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Stephens College professor turns fictitious Missouri town into online reality

Across media platforms, including videos and websites, creative writing assistant professor Kate Berneking Kogut showcases Daffodil Township as the residents prepare for their town to possibly become a new U.S. coastline.

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.

Friends to ride in Bike MS for marathoner battling multiple sclerosis

Kim Boyer's friends are teaming up to ride in the Bike MS event in September. They are raising money for multiple sclerosis research in Boyer's honor.

Overhaul of Columbia bus system aims for increased ridership

Ridership is down for Columbia Transit. Several proposals hope to boost the number of riders.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: International student to return home, fire department's video

The week's most read stories included a story about an exchange student who will return home because the cost of his degree is too high and a Columbia Fire Department video that went viral.

Collegetown offers tips for incoming college freshmen

The Missourian's annual "Collegetown" edition takes a look at what students will need to know before moving to Columbia and adjusting to college life with tips on things such as buying football tickets and staying healthy.

MU to incorporate new emergency alert system in fall semester

The new alert system will include the addition of 225 beacons that will be placed throughout buildings at MU to warn of severe weather or other emergencies.

Boone County 4-H clubs keep ham curing tradition alive

Boone County has a long tradition of country cured ham. Today, 4-H clubs are keeping the art of dry curing alive by encouraging youth participation in the fair's annual ham contest.

Korean student must return home from MU without degree

Wonjoon Moon of South Korea is leaving MU with an unfinished degree in finance and banking because of the difficult financial burden of a university degree.

Week by Week: Highlighting the Flood of '93 — July 22-30

A look back at what was happening in mid-Missouri 20 years ago during the Flood of '93.

After 11 years apart, African refugee's family will join him in Columbia

Nene Rwenyaguza hasn't seen his family since 2002, when his small Congo village was raided by rebel forces. His wife and children were presumed dead for nearly seven years, but he never gave up hope. The family will finally be reunited.

A little library in Columbia, just around the corner from another

Two book exchanges opened this week, one on Crestland Avenue and the other nearby on West Rollins Road. Run on the "trust system," the little libraries allow anyone to walk up and borrow a book.

Radium game: The life and legacy of Herman Schlundt

Herman Schlundt, an MU researcher for 35 years, was at the forefront of radium research. Now, almost 80 years after his death, his legacy still marks MU.

The Great Flood of '93: Boone County residents remember the impact

Volunteers from around the country descended on towns such as Hartsburg and Rocheport to help with sandbagging and recovery efforts.

Week by Week: Highlighting the Flood of '93

Here's a look at what was happening in mid-Missouri 20 years ago.

Muslim families fast, then feast for Ramadan

On Wednesday, Mohamed Gumati, owner of International Cafe in downtown Columbia, and his family, celebrated iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

MU's Carbon Recycling Lab at work on water-recycling toilet

Engineers in MU's Carbon Recycling Lab have developed toilet technology that consumes solid waste using high-temperature, high-pressure water. The water can be recycled after the waste is consumed in an oxidation reaction. 

Missouri River researcher to discuss how estrogen-like chemicals affect sturgeon

Diana Papoulias, supervisory research fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will give a talk about the relationship between chemicals in the Missouri River and intersex sturgeon at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport. 

THIS WEEK'S MOST READ: Fireworks ordinance cause complaints, euthanization rate drops

This week, the most read list included "100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES"  and a story about the approval of a new student apartment complex.

Central Missouri Humane Society reduces euthanasia rates

The shelter's director attributes the change to better training for staff, the number of volunteers and foster homes and better marketing of the website, which draws would-be pet owners.