Kerlie Ditter, right, and 17-month-old daughter Addison Cotton beat the heat at the splash pad on June 18, 2021, at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. “The weather is nice to come out today, and she is having fun,” Ditter said.
Elijha McHugh plays in the splash pad at Stephens Lake Park on June 18, 2021 in Columbia. “It feels nice,” McHugh said. “It cools me down.”
Retired Maj. Barbara Churchill prepares to offer the wreath to honor the sacrifices of the Boone County soldiers during the recording of the Memorial day ceremony on May 24, 2021, outside the courthouse in Columbia. The ceremony was prerecorded for the safety of the community. The video was later posted on Facebook.
Connor Lovin practices his kick on Aug. 10, 2021, at Hickman High School in Columbia.
Darius Rich, kneeling, and Kaitlin Head, left, tie an ice pack around Stephen Darnell’s leg during soccer practice on Aug. 9, 2021 at Hickman High School in Columbia. Darnell said he was injured while sprinting during the practice session.