When they were only 19, newlyweds Harold and Jane Foley bought a 3½-acre homestead and built their house at the top of a rocky bluff along Creasy Springs Road, a narrow dirt lane that snaked around and down their hill and across the springs at a wooden bridge.
JEFFERSON CITY — A generation ago, when a college education cost just a fraction of what it does today, students nonetheless faced a problem getting financial aid.
Ashland is certainly “Growing Beyond Tomorrow,” as its city motto states. In the last four years, Ashland’s population has nearly doubled, increasing from approximately 1,600 residents to 3,000 residents.
Marie Glaze, chairwoman of the Office of Community Services’ Human Rights Commission, knows an era has ended. She began the commission’s Jan. 25 meeting by recognizing that.
Carlynn Savant knows what life on the road is like for any basketball player. The constant boos and trash-talk from unruly fans can sometimes be enough to affect anyone’s game.
KANSAS CITY — Even without the newly crowned Miss America sitting courtside in her tiara, Oklahoma’s upset of No. 4 Texas would have been a thing of beauty.
DETROIT — The Seahawks were fortunate to arrive in Detroit one day ahead of the Steelers. It gave them an extra few hours to get used to seeing so much black and gold in the Super Bowl city.
A photograph of Nigel Kalton, taken when he was 8, seems to foretell his destiny. In it, his neatly combed hair frames protuberant ears, and round-rimmed glasses dwarf his face. His smile reveals two buckteeth. He wears a black blazer, striped tie and a stiff-collared white shirt. They are components of Nigel’s school uniform, but they make him look like he raided the closet of The Absent-Minded Professor.
MU graduate student Brian Adams has an idea for a business venture: He wants to grow biomass for biological refineries and power plants to create bioenergy.
Friday night at the Columbia Boxing Club was business as usual. The seven young men practicing that night changed clothes in the Bear Creek Community Center’s bathrooms, ran laps outside and met back at the center’s makeshift ring for warm-up exercises.
Fonja Runer has been managing the Homestead Motel for three years. She’s never known a Boonville without a casino. But as the closest hotel to Isle of Capri, the Homestead has certainly seen its share of tourists in town for the riverboat’s bright lights.
A Saturday morning accident stopped traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 for about two hours.
Five somber men of the Missouri Task Force stood silently on the lawn outside the Boone County Fire Protection District headquarters Friday afternoon while fire Chief Steve Paulsell spoke about Willis Smith, former president of the Fire District’s Board of Directors. It was Paulsell’s first time publicly speaking about Smith, a man some said was a father figure in Paulsell’s life, since Smith’s death.
The University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Friday placed the final stamp of approval on the Student Center Project, more commonly known as the Brady Commons expansion.
MU is taking a step to further establish its global connections by opening the first U.S. environmental and energy technology — ENTECH — office in Beijing on March 13.
Dayton sits isolated in the corner at a desk of his own. But don’t assume he’s in trouble; he just works better without the distraction of neighbors. The two children standing don’t have trouble seeing the board; they just concentrate better vertically. The scratching sound you hear isn’t a class pet; it’s Amy, compulsively sliding her hand across a strip of Velcro secured beneath her desk to help her focus. And, the gum cracking that can be heard over the hum of the white noise machine doesn’t bother the teacher. In fact, neither do the children spread on the floor reading or painting with a partner or talking quietly in groups.
The discovery of a new chemical reaction led Robert Grubbs to a life changing career. It won him the Nobel Prize in chemistry and international recognition.
Carlos Watson, a political analyst for CNN, said regardless of skin color, the only way for people to succeed in the new century is to discover what they love to do regardless of risk.
Four fire trucks were called to Old Chicago restaurant at 1710 I-70 Drive S.W. early Saturday evening. Kitchen employees noticed smoke in the kitchen, which prompted general manager Tim Henderson to call 911 and evacuate the restaurant, he said.
A man being pursued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and a deputy from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department were injured in a high-speed car chase Friday afternoon on U.S. 63.