Mounted on horseback, riders shoot at targets at the Boone County Fair

Horseback riders shot at balloon targets at the Boone County Fair Friday night.


Top ham at Boone County Fair sells for $850

Nine-year-old Gentry Duncan's ham was the first of 40 to be auctioned at the ham sale Saturday morning. It sold to Chuck Basye, who is running in the Republican primary for the 47th District of the Missouri House of Representatives, for $850.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Rex Bandy, a local artist, remembered at Artlandish Gallery

Live music was the order of the day at the gallery, which held the event as part of Artrageous Fridays. The event was held in part to commemorate local artist Rex Bandy, who died June 21.

A man and his mule leap for success at Boone County Fair

Mike Call and his mule, Radar, won the show jumping competition on Saturday. The mule show involved multiple events for mules of different heights and genders.

Aug. 5 primary candidates to attend NAACP forum Tuesday

The public forum starts at 7 p.m. at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. It is intended to give citizens a chance to ask questions of primary candidates.

County parks tax aims to save the Central Missouri Events Center

A one-eighth cent sales tax to fund the Central Missouri Events Center could create new economic opportunities, but opponents say the county has mismanaged the property and that a sales tax is a bailout.

Proposed Columbia budget recommends parking fee increases, raises for city staff

The proposal includes a 2 percent pay raise for all permanent city employees and suggests the city add the equivalent of 55.55 jobs.

Planning and Zoning Commission votes to recommend interim C-2 zoning changes

The commission voted to recommend the City Council adopt interim regulations regarding building height, parking requirements and first-floor utilization. The commission also voted 7-0 to amend the proposed ordinance to include a sunset provision.

UM curators approve request of more than $240 million for STEM funding

Funds to improve campus facilities related to science, technology, engineering and math topped the system's list for funding requests from the state. The curators also approved an operating appropriations request for $521.4 million. 

ShowMe Brass Band visits, delights a longtime fan

Because Robert Spier, a professor emeritus in the MU Department of Anthropology, can no longer attend concerts, the brass ensemble brought a concert to him.

4-H Bucket Calf Project combats family farm decline

The 4-H Bucket Calf Project teaches young people how to be responsible for livestock from birth. They must feed their calves with a bottle or out of a bucket and learn how to handle them.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from the Boone County Fair

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.

Columbia Police officers to wear body cameras

Columbia Police Department has purchased 102 body cameras. Uniformed patrol officers will wear them to record interactions with the public.

Unicorn, Spongebob among costumes in goat parade

Spongebob, Daniel Boone and Truman the Tiger were among those that took part in the Boone County Fair Dairy Goat Fun Show.

Construction begins on new Boone Hospital Center campus

The $20 million, 125,000 square foot medical plaza will be completed in 2015 at the intersection of Nifong and Forum boulevards. A memorial to Columbia Police Officer Molly Bowden, formerly located at the intersection, will be moved and expanded because of the construction.

Proposed constitutional amendments subject of debate at forum

The proposed "Right to Farm" amendment and a proposal to increase the sales tax were among the issues discussed Thursday night at the Columbia Public Library.

Man claiming to be an Animal Control officer attempts to enter home

A man told a resident of the 100 block of West Green Meadows Road he was investigating an animal bite and attempted to enter the home.

De Graffenreid to fill new MU vice chancellor position

Ellen de Graffenreid's duties will be to manage a team responsible for marketing and communications and to oversee the development and implementation of MU's brand.

Mizzou International Composers Festival in full crescendo

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.

Hickman football coach pleads guilty to DWI

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.