is a step away from the integrative learning that's essential for education.