<em>Steeped</em> in history

None of the regulars of the Pierpont Store on Missouri 163 are quite sure about its beginnings.

Demolition at daybreak

The sky is the indigo color of an early morning, half an hour before sunrise. The blinking red of traffic lights reflects off the pavement on the deserted streets. It’s 5:11 a.m.: Bar hoppers have gone home and commuters are not yet out, but at the intersection of Broadway and Tenth Street, Mike McMahan and his three-man team are already tearing off the insulation board and rubber roofing atop the cement canopy that extends from the corner parking lot to Buchroeder’s Jewelers.

Group lobbies for soil tax renewal

Whether people are from the country or the city, it’s a bet they enjoy a cold glass of clean water.

Student seeking second deferment

WASHINGTON ­— Marie Gonzalez, the Westminster College student who won a rare deferment last year from deportation proceedings to Costa Rica, is seeking another extension so she can remain in the U.S.

Planning, parks top list for Watkins

Creating a new Cosmopolitan Park for the next generation, renovating and expanding the Daniel Boone City Building and embarking on a planning partnership for downtown with MU and Stephens College are three of the major initiatives City Manager Bill Watkins outlined during his State of the City Address this morning.

Craigslist adds Columbia and 100 others to online lineup

In August, Chasta Norman was new to San Francisco. Because she didn’t know anyone in the city, she posted a request on for someone to go walking with her after work.

Workshop focuses on ways to protect farmland

The debate boiled down to dollars and cents for Boone County Presiding Commissioner Keith Schnarre when asked Tuesday night what stood in the way of the county purchasing development rights from rural landowners.

Program teaches good character

A cat named George and some multicolored plastic foam fish stickers are helping Otterville students learn about character.

Route K closed for intersection construction

Motorists used to driving along Route K to visit Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area and other riverside locales are now finding a landscape reminiscent of a child’s sandbox, with rolling mounds of dirt and bright yellow construction trucks.

Committee discusses campaign for electric bond issue

The committee charged with publicizing and advocating the approval of a city-backed electric bond issue met for the first time Tuesday to hear details of the project, organize subcommittees and choose a name for itself.

Lots of shingles, but no recycler named yet

A pilot program by the city that aims to recycle asphalt roofing shingles won the approval of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Monday.

Tigers’ track and field standouts back for more

While some people can’t wait to leave college, others end up sticking around.

Cardinals clobbered by 24-hit onslaught

CHICAGO — Joe Crede and A.J. Pierzynski hit home runs during an 11-run, 12-hit third inning Tuesday night and the Chicago White Sox used their biggest scoring output in a decade to rout the St. Louis Cardinals 20-6.

Kansas City comeback cancels early Pirates lead

KANSAS CITY — David DeJesus and John Buck drove in two runs apiece and Kansas City erased an early deficit to beat Pittsburgh 10-6 Tuesday night in an interleague clash between the two worst teams in the majors.