Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman about to pedal into the sunset

There are no definite candidates for mayor as of yet, but a good fight is expected between the pro-development and preservationist forces.

Hindman milestones

Since he was first elected in 1995, Mayor Darwin Hindman has worked on a long list of park projects and city improvements. Several city park projects, a community recreation facility and an expanded Daniel Boone City Building are among the highlights.

Columbia seeks successor for Hindman

 Speculation continues as to who will enter the race as community members and city officials lay out requirements for the next mayor.

THURSDAY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Missouri pass rush highlights final scrimmage

Rain moved the final Missouri football scrimmage of the fall indoors Thursday. While there wasn't a final score, the Missouri pass rush stood out over the course of the day.

Reactions to mayor's decision not to seek re-election

Those who have worked with Hindman over the years share their thoughts on his decision not to seek re-election.

Remembering Woodstock: A time of ills and dreams fulfilled

Looking back on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, it was a time of turmoil and celebration.

Today's Question: How do we combat meth use when it’s now so much easier to make?

The highly powerful and addictive drug has never been easier to access or manufacture, so how do we stop people from using it?

McCaskill tries to clear up confusion about health care reform proposals

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill continued her tour of Missouri cities Wednesday night in Jefferson City. She spoke about "death panels," funding for increased coverage and what would be covered in the legislation.

Chuck Berry attracts diverse crowd at Summerfest

Fans, young and old, showed up on Wednesday night to watch Chuck Berry perform as part of the Ninth Street Summerfest. Attendees spanned the spectrum of musical fandom from country music to hip-hop to rhythm and blues.

Rock Bridge senior football standout focused on final season

Chase Rome, a senior defensive end on the Rock Bridge football team, has committed to play for Oklahoma State and starts there in December. With his decision behind him, Rome is focused on succeeding in his final high school season.

Hickman begins football season on road

The Kewpies begin their 2009 footbal season with a difficult game at Liberty, which is ranked No. 5 in Class 6A.

Missouri soccer team hungry for more

Looking to move forward from last season's success, the Mizzou women's soccer team is counting on its depth and work ethic to push it to the next level. 

Musical duo performing 'tin foil' music

Columbia musicans Kyle Pudenz and Brad Cunningham began playing together six months ago, and they have devolped a solid fan base. They perform with their backup band, The Other Wives, at Cooper's Landing Friday.

Golfer hits second hole-in-one

Forrest Smith, a 73-year-old from Jefferson City, hit his second hole in one at Columbia Country Club on Thursday, on the same hole that he hit his first one.

MU students struggle with transition to Outlook Live e-mail

The university switched its e-mail system to Microsoft Office Outlook Live over the summer, but 4,000 students have yet to make the move.

Switch to fire-safe cigarettes delayed until 2011

A statewide measure passed in the spring will require cigarettes to be near self-extinguishing. The law will go into effect Jan. 1, 2011.

Mourners gather in Massachusetts for Kennedy memorial

The late senator will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library until Friday. Kennedy will be buried Saturday evening near his slain brothers at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia.

Hindman won't seek re-election

The mayor said he would serve the rest of his term "vigorously" but looked forward to the flexibility of life outside public service.

Columbia officials plan park to accompany new high school

In a meeting Wednesday, city and county officials discussed the need for 15 to 20 acres of land near the location of the new high school for a park.

Columbia students score above average on AP exams

High school students in Columbia had their strongest average scores in psychology, their lowest in U.S. history.