Commission tables 2 proposed Crosscreek Center lots

The 6-3 vote followed a public hearing that heard from the project’s developers and representatives from surrounding neighborhood associations over the lots, which would be home to a Taco Bell and a Break Time convenience store.

Q & A: An inside look into the Salvation Army Harbor House

The Salvation Army Harbor House, located at 602 N. Ann St., has remained a mystery to residents since the business moved there in 2002. The Harbor House is the only homeless shelter in Boone County that houses men, women and families.

Citizen Oversight Committee attempts to gain insight from similar boards

The panel contacted and interviewed police review boards in Albany, N.Y., and Fort Collins, Colo., but committee members said they didn’t gain a lot of insight.

Chase to take $20,000 cut in salary

In response to Columbia Public Schools’ efforts to reduce its costs, Superintendent Phyllis Chase has volunteered to take a roughly 10 percent pay cut.

Missouri’s best high school rodeo stars compete in state finals

Cowboys and cowgirls from across the state will compete at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals this weekend.

School of the Osage students schooled in skulls

MU graduate students demonstrated how to categorize animals by their skulls Thursday.

Missouri’s oil potential draws increased interest

Heavy oil in Missouri has attracted increased interest as a way to hedge high energy prices.

New vice chancellor of research named

Robert Duncan has been named the new vice chancellor of research for MU. He succeeds Jim Coleman.

Former Olympian discus medalist part of the field at Missouri State Senior Games

A month after turning 21, Dick Cochran was participating in discus throwing in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Now, the 69-year-old retiree has picked the sport back up again.

Former UN chief weapons inspector partners with musicians for war discussion

The threesome are teaming up for “Real Intelligence,” a discussion on the War on Terror and the tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The event comes to Columbia on Sunday.

Former Rock Bridge student to lead Iraqi-American student discussions in Jordan

Michael Schoenleber aims to show how youth can be involved in promoting unity and peace between Iraqi and American students.

Eco-friendly granola bar business grows roots

MU students Sarah Newsome and Steven Adamski started making the bars last summer for themselves. They now sell about 270 each week to local businesses and consumers.

Military marker is strangely lost, then found

When a 1977 military marker is found alongside U.S. 63 near I-70, a four year attempt to find its final resting place ensues.

Cherry Hill SummerFest hopes to attract nonresidents

Activities, free food and beverage will be made to SummerFest-goers in hopes to acclimate more persons to the Village of Cherry Hill.

Letter: Printing the Missourian only once a week would be the end of the newspaper

Printing the Columbia Missourian only once a week would ruin a community and School of Journalism resource.

Fire caused by deep-fat fryer injures man, damages home

A fire caused by an unattended deep-fat fryer sent one man to the hospital and caused significant damage to a home at 200 Oak St. on Wednesday night, according to a release from the Columbia Fire Department.

Mosquitoes likely to invade in aftermath of flooding

A Missouri health department veterinarian says the mosquito species most likely to breed in the floodwaters are “nuisance” species that leave welts and itchy bites, but they cannot spread the West Nile virus.

Messages of terrorism can lead to unnecessary fear and paranoia

My antenna went up and alarms went off when an unsolicited package addressed to David Rosman arrived at his church.