Eager Jane Goodall fans anticipate her visit to MU on Wednesday

Community members expressed excitement in anticipation of seeing the famed primatologist and activist speak.

Centralia re-enactors swap stories at nightfall

Aside from an evening dance near the old-fashioned merchandise tents, the nighttime schedule is left empty. Most people spend their night swapping stories from years of portraying Civil War battles.

Photographer shows Battle of Centralia in different light

Missourian photographer Hannah Sturtecky used an iPhone app to take pictures of the Battle of Centralia re-enactment.

Pastor, artist, poet explore life's journey through collaborative book

First strangers, then friends and now co-authors, three Columbia residents have released a book that explores life's journey through a metaphor of a house with six doors.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: I'm Shmacked visits Columbia; Civil War re-enactments take over Centralia

Photographers captured images from the national party tour, I'm Shmacked, the Missouri football game and the opening of a new store in Columbia this week.

WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: 'Mizzou Made' not entirely accurate; legislature overrides gun rights veto

In this week's most-read stories, senior wide receivers are on pace for big numbers, Kim Anderson adjusts to recruiting for a Division I school and Gary Pinkel's game-day outfit gets a full analysis.

No injuries reported after early morning MU residence hall fire

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Hudson Hall around 1:51 a.m. Sunday. Assistant Fire Marshal Brian Davison is investigating the incident.

Battle of Centralia re-enactment goes fast and furious

Re-enactors gathered after the battle to showcase a slice of Civil War camp life — animal bone instruments and all.

UPDATE: Judge sets aside restraining order blocking Opus from construction

Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane issued and then lifted a temporary restraining order barring Opus Development Co. from working on its proposed downtown student housing building.

Youth voice their opinions on community violence

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence held its third community forum on Friday. Friday’s forum focused on people between the ages of 15 and 30.

United Way launches MU campaign with goal of $610,000

Heart of Missouri United Way launched its local fundraising campaign Friday morning. The organization hopes to raise $4 million overall this year to meet community needs.

City to hire mediator to resolve East Campus parking issues

Stakeholders and city officials have failed to agree on one of four options for how to deal with overflow parking from MU. Permits and meters are among the proposed solutions.

MU celebrates 175 years with a weeklong series of events

Several events next week will celebrate MU's 175th anniversary. They start Monday and will conclude on Friday. Events will include an inauguration for Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

Teen arrested in connection to shots fired in southwest Columbia

A Columbia juvenile was arrested Thursday evening after a reported drug deal led to gunfire.

Battle of Centralia re-enactment, Civil War has deep roots for Centralia native

The group Friends of the Centralia Battlefield is sponsoring this weekend's event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Civil War battle.

Second community violence forum talks of plan of action

Almost 80 parents and concerned Columbia residents came to the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence meeting on Thursday evening.

City expects slow sales tax revenue growth

A dip in collections from retail sales has council members reconsidering a use tax.

National touring party 'platform' I'm Shmacked coming to Columbia

I'm Shmacked throws parties and then documents what happens to show off a college town's party prowess. It's coming to The Blue Note on Friday.

Historical accounts of the Battle of Centralia

The battles of Centralia and Mount Zion will be re-enacted Saturday and Sunday at the Centralia Battlefield.Learn more about these battles here.

What to know about the Battle of Centralia's anniversary re-enactment, commemoration

Re-enactments aren't the only attraction at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia. Musicians will play, and speakers will discuss related topics.