• Missouri fiddler performs and speaks on the rich history of fiddling Posted on 14 October 2017 at 4:06pm

    COLUMBIA -  Sunday, author of "Fiddler’s Dream," Howard Wight Marshall will have a concert and book signing at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. 

    “The idea is to let people know about the history as much as anything else because some people have heard the music before but they don’t know the background,” Marshall said. “It’s complicated rich history behind something as seemingly simple as a fiddle tune.” 

  • Arrow Rock opens window to the past with heritage festival Posted on 14 October 2017 at 3:51pm

    ARROW ROCK - A window to the past was opened at the 49th annual Arrow Rock Heritage Festival. Over 70 talented artisans, merchants, crafters and food vendors lined Main Street to give attendees a blast from the past.

    The popular festival is one of the most enduring heritage craft festivals in the state of Missouri; it showcases crafters, who dressed in period attire, demonstrating skills and artistry that were once an essential part of daily life for our ancestors. Some of these skills include spinning, weaving, pottery, woodworking, blacksmithing and more. 

  • Largest art show in mid-Missouri underway in downtown Columbia Posted on 14 October 2017 at 3:44pm

    COLUMBIA - For the 58th straight year, Central Bank of Boone County and the Columbia Art League teamed up for the Boone County Art Show. The bank is completely transformed for the weekend, as the first floor becomes a gallery filled with different kinds of artwork. 

    "We have almost 200 works of art, which requires us to completely disassemble the whole first floor of the bank and turn it basically into an art gallery for the weekend," said Mary Wilkerson, a senior vice president at the bank. "We start on Friday taking things down. At 6 p.m. the art comes in and between six and 8 p.m. we hang it and it gets judged on Friday night before we open on Saturday."

  • Public comes to Governor's Mansion to 'Fall Into History' Posted on 14 October 2017 at 3:28pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Eric Greitens and First Lady Sheena Greitens welcomed the public to the Governor's Mansion Saturday for the Fall Into History Festival.

    While similar events have happened over the years, this was the first year it focused on history, said Rebecca Gordon, executive director of Friends of the Missouri Governor's Mansion.

  • Program helps foster, adoptive kids adapt through music Posted on 14 October 2017 at 1:46pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who spent much of her childhood bouncing from one foster home to another is now helping foster and adopted children adjust through musical experiences.

    Melanie Barrier is founder of Music That Reclaims, which takes children across the country to concerts and musical theater, even providing backstage tours and meetings with the stars.

  • Springfield utility will stay focused on renewable energy Posted on 14 October 2017 at 1:38pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield City Utilities official says the company will continue to focus on alternative energy despite the Trump administration's plans to repeal a federal law designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

    President Donald Trump says he plans to repeal the law, in part to revive the nation's coal industry.

  • Republican Missouri lawmaker Curtman weighs run for auditor Posted on 14 October 2017 at 1:28pm

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Paul Curtman says he's no longer considering a run for U.S. Senate but might campaign for Missouri auditor.

    Curtman on Friday told the Columbia Daily Tribune he's now mulling a bid for Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway's seat. She's running for another term in 2018.

  • 5 arrested after latest St. Louis-area protests Posted on 14 October 2017 at 12:26pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have arrested five people in Ferguson following the latest round of protests over a white former St. Louis police officer's acquittal last month in a black suspect's shooting death.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police told about 50 protesters gathered Friday outside the Ferguson police station to leave several times.

  • Columbia family receives support for daughter with cancer Posted on 14 October 2017 at 6:01am

    COLUMBIA - Friends and family of Jack and Katie Hanney of Columbia will be holding a benefit in support of the Hanney's daughter, Ellie, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year.

    The event will be located at Katfish Katy's on 8825 Sarr St. in Columbia, and will begin at 12:00 p.m. There will be food and live music playing at the venue, with a corn maze, carnival games, and photo booth for families who attend.

  • Charles Schulz, 'Peanuts' creator's home burns down in California fires Posted on 14 October 2017 at 5:55am

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CNN) -- The home of Charles Schulz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip, was lost in the wildfires that are ravaging Northern California this week, his son Monte Schulz said.

    Schulz's widow Jean, 78, was evacuated from their split-level home in Santa Rosa on Monday shortly before the fire reduced it to rubble, Monte Schulz told CNN. She is safe and staying with family, he said.