Author: Thomas Hellauer

Unchained Melodies offers hope to dogs that have been tethered

The dogs that populate local rescue shelters are relinquished for a variety of reasons. Some because they are not easily potty trained, some because owners no longer wish to care for them. But the canines that end up with Unchained Melodies, a local…

Women’s March draws thousands to streets of Columbia

Around three thousand individuals took to the streets of Columbia on Jan. 21, 2017, to protest policies of newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump, according to estimates by event organizers. Women’s reproductive rights, climate change and xenophobia were some of the…

MLK day commemorated by families and city leaders

Although rain cut the march short a few blocks, for the 45th straight year, local demonstrators walked in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Around 120 people packed into the pews of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Monday…

MU raptor rehab project gives birds a second chance

Participants in the MU veterinary medicine school volunteer with the Raptor Rehabilitation Project, helping to heal injured birds of prey from around Mid Missouri. The group cares for a wide variety of species, including owls, hawks and a turkey vulture.…