City appoints new Water and Light director

J. Kraig Kahler. Missourian file photo.

Columbia museums provide summer opportunities for learning

Boone County Historical Society intern Travis Pringle gives guided tours of Boone Junction. The parlor is where guests were brought upon arrival to the Maplewood house, and it still contains the original piano of Lavinia, the daughter of Slater Ensor and Margaret Bradford Lenir who built the house in 1877.


The Gordon-Collins Cabin is thought to be Boone County’s oldest log structure still standing. The cabin was built in 1820 to house slaves and is decorated to show the living conditions of the time.


The Maplewood home where Frank G. Nifong and his wife, Lavinia, lived is open to the public for tours. Nifong was the last of four people to live in the house.

Columbia police captain named as interim chief

Thomas G. Dresner

Flash flood watch over; nearly an inch of rain has fallen so far Friday

Friday’s rainstorm causes water to spill over the creek onto part of the MKT trail at Stewart and Providence roads.


Rainstorms create standing water in farm fields in McBain on Friday.

Practicing to pump up the crowds

Smithville High School junior varsity cheerleader, Sarah Pence, foreground, helps teammate Olivian Sloan with a routine on Wednesday. The girls practice for their team evaluations at the National Cheerleaders Association cheer camp held at the MU Student Recreation Center.

Missouri Scholars broaden their experiences at MU

Mary Beth Duncan, Autumn Lewis and Amy Gibson, students in the Missouri Scholars Academy, play a game of cards in their free time between sessions. High schoolers come from around the state to spend most of June on MU's campus.


Missouri Scholars Academy students Nora Lewis-Borbuly, Malia Hu, Stephanie Fischer and Jamie Smith wait for their next program Wednesday evening in the Mark Twain Residence Hall at MU.

MU Sinclair School of Nursing appoints new dean

Judith Fitzgerald Miller has been named dean of MU's Sinclair School of Nursing.

Columbia artists offer their ideas for a new flag on Flag Day

Bob Hartzell's flag


Gaige Larson's flag


Stephanie Foley's flag


Chris Canipe's flag


Bob Hartzell


Chris Canipe


Gaige Larson


Stephanie Foley

Missouri communities prepare for river flooding

William Kimpton, left, and Ben Walker wade through floodwaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Thursday afternoon. Three-thousand-nine-hundred homes were evacuated from Cedar Rapids, where rescuers removed people with boats. Officials estimated 100 blocks were underwater, and a railroad bridge over the flooded Cedar River collapsed.