School board hears average ride times for bus routes

In other business, an assistant superintendent presented information on the district’s plan to transition middle and junior high schools to a sixth- through eighth-grade configuration.

School board approves northeast site for new high school

Columbia’s next public high school will be built on the 80-acre St. Charles Road Development site in the northeast part of the district.

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Boone County starts work to improve Boone Industrial Boulevard

Southern Ditching and Excavating, based out of St. Charles, has began repairing 1,000 square yards of Boone Industrial Boulevard, off of Range Line Street, as part of an overall $400,000 project.

Opening deer hunting numbers lower than last year

In the opening weekend for the 2007 firearms season, there were 24,000 less deer than last year. Tom Strother of the Missouri Department of Conservation attributes this to warmer temperatures.

Juvenile arrested in connection with Saturday shooting

Police said the shooting on Saturday was connected with an earlier shooting on Grand Avenue.

Missouri National Guard state surgeon speaks at Veteran’s Day ceremony

Lt. Col. James Toombs, an MU medical school graduate, spoke Monday at a ceremony that recognized winners of a Veterans Day essay contest.

Controversial abortion film to be shown in Columbia

“Lake of Fire” is receiving publicity both for its graphic images and its attempt to document the views of those on both sides of the abortion divide.

Trail, parks getting new restrooms

The MKT trail access points on Forum and Scott boulevards will close starting at 7 p.m. Thursday to allow cranes and crews space to put in the restrooms.

Black women less likely to get breast cancer, but more likely to die if diagnosed

A new study of more than 170,000 women with the disease could change the face of breast cancer education and treatment.

City names interim Water and Light director

Public Works Director John Glascock will serve as Columbia's interim Water and Light director, City Manager Bill Watkins said Monday.

Looking back on the past provides peace of mind for the future

In the chaos of war, looking back on good memories is a way to keep sanity and survive hard times.

Global Action to Prevent War seeks alternatives to force and fosters negotiation

The president of the Heartland Chapter of Global Action to Prevent War outlines the goals and strategies of the organization.

The Checkpoint gives deer hunters virtual meeting place

With the fall firearms season for deer under way, the Missourian invites you to a virtual meeting place for hunters and those interested in hunting.

MU men's basketball team ready to rebound

Missouri will focus on improving its rebounding in its season opener Monday night against Central Michigan.

Tigers improve to fifth in latest BCS rankings

MU could earn an invitation to a BCS bowl game by winning against Kansas State, Kansas, and in the Big 12 Championship game. The invitation would be the first for the Tigers since the Bowl Championship Seriesbegan.