Humane Society experiencing increase of animals, decrease in donations

Donations are down and the number of animals being brought to the Central Missouri Humane Society are up. The shelter is looking into cost-saving methods and appealing to the public for donations.

SMITHTON: Race for the Cure brings hope for local cancer patients

Colleagues at Paxton Keeley Elementary School will run on behalf of teachers Maria Dent and Carol Stoddart in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Mizzou Sports Park on Sunday.

Annual Heritage Festival to be at Nifong Park this weekend

The 34th Annual Heritage Festival welcomes people to join a tour of Missouri tradition and heritage this weekend.

'Our lives' revisited: How 9/11 perspectives have changed in past five years

In 2006, the Missourian spoke to Columbia residents about their memories of the 9/11 attacks and their observations of the world since. Our staff recently caught up with some of those people to see if and how their perspectives have changed in the past five years.

Commission works to recognize Civil War spot

Cape Girardeau is working to have Fort D, the city's only remaining Civil War fort, added the National Register of Historic Places. But it's not an easy process — there are some challenges to address.

Dove hunters forgo sleep for best spots at Missouri opener

On the first day of dove hunting season, 196 hunters took 619 doves at Pony Express, a conservation area in northwest Missouri.

"Biggest Loser" contestant to run Roots 'N' Blues 10K

Rebecca Meyer, who competed in season eight of the TV show "The Biggest Loser," plans to run the 10K race at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Saturday.

Columbia to honor 9/11 victims with concert, memorial walk

Schools and organizations across the city are putting together events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cattlemen Days Rodeo opens in Ashland

The annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland marks its 35th year this weekend. It usually attracts about 5,000 people, organizers said.

'Mac' Jones brought Shakespeare to life

Former students of William "Mac" Jones remember his enthusiasm for Shakespeare and his ability to relate to them. Jones and his wife, Ruth Ann Jones, were found dead in their home last week, possibly of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Barn quilt trail stitches three counties together

A “Clothesline of Quilts” has spread through three counties in mid-Missouri. The Boonslick Trail currently includes 25 barn quilts, with the goal of 20 in each county.

'Voluntourism' movement becoming popular among travelers

More people are choosing to give back to the community by doing volunteering work during vacations. 

BOONE LIFE: Ford restorations bring sense of comfort

Bill Willis of Sturgeon is an expert in restoring Fords from as long ago as 1935.

Columbia woman celebrates her 102nd birthday

Nell Atchley celebrated with family members and her friend Tai Tan, 101, who will turn 102 in September. Atchley and Tan are among five centenarians at South Hampton Place nursing home, and there are more than 1,000 centenarians in Missouri.

American version of pricey Japanese Kobe beef gains popularity

An American version of the prized Japanese beef is becoming more widespread as ranchers throughout the country — including in Missouri — raise and cross-breed more Wagyu cattle.

BOONE LIFE: Columbia Paranormal searches for spirits from another realm

The nonprofit investigation outfit inspects the property of clientele who think they could be in the presence of uninvited guests.

Fallen fighters remembered as heroes after Afghanistan helicopter crash

Those who died when a U.S. military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan all had something in common: a love of family and country. Friends and families shared stories of some of the fallen.

Trappers gather in Columbia to trade tips, celebrate fur

Trapping and skinning were the highlights of the National Trappers Association convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds this weekend. Trappers came from all over North America to attend.

'MyLife, My Town' project documents teens in small towns

"My Life, My Town" documents a slice of time in the lives of teenagers from small Missouri towns. Our hope is that getting to know the children these villages raise will provide a unique look at the day-to-day joys and struggles of rural life.

Small-town residents saddened by prospect of post offices closing

It's not just a place to lick a stamp, one resident said. The small-town post office is a place where neighbors run into each other, gossip and gain a sense of community.