New law makes marriage easier

Couples no longer have to make a second trip to Boone County for marriage license applications. The resulting expense and time savings will benefit more than 40,000 taxpayers.

Fishing in a storm

Two MU seniors took advantage of Friday's storms by doing a little fishing at Stephens Lake. See the photos and read the story here.

Bike shop owner can’t stop collecting

Karl Kimbel of Klunk’s Bicycles & Repair operates his business out of love — and to feed his affinity for antiques.

Massage parlor robbed at knifepoint, police say

Columbia police were looking for a man they said robbed Tokyo Spa at knifepoint Friday afternoon.

August temperatures near record

Through Thursday, the average daily temperature in Columbia was 84.7 degrees, which would place August 2007 in third place on the list of the 10 hottest Augusts on record.

Midway open for weekend visits

Residents can visit the midway one last time this weekend at the back-to-school carnival held in the Rock Bridge Shopping Center parking lot.

Midwifery supporters file appeal on permanent restraining order

Several supporters of midwifery filed an appeal with the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday in the latest blow in the fight to legalize the practice in the state.

School district decreases Prop. C rollback

A decrease in the rollback means a resident with property valued at $100,000 will pay $7.12 more in property taxes this year.

Drive collects 50 backpacks for students

New West Nile case reported in Boone County

The third case of West Nile Virus in Boone County has been confirmed, a spokeswoman for the Columbia/Boone County Health Department said this afternoon.

The saga of the Warrens

The last wishes of Ruth Warren remain unclear: Two wills, an adult adoption and 14 years of legal disputes have left one Columbia family divided.

Don’t stifle debate with flawed or incomplete science

There is still room for argument on the effects of global warming and secondhand smoke.

Heart association to hold fundraiser

The American Heart Association to meet Saturday at Stephens Lake Park

Nation building not happening in Afghanistan

Success in Afghanistan requires more than money and troops.

The last hurrah: Ironweed banjo player reflects on time in China

Ironweed, a Columbia bluegrass band, returned this week from a tour of China. Banjo-player Dierik Leonhard remains haunted by the face of one of his last fans.

By George, he’s a generous guy

Columnist recalls his growing friendship with Columbia resident George Godas, who recently offered 80 acres of land to Columbia Public Schools to build a third comprehensive high school.

Conditions can't slow Bruins' tennis team

Taylor Cowan stingy for Kewpies' softball team

Tigers’ reserve QBs look settled in roles after final scrimmage

There was no significant movement made by the offenses in the Missouri football team’s final preseason scrimmage Thursday. Junior Chase Patton and redshirt freshman Dominic Grooms took most of the snaps in Thursday’s scrimmage with neither player leading the offense to a touchdown.

Thespian Hall unveils new Steinway

Pianist Wendy Chen tries out the new Steinway piano purchased for Thespian Hall in Boonville. Chen performed at the 32nd annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts.