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The Mulekicker Cloggers of Missouri

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 28, 2011. COLUMBIA — Their faces are flushed. Beads of perspiration shine on their foreheads as they dance in the hot weather. But there is one thing in this group of clog dancers that stands out even more than their costumes and the tapping […]

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Talk on Missouri Civil War

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 12, 2011. COLUMBIA — Columbia residents will get to hear about a unique aspect of Missouri’s Civil War on Thursday. Greg Wolk, president of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation, will deliver a lecture on the “Impact of Missouri’s Civil War on National Literature” at 7 […]

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Battle of Boonville Civil War reenactment

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 18, 2011. BOONVILLE — The elements of nature tried their best but failed to deter the Civil War re-enactors. About 550 of them braved an overnight storm, stood firm during the howling wind in the morning and later endured the searing heat at midday before […]

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Civil War reenactment commanders’ bond of friendship

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 18, 2011. COLUMBIA — About 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, commanders from the Union and Confederate re-enactors’ units assembled under an open tent in front of the main stage at the re-enactment site. Outside the tent, a slight drizzle had continued for almost half an […]

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Civil War Reenactment: Confederate Army

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 18, 2011. BOONVILLE — A cursory glance would have suggested the Missouri State Guards, dressed in their Civil War-era civilian clothes, were setting off to celebrate a summer festival. But a closer look revealed that this ordinary bunch of a couple hundred men of […]

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Archaeologists confirm Battle of Boonville site

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 15, 2010. COLUMBIA — Lead bullets, fragments of cannonballs, an artillery canister and a few buttons. These were some of the items that helped a team of archaeologists determine the location of the First Battle of Boonville. In November 2007, a team lead by […]

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Boonville Civil War 150th anniversary reenactment

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 13, 2011. COLUMBIA — History is ready to repeat itself in Boonville. On June 17, 1861, Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon led some 1,700 soldiers of the U.S. forces to face off with the pro-Southern Missouri State Guard stationed near Boonville. In a short-lived battle lasting barely […]

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Multimedia – 24 Hours Comics Day

This multimedia story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on November 15, 2010. The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective held its 5th annual “24 Hour Comics Day” at the Artlandish art gallery in Columbia. At the event, local comics artists tried to create 24 comics pages in 24 hours straight.

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Police seek assault suspect

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 29, 2010. COLUMBIA — Police have applied for a second-degree domestic assault arrest warrant for a 36-year-old man suspected of assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend, Columbia Police Department Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said. Police are still looking for the man, Arthur C. Williams. […]

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Parks and Rec employee dies in accident

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 8, 2011. COLUMBIA — A Columbia Parks and Recreation Department employee died Friday morning in a work-related accident near the MKT Trail. The city employee got trapped between the cab and the bed of the dump truck, said Battalion Chief Steve Sapp of the […]

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