Close loss to top team<br>encourages MU volleyball team

Wednesday night’s five-game loss at No. 2 Nebraska won’t give the Tigers the votes to get them ranked, but it should convince the Tigers they can keep pace with the nation's best programs.

MU basketball team eager for real competition

Longtime Hickman football coach knows importance of Kewpies-Jays rivalry

For the Hickman fooball team, playing a district game for a chance to advance in the state playoffs is special. But playing that game against Jefferson City holds extra meaning.

Chats with Superintendent Chase draw few community members

Despite months of controversy over the placement of the next public high school, only one person was present at a Thursday morning session to discuss the school’s construction, while three adults and one child attended an evening session.

Sponsors needed for holiday donation program

The Voluntary Action Center needs sponsors for the 350 families in its 25th annual Christmas Program.

Smoking ban panel brings out high school students

The panel included City Council members Chris Janku and Almeta Crayton, SAFE co-chairman Dean Anderson and Michael McClung, co-owner of Tonic, Déjà Vu and Quinton’s.

Rock Bridge loses in district soccer championship

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team’s season ended after a 1-0 loss to Smith-Cotton on Thursday night in the Class 3, District 10 championship game at Rock Bridge Field.

Land trust holds work day to protect open space

Saturday, the Land Trust is holding the last work day of the season at Hinkson Valley Nature Sanctuary from 10 a.m. to noon.

Wireless provider and public safety officials band together to oppose FCC funding cut

The FCC has proposed curbing subsidies for building cell phone towers in rural areas ­— a move critics say could risk public safety.

Chase not sure if Columbia schools will participate in funding decision appeal

The school board may discuss participation in the appeal of a statewide school funding lawsuit if there is time at their November meeting.

NaNoWriMo kicks off in CoMo

National Novel Writing Month, nicknamed NaNoWriMo, started Nov. 1, and the Missourian was there with Columbia’s NaNo contingent as the calendar flipped and they began their 50,000-word epics.

Columbia author turns chaos into prose

Afterkeeping a diary about the struggles in her life, Monica Stoneking gathered the pieces for her first book.

New grocery store planned for north Columbia

Roger Moser has revived his efforts to open a grocery store, near Range Line Street and Brown School Road.

Ballot issue stirs debate over which type of tax is best

As Boone County seeks an extension of its sales tax for roads, some argue property tax is more equitable.

Water and Light director resigns to take position in Michigan

Dan Dasho, the director of Water and Light, is moving on. The city is in the middle of determining its energy future and is losing a major player in that process.

Local View: War chest would be better spent at home

It doesn’t matter if we pull our troops out of Iraq this year or ten years from now. The only difference will be the number of our troops’ lives that will be lost.

Missouri United Methodist Church will hold benefit for music director

Community members can “adopt a Brazilian” by contributing to the Methodist Church’s musical director Alex Innecco’s effort to raise money to pay for his immigration expenses.

MU briefly loses power

At approximately 10:45 a.m. Thursday, more than half of the buildings on the MU campus experienced a power outage that was restored within 20 minutes. Some of the buildings that lost power include Brady Commons, Ellis Library, Memorial Union, the Geology building and Lee Hills Hall.

MU student struck by pickup on Providence Road

Police say Lynn S. Underwood, 18, stepped in front of a truck early Thursday.

Local View: Council visioning