Let’s Talk, Columbia!, a community forum that took place on Saturday and Sunday, dealt with issues of teenage crime and closing the communication gap between adults and teens.
The Central City Get Out the Vote committee hosted the second of its four forums Saturday afternoon at the Blind Boone Community Center to give audience members a chance to directly ask the First Ward City Council candidates questions.
The Missouri women's basketball team is last in the Big 12 Conference in free-throw shooting percentage this season at 62.7 percent, and opponents have 91 more attempts and have made 111 more free throws than the Tigers.
Most riders will complete the 31-mile loop that begins at Two Mile Prairie School off Highway Z in Columbia. Pro racers will tackle the loop twice for a 62-mile race.
Ben Mitchell is the Missouri Health Department’s new defense against the flu.
In a new series of public service announcements running throughout the state, a voice-over announces that four out of five people wash their hands. Ben Mitchell is that fifth guy, who doesn’t wash his hands, cover his mouth or call in sick to work.
Kelly Schultz, former director of legislation for Rep. Jeff Harris, D-Columbia, has entered the race for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Parents will have to wait a couple of weeks to have their children’s toys tested for lead after the screening machines arrived in Columbia damaged.
The Columbia Knights of Columbus hosted a fish fry Friday. Over 1,200 people were served and 850 pounds of fish were eaten. Besides the food, the atmosphere and hospitality attracted Columbia residents and even some visitors.
The Columbia Fire Department asks pet owners to keep dogs on a leash when walking around frozen or partially frozen bodies of water.
While the city of Columbia grapples with a 34 percent increase in violent crime over the past year, recently released crime statistics for the rest of Boone County paint a different picture.
No one was injured in an attic fire early Saturday morning after the smell of smoke woke up the sleeping residents, according to a Columbia Fire Department news release.
The new Masonic Museum and Library in north Columbia celebrated its grand opening Saturday afternoon, featuring memorabilia from famous Masons such as William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition, former President Harry S. Truman and Laura Ingalls Wilder, who had connections to the Masons.