Feature Stories


Cars 4 Heroes gives van to family with 2-year-old with epilepsy

A 2-year-old girl stretched her pink helmet strap as she screamed at her older sister who was trying to help her down from a tall rail by the entrance of Firestone Complete Auto Care on Saturday.

“Her name is Madelyn, Maddie” for short, her mother, Brittany Maley, said about her youngest child, “She’s always angry so its fitting.”

Initiative Encourages Veteran Entrepreneurs

After Terry Jones once handed a young Vietnamese boy an envelope with a $50 check inside of it, the boy looked up at Jones and replied “thank you” in English. Those were the moments that kept Jones, a Vietnam veteran, returning to the land where he once served in uniform.


Encouraging Education and Inclusion

As people filed into the Walt Disney Ballroom for Tyler Ford’s keynote speech on Nov. 9, the Wednesday after Election Day, the room felt heavy. It was difficult to spot a smile.


5-year-old Battles Cancer with Basketball Community Behind Her

Something was different at the Oct. 15 Missouri men’s basketball media session. When you looked over at coach Kim Anderson, the change was clear.


Double Dose of Coaching Couples Adds to Volleyball Team's Family Aspect

Two married couples run the Missouri volleyball team, and they couldn’t do it without each other. But the coaches’ connections began far before they arrived at Mizzou.