The happy Grumpy's family

Grumpy’s Bar-B-Cue opened five years ago as a summer-only take-out joint. Today, regulars flock to the Bill and Betty Woods’ year-round restaurant for the homestyle meals and homey atmosphere.

Protecting your vote

Election voter fraud or even rumors of fraud have the potential to undermine the notion of a free democracy. In Boone County, where voter fraud is nearly nonexistent, County Clerk Wendy S. Noren has installed preventive measures to ensure that the Feb. 5 presidential primary goes off without a hitch.

Names released in connection to Virginia Avenue garage vandalism

Forty cars were vandalized at the MU parking garage Sunday morning.

Big business owners, politicians evade pressure of recession

As the U.S. faces impending recession, everyday people feel the strain more than the corporate executives and economists.

Giants snatch Super Bowl win from Patriots

In one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, New York shattered New England’s unbeaten season 17-14 Sunday night as Eli Manning hit Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left. It was the Giants’ 11th straight victory on the road and the first time the Patriots tasted defeat in more than a year.

Suspensions lead to increased role for Tiller

Sophomore guard J.T. Tiller has been major positive for the MU men’s basketball team in its last two games.

Police arrest 4 men in connection with vehicle vandalism

39 vehicles in the Virginia Avenue Garage were dented or scratched, or had their tires slashed early Sunday.

Argument outside Club Vogue precedes robbery, police say

Man, 56, found dead outside Travelodge hotel

Police are investigating the death of a 56-year-old man who was found dead at the Travelodge hotel.

Church links fight against hunger to Super Bowl

The Souper Bowl of Caring is part of a larger effort by faith-based communities that area food pantries bank on to feed those in need.

High stakes also carry high risk for Mo. Republican primary

Voter interest appears high for Missouri’s presidential primaries. The number of delegates at stake is high, too. But until this weekend, the candidates’ interest in Missouri, particularly Republicans, seemed comparatively low.

MU women's basketball team drops sixth straight in loss to Huskers

Residence hall construction brings hassles for students

MU residence halls have been undergoing a series of renovations aimed at improving student on-campus living, but it comes at a cost to the students who happen to be living in the halls when they’re closed for construction.

Founded with love

Ihsan Yasar and his wife Gulden have been running Shear Locks hair salon in Columbia for more than 25 years. They have two daughters, Asli and Bahar, who are MU graduates. Ihsan, a native of Turkey, came to America as a “green card” holder in 1974. He established his own business in 1976. Back then he was single.

It’s time for politicians to answer tough questions

The fears of a recession and the futures of Social Security and health care are issues people need answers to, but politicians are dodging the questions.

Gazans entry into Egypt puts peace on hold

Although Palestinians are excited to cross the border into Egypt, a powerful Hamas reduces the likelihood of peace.

Cougars women's basketball team falls

Stephens basketball team's victory improves record to all-time best

The tenth win of the season ties the school's best mark for wins

MU wrestlers lose at Nebraska

Hickman High girls basketball team loses in championship game of the Ameritime Classic

Senior guard Yvonne Anderson led the Kewpies with 19 points and junior forward Chasity Prince added nine points.