Garten, who filed for school board candidacy on Friday, withdrew his name on Monday, citing scheduling conflicts.
The late Thanksgiving and two extra working days helped.
Even rocks are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn, and Boone County Public Works is preparing for a 10 percent increase in prices.
The Columbia Fire Department has improved in the fire protection service rankings, from a Class 3 to a Class 2. This makes the department one of only seven in Missouri to have received such a ranking.
He doesn't have to live there, and he already has a house in Jefferson City. But the governor elect plans to spend inauguration night in the Governor's Mansion and then move in.
The Missouri women's basketball team rides an eight-game winning streak into Saturday's game against No. 3 Texas A&M.
Lafayette County Prosecutor Page Bellamy was appointed to head the public safety division. Former aide Doug Ommen will lead the consumer protection division.
Democratic floor leader Rep. Paul LeVota says Missouri voters have sent the General Assembly a clear message for the 2009 legislative session, which begins Wednesday: "Work together; cooperation is key."
The State Historical Society of Missouri has carefully stowed the state’s daily newspapers in the basement of Ellis Library for more than a century, but looming budget cuts have at least temporarily ended this tradition.
Blaine Luetkemeyer, a conservative Republican businessman from Miller County, joined 53 new U.S. House members and nine new senators who were sworn in Tuesday in the 111th Congress. He is the state's only new addition.
The total is the lowest since 1983, when 921 people were killed in traffic accidents.
Linda Martinez, 54, a St. Louis lawyer, has worked for 26 years advising businesses about tax credits, tax-exempt financing and other economic development tools.
Law officers are investigating the discovery of human remains on farmland in central Missouri, north of Lake of the Ozarks.
Missourians seeking to extend jobless benefits will have to start doing that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An unemployment benefits hot line run by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will no longer be available on Tuesday and Thursday except for first-time applicants.
Freshman guard Kim English's work ethic is helping him make progress early in the Missouri men's basketball team's season.
Post-colonial theorists make a great argument for why words like "Oriential" are hurtful, even if the intent is not to be.
The candidates will answer questions and make personal statements in a session open to the public on Jan. 12.
The Columbia City Council unanimously approved $83,593.50 to be used for furnishings for the Columbia Police Department’s future regional training facility.
A plan to provide wireless Internet on Columbia Public Transit buses is on hold while the city looks into ways to fund it.