Touching up Wabash

Jeff O’Neal, on ladder, and Gene Renforw look for any spots that need to be touched up at the Wabash Station on Monday. The painting crew has been working on areas of the newly renovated bus stations for the past three months.

Columbia City Council approves $362 million budget

After weeks of work sessions and public hearings that followed months of work by city staff, the Columbia City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a $362 million budget for fiscal year 2008.

Council approves construction of a park in north Columbia

The Auburn Hills Home Owners Association has been talking about this park for a year, and construction will begin this fall.

A resolution has been proposed to offer a local park as a possible site

Columbia resident Sid Sullivan asked the City Council on Monday night to pass a resolution offering a portion of Cosmopolitan Park to the Columbia School District as a possible site for the third high school.

Constitution Day

Chiefs looking to slow sloppy start

After lackluster offensive performances at Houston and Chicago, the Kansas City Chiefs hope the advantages of Arrowhead Stadium will help end their early struggles.

Rams face tough road after 0-2 start

Stephen Jackson and Rams coach Scott Linehan were visibly frustrated after their second straight home loss to start the season, and a looming road stretch won’t make things any easier.

Underground sports facility planned near Crystal City

Businessman Tom Kerr plans to convert an eight million square-foot sand mine into Crystal City Underground, a year-round athletic complex housing facilities for extreme, recreational and Olympic sports.

Diverse candidates heat up First Ward race early

Seven months before the municipal election, an unusually high number of candidates have already confirmed their intentions to run for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council.

Maclin’s talent, speed quickly turning heads

Sidelined all of last season with a torn ACL, MU redshirt freshmen receiver Jeremy Maclin has been making up for lost time on offense and special teams in the Tigers’ first three games.

Bass offers to build roads on property

Tom Bass says building two streets on the potential high school site would cost ‘a couple million dollars.’

Committee to hear from public on new high school site selection

Nancy Harter used an interactive e-mail newsletter called Columbia Citizens to encourage others to get involved in deciding where the city’s next public high school should be.

Columbia records blowout weekend

The city of Columbia returns to its population of 90,000 this week after a visitor-filled three days that included the Tour of Missouri pro cycling race, MU’s Family Weekend, the 30th annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show and MU’s first home football game of the season.

Additional high school site to be considered

Tom Bass of Columbia is offering 69.5 acres of his family’s land for $3.5 million.

Fire forces evacuation of Kelly Plaza in north Columbia

Occupants evacuated the office building for about an hour and a half after the fire was detected.

Nothing stems from blocked research

A reader living with paralysis worries that attacks on stem cell research infringe on patients’ rights.

Remote location for new high school could drain tax dollars

Money needed for infrastructure and busing costs would be better spent on education.

Man arrested on suspicion of assault

A Columbia man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of a concealable firearm, resisting arrest and third-degree domestic assault.

Walking for pleasure, errands and socialization may be a lost art

Rose Nolen recalls her days of living in a small town and tells why she loves walking.

Columbia visioning surveys