Wade carries his umbrella to win ward

You might have seen him walking around the city carrying a bright yellow-and-black umbrella. Or he might have visited your home as he went door-to-door in the Fourth Ward.

311 system receives strong support

Mayor Darwin Hindman’s proposed idea of a 311 response system that would deal with hazardous street crossings, blocked driveways or other issues received strong support from his challenger and other City Council candidates at a disabilities public forum Wednesday. The response system would log and track citizen concerns and questions and help provide proper solutions.

Master plan seeks county residents’ OK

The effort to create a new five-year master plan for economic development in Boone County will begin in the mailboxes of some of the county’s smaller towns.

Exhibit magnifies miniature books

If you haven’t seen the miniature book display at MU’s Ellis Library, you may have just overlooked it. The library is exhibiting 179 miniature books including “Old King Cole,” which was the world’s smallest ever printed book from 1995 to 2002, according to the Guinness World Records.

Cafe irreplaceable to regulars

Bev Eichelberger walked into the Bull Pen Cafe on Wednesday ready to celebrate her 60th birthday. She sat comfortably alone by a window while eating a small, nondescript bowl of salad and crackers for lunch.

Food company to increase surveillance for hiring process

ST. JOSEPH — Triumph Foods will upgrade the screening process it uses to guard against illegal immigrants trying to get jobs, the company said.

Middle school students left out of the virtual classroom

JEFFERSON CITY — For the first time this fall Missouri will offer hundreds of students a chance to take online courses for free throughout the state. But many parents are upset because middle school students will be left out for now.

Tigers no-hit by Salukis

The Missouri softball team lost 1-0 to No. 19 Southern Illinois on Wednesday in Carbondale, Ill.

Recruits report for practice

Instead of hanging out with friends and trying to fight off senioritis, Michael Keck and Luke Lambert were practicing at Faurot Field on Wednesday, hoping to impress the Missouri football team’s coaching staff and earn playing time in the fall.

Beyond borders

The odds of Missouri becoming a major exporting state seem slim compared to today’s global marketplace. Missouri has no major ports with access to the sea, and it’s two states away from Mexico, the United States’ biggest partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement. But many Missouri companies have found ways to use the state’s central location to their advantage in the global marketplace.

Fire board examines status of chairman

The chairman of the Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors, John Gordon, asked the board Wednesday to look into whether his status on the board is legal.

Show-me talent

Darrell Foster is laughing.

Bruins’ Joe Neal retools his game by tweaking his swing, mentality

Joe Neal is not the same golfer that made the Rock Bridge varsity squad as a freshman. He’s not quite like the golfer that qualified for the state tournament last year as a sophomore either.