The Associated Press released its preseason high school football poll on Wednesday. Rock Bridge High School was ranked fifth in Class 6 while receiving one first place vote. Blue Springs South was ranked first, and Jefferson City was ranked third.
Columbia Public Schools announced Tuesday the 21 people who will serve on a committee to review proposed sites for a new Columbia high school.
The Boone County Commission heard a presentation on sales tax trends that highlighted factors such as e-commerce, inflation, and changes in individual spending habits.
Columbia Access Television volunteers gave city council members a tour of their facilities in an effort to plead their case over funding of the station.
The city of Columbia is planning to raise $2 million, with help from MU and neighboring cities, to persuade an airline to carry passengers nonstop between Columbia Regional Airport and Chicago.
New bronze sculptures by artist Larry Young are now on display in Flat Branch Park.
O’FALLON — Gov. Matt Blunt issued a directive Tuesday that will tighten oversight of state-financed construction projects to ensure that contractors don’t employ illegal immigrants.
The Kewpies defeated the Bruins 194-195 on Tuesday at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.
The intensity has increased for the junior-laden Tiger squad as it prepares for Friday’s opener.
Cornerback Hardy Ricks was slated as a starter at cornerback until a dislocated shoulder sidelined him. Now the redshirt sophomore has been cleared to play and will start Saturday against Illinois.
Undrafted free agent and former Missouri wide receiver Brad Ekwerekwu is attempting to make the Kansas City Chiefs’ 53-man roster as final cuts approach.
Licensed practical nurses can now apply for a nursing position at the Boone County Jail. Previously only registered nurses were eligible.
The annual deer hunt at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park has been canceled this year because of a reduced deer count.
Park workers hope the lot at the park's new main office, and a nearby rain garden, will serve as model projects for others in the county.
Thomas McDaniel is a local cyclist and team mechanic for the Jelly Belly Pro Cycling team, currently the No. 5 domestic pro-cycling team. Team Jelly Belly will compete in the Tour of Missouri, which rolls into Columbia on Sept. 14.
MU Libraries expects a $600,000 shortfall in FY09 and a 30 percent reduction in book and journal acquisitions this year.
Shirley Elizabeth Soricelli, a founding member of the Broadway Christian Church and West Lake Christian Church, died Thursday. She was 83.
Rising demand and costs, along with more stringent environmental standards, mean Columbia will have to develop a new strategy for meeting future power needs.
The Columbia Foods plant, 4600 Waco Road, lost power briefly this morning between 9 and 11 a.m., bringing the hot dog maker’s production to a halt.
A water main leak around noon Monday caused flooding at the corner of Broadway and Second Street, leaving customers on Second Street without water for two hours.