School board to select new board member

A replacement for the Columbia Public School District board will be elected at a school board meeting 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Administration Building. The board will interview and then elect a replacement from a pool of nine candidates.

Timely release

Columbia author Barri Bumgarner had been writing her novel, “Dregs,” the story of a school shooting, for years before its slated release on April 20, the eight-year anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Theater students get test of versatility

Every summer, Stephens College’s theater department organizes a six-week program for students, mostly women, to perform once a week, each piece hitting the stage only once.

Photo IDs could end voter fraud

The presence of voter fraud, as with beauty, is firmly fixed in the eyes of the beholder.

MKT bridge returns to endangered property list

ST. LOUIS — Clark County Clerk Leih Ann Hayden recalled the day the ceiling tile fell in the middle of trial. The Courthouse, near the Iowa border in northeast Missouri, has no maintenance budget.

Deputy’s trial in shootings under way

Muddled facts, conflicting testimony and a courtroom full of angry family members — that was how the first day of the trial of Nicholas Forler, a former Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy, began Tuesday.

Midwife measure amended

A controversial amendment allowing midwives to work in Missouri without a supervising physician, which was created by Sen. John Loudon, R-St. Louis County, passed to the governor by a seemingly unaware legislature.

Kids have a ball

Cold winds and rain couldn’t keep Michaela Karrick and Madison Butcher away from the blow-up basketball station outside Columbia’s Activity and Recreation Center Tuesday night.

Fugitive tracked down after two months

ROBY — Neldon Neal, wanted for murder, eluded capture for nearly two months in the thick forest of south-central Missouri, often hiding for days inside a hollow tree.

A memorial garden provides a place for reflection

Would you like to remember special people and pets in a unique way? Consider planting a memorial garden.

MU wins with wood bats

SAUGET, ILL — No. 17 Missouri defeated Illinois, 12-5, Tuesday in a wood bat game. The Tigers hit three home runs in the game and picked up their 36th win of the season.

Trainer has two chances at Preakness win

BALTIMORE — It appears trainer Todd Pletcher will have two chances to win Saturday’s $1 million Preakness and end an 0-for-26 losing streak in Triple Crown races.

Mascot in the arena

WASHINGTON — When your team has one of the worst records in baseball, and attendance is down, and people are complaining that the hot dogs are half-cooked, it can seem as if the spirit of the old Senators is alive and thriving at RFK Stadium.