City encourages paperless billing

Utility billing staff will no longer send paper bills to customers who have chosen to receive notification by e-mail. If 10 percent of customers switch to this cost-cutting and environmentally focused plan, the city could save more than $35,000.

Today's Question: What else can MU do to adjust to high enrollment?

High overall enrollment led the university to reorganizing the bookstore, housing and class sections.

Festival teaches Columbia seniors about assisted living, health care choices

The Boone County Council on Aging hosted the 19th Annual Mature Living Festival on Friday.A large group of seniors and retirees gathered to inform themselves on the health and living options available in the area.

Columbia Independent School opens new campus

Columbia Independent School welcomed back students Tuesday to a new school year and a new campus that combines its upper and lower schools. The new facility also houses a fitness center, new-media center and "junior kindergarten" for preschool-age children.

Missouri soccer gets TV game

Columbia College is ranked sixth in NAIA volleyball

St. Louis area struggles to host exchange students

Exchange student programs started trying to recruit families earlier this year, but some students are staying with "welcome families" for two to eight weeks until permanent ones are found.

Rock Bridge runs down Lee's Summit North

Junior quarterback Sean Rush ran for two rushing touchdowns and Trey Millard ran for 137 yards on 17 carries in the Rock Bridge football team's 22-13 victory Friday night at Lee's Summit North.

Liberty too tough for Hickman football team

The Blue Jays dominated the visiting Kewpies 42-6 on Friday night thanks to an offense that produced five touchdowns on more than 400 yards rushing.

MU women's soccer team defeats Northwestern in home opener

The Missouri women's soocer team took the lead in the 31st minute when senior transfer Michelle Makasini scored her first career goal for the Tigers, who went on to beat Northwestern 2-0 Friday night at Walton Stadium.

Columbia College and MU offer H1N1 vaccinations

Columbia College and MU will offer vaccinations for H1N1 flu virus in the fall in addition to the seasonal flu vaccine.

Former Missouri wrestler and assistant coach join Arizona State coaching staff

Missouri freshman quarterback Dalton dismissed from football team

Freshman quarterback's second arrest results in his dismissal from the Missouri football team.

Missouri football sophomore McGaffie seeks wide receiver spot

Gahn McGaffie played both quarterback and wide receiver in high school, and hopes staying healthy will give him a better chance of moving up the depth chart at the receiver position for Missouri.

Upside of pain is that it teaches life lessons

As more and more things are being marketed to protect your children from harm's way, letting them experience pain may be the best form of parenting.

School Board hopes tax levy increase will balance budget, pay teachers

The 4.25-cent increase will be used to compensate teachers for continuing their educations, but raises will still not reflect experience.

Columbia blogger to investigate unsolved MU murder

Mike Martin of The Columbia Heart Beat blog announced this week that he is starting his own investigation of the 2005 murder of MU professor Jeong Im.

Project Runway contestant visits Stephens

Qristyl Frazier returns to her alma mater to talk fashion days after the premiere of the television competition. 

Two in hospital after collision on St. Charles Road

The driver of the Jeep said he over-corrected for wetness on the road that caused his car to skid. The car then faced the oncoming lane of traffic, and its passenger side was hit by a minivan.

Driver collides with city bus

A Columbia driver collided with a city bus Friday morning. The driver was in good condition after being transported to University Hospital.