Bank accuses luxury car dealer of loan default

A local luxury car dealership is being sued for failing to repay a loan, according to a lawsuit filed last week by Bank Star One.

These shoes are made for fundraising

When Lorah Steiner, executive director of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, heard about the Missouri Theatre’s new campaign effort, “Home Is Where the Art Is,” she thought the cause was worthy of some personal attention.

Big Muddy Folk Festival to celebrate historic venue’s 150th year

Growing up around music — particularly bluegrass — influenced Elvin Martin’s children to learn the banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle on their own. Now in their teens, the four kids make up two-thirds of the Martin Family Band, an increasingly popular bluegrass act in mid-Missouri.

Tan to apply for school board's open seat

Michael Tan said input from his supporters and friends has given him motivation to apply for an open seat on the Columbia School Board.

Councilmen bid adieu with thanks to Columbia

After 20 years of combined service, Bob Hutton and Jim Loveless gave enthusiastic “thank yous” to Columbia and their families as they bid goodbye to the City Council at a ceremony Monday night.

‘I told him I didn’t hate him. I forgive him for what he did.’

A former MU student was sentenced Monday to five years’ probation for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his best friend in May 2006.

Preis says input on math is welcome

Some Columbia parents are so concerned with the math curriculum in the public schools that they have formed a group to oppose the district’s current nontraditional methods of math instruction. That’s OK by district administrators and school board members.

Employee says cafe didn’t issue final pay

Dan Story visited a lawyer for the first time Friday because his former employer didn’t give him, or any of his co-workers, a final paycheck after 9th Street Cafe closed more than a month ago.

Calm leader gets Bruins results

Even when Rock Bridge found itself in trouble early Monday night against Kirksville, senior first baseman Erik Darkow stayed calm.

Rough game wears down Columbia foes

Maybe the Hickman and Rock Bridge girls soccer teams were confused by the permanent football lines on the artificial turf. Or maybe it was the chilly, fall-like weather during Monday night’s scoreless tie at Hickman.

MU wrestling coach rewarded with five-year contract extension

Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith, who led the school to a third-place finish in the NCAA Tournament, signed a five-year contract extension on Monday.

Kinderknecht rallies for victory

Rock Bridge boys’ tennis player Jay Kinderknecht showed his resilience to battle back and win Monday against Quincy’s (Illinois) Isaac Fee at the No. 3 singles match, 5-7, 6-1, (10-5).

School board begins looking at next budget, welcomes new members

At a five-hour meeting Monday night, the Columbia School Board devoted most of its time to discuss a non-action issue: the district’s next budget.

Catch of the day

Michael Acuff and his future son-in-law, Tim Leibovich, spent their Monday afternoon fishing at Cosmo-Bethel Lake Park. The two were waiting for Acuff’s children, 12-year-old Silas and 10-year-old Susan, to get out of school. Their mother, Milly, picked them up and brought them to the lake. Leibovich was having a hard time casting, and Acuff was getting a kick out of it. They kept a few poles in the water at a time. By the day’s end, they caught several rainbow trout.