City Council approves funding for Stadium corridor projects

The city will borrow money from the state to fund its part of the project and repay the loan with revenue from sales taxes.


Business ordinance violation fine increasing tenfold

Although businesses won’t have to pay $1000 performance bond, they can face a $1,000 fine for violating the occupational license ordinance.

Boone County Fair just a part of 4-H

4-H is a learning experience for kids 8 to 18 years old. The fair is only a small part of this experience.


Columbia man indicted on cocaine charges

Columbia resident James M. Brondell was indicted by a federal grand jury on counts of cocaine distribution and possession. Brondell still must face a trial jury to determine guilt or innocence.

UM System president chooses committee members to pick new vice president

Gary Forsee appointed nine people, two of them students, to a committee to figure out who will be the system’s next vice president for academic and student affairs.

Democratic House candidates back moratorium on death penalty

Four Missouri House district candidates attend news conference to support former death row inmate Joe Amrine’s call for a halt on executions.

Fire department points to overused outlet as possible cause of mobile home fire

A mobile home fire in north Columbia resulted in an estimated $25,000 in damage, though crews were able to extinguish the fire in 10 minutes, department officials said.

Boone County Fair 2008 photo gallery, day 1

During the Boone County Fair, the Missourian will be posting daily photo galleries. These are the photos from day 1 at the fair.

Independent Justin Johnson drops out of 9th District race

Independent candidate Justin Johnson ended his campaign for Missouri’s 9th Congressional District seat citing a lack of support.

It’s time to crown a new Boone County Fair Queen

A new Boone County Fair Queen will be crowned tonight. Seven women are competing to win the 2008 Miss Boone County Fair Queen Scholarship Competition. The queen wins $1,000 to be used at a school of her choice. The three women on her court win $750, $500 and $250, depending on where they place.

Big 12 football gaining respect

After a surprising season when four of its football teams finished in the top 10 in the final 2007 AP poll, the Big 12 Conference is no longer behind powerhouses like the SEC, Big 10 and Pac-10. The Big 12 is back among the elite, perhaps as strong as it’s been in 12 years as a conference.

ANALYSIS: Oil companies spending money on investments instead of new resources

The companies use rising fortunes on stock buybacks and dividends instead of locating new oil supplies or other energy-cost savers.

Primary primer: Barb Bishop runs for county assessor

Ashland alderwoman is incumbent Tom Schauwecker’s first challenger in 19 years.

Firefighter killed in St. Louis-area standoff

A gunman shot at firefighters in Maplewood responding to a report of a burning pickup truck early Monday, killing one, then opened fire on police, wounding two officers.

Boone County Fair 4-H Shooting Sports Contest Results

The Boone County Fair 4-H Shooting Sports Contest was Saturday, July 12.

Police seeking three men in connection with armed robbery near Tiger Lane

At 1:10 a.m. Monday, a 27-year-old Columbia man reported an armed robbery at 301 Tiger Lane, Apartment 203.

Diverse religions must accept each other, stop pushing beliefs on others

Closed-minded persons are restricting the freedoms of others by not looking beyond their own religion.

Guest column: Taser regulations must be adopted by the Columbia Police Department

If Tasers are to continue to be used, the City Council should adopt a set of regulations that tell officers when the weapons shall and shall not be used.

Boone County Fair crowns queen

The winner is a 2006 graduate of Southern Boone High School, and is currently attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She decided to run for fair queen after watching two of her friends compete in the competition in previous years.

Ticket booth volunteers face crowds, heat at fair

Wednesday night is usually the busiest night at the ticket booth for volunteers Caroline Dorsey and Beth Weinsting.