Getting hip surgery confirms the fact that Columbia is paradise after dealing with doctors, surgeons and a recovery center staffed by angels.
A recreation room at the Lenoir Woods retirement community in Columbia functions as a virtual bowling alley once a week when residents gather to play the game on Nintendo Wii.
Petting zoos, unlimited carnival rides, car races ... the Boone County Fair attracted quite a crowd on Wednesday. See the pictures of the fun.
It’s Wednesday evening at the Boone County Fair and the ground is still soggy and damp from Tuesday’s rain. Mothers push baby carriages through the mud as fathers lift their children up on their shoulders. Groups of teenagers jump over murky puddles. Neon green wristbands can be found on hundreds of wrists as people flock to the carnival, put on by the Lowery Carnival Co.
Offering an array of exotic animals for petting along with pony and camel rides, Hedrick’s Educational Petting Zoo opened at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second time the zoo is participating in the fair.
The Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors is conflicted over the salary of Fire Chief Steve Paulsell. Some board members have raised concerns about the chief’s contract, which is no longer valid.
Business owners and other residents are seeking a collective voice as city officials consider an urban conservation overlay district that they oppose.
After the FDA’s announcement Monday to avoid raw jalapeno peppers, Columbia grocery stores and restaurants are taking steps to make sure their peppers are safe for consumers.
The model subcommittee of the Citizen Oversight Committee finalized a draft detailing the structure of the citizen review board that will handle complaints filed against the Columbia Police Department. At Wednesday night’s meeting, the subcommittee removed the provision that restricted anyone with a felony conviction in the last ten years to serve on the board.
The exact name of (Albert-)Oakland Park has been an uncertainty since Paul A. Albert donated 20 acres to the city in the mid-60s. The council voted Monday night to officially name most of the area Oakland Park but to dub the donated tract C.M. Albert Memorial Park.
The event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The Columbia NAACP organization hosted a candidates forum Tuesday so that audience members could ask candidates directly about issues. No Republican candidates attended the forum.
Council members listened to the views of 65 members of the public on specific projects in a special hearing Tuesday night.
Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is recovering from open-heart surgery.
Funding for the Missouri Department of Transportation will be halved by 2013, forcing the department to put nearly all new construction projects on hold as of July 1, 2009
Missouri senior women's golfer Chelsea Schriewer earned a one-shot victory Tuesday at the the St. Louis Metropolitan Women's Amateur Championship.
Columbia’s Walking School Bus program is expanding to Derby Ridge and Parkade Elementary Schools. Columbia Public Schools received a grant to improve these and other programs.
A little over a month into the summer, almost no emergency energy assistance money is left, forcing those in needs to find other avenues to stay cool and safe.
Boone County Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller is seeking another four-year term after 16 years in office
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