TODAY’S QUESTION: Why are Americans taking longer to grow up?

Studies suggest that 21 is no longer the milestone for maturity.

Columbia to host 33rd Annual National Bikers Roundup

Despite some trouble host cities have had in the past, the Boone County Fairgrounds plans to host the National Bikers Roundup on Aug. 3 to 8 because of the economic benefits.

LETTER: The loss of Citizens for Missouri's Children will be felt sharply

Other childrens' services and Missourians must step up to close the gap that loss of Citizens for Missouri's Children will leave.

LETTER: The Bible is not optional

If we force any church to accept even one policy, then true freedom of choice is lost.


Fairgrounds set for Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals

Cowgirls and cowboys competing in the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals don’t arrive at the Boone Country Fairgrounds until Thursday, but a group of select people have been working all week to see that everything runs smoothly when the first rider saddles up.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Critical thinking is necessary to handle our complex world

To reach our full potential, we must rigorously and creatively maximize our thinking in this multidimensional and evolving world.

Kahler hearing delayed until August

The hearing in the murder case against former Columbia official Kraig Kahler was delayed until August to give Kahler's attorneys time to review new discovery documents.

Pilot program increases recycling habits in Columbia

The city implemented a pilot recycling program in February throughout the Parkade, Hunter's Gate and Vanderveen neighborhoods. After three months, the program has created a 10-percent to 14-percent increase in the weight of products being recycled.

Columbia Swim Club wins Show-Me medals

The Columbia Swim Club competed at Show -Me State Games of the Midwest at Hickman High School last weekend winning 43 gold medals, 26 silver medals and 31 bronze medals.

MU researchers look to give ice cream a healthier flair

An MU student and professor are adding ingredients to ice cream to give the treat some healthy benefits.

Fire District board approves new bylaws, debate vehicle decals

The new bylaws require that the district undergo an independent audit of its finances. This mandate was not part of the previous bylaws. The board also voted to ask local design firms to come up with designs for a decal for Fire District vehicles.

State high school rodeo finals begin Thursday

About 75 high school students from across the state will compete in the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals from Thursday through Sunday in Columbia.

Marshalls to move into Circuit City building in Columbia

The discount clothing store plans to move into the vacant building at 1901 Bernadette Drive.

Missouri River Communities Network cancels Canoe for Clean Water

The event was postponed because of flooding. A river education event will take place instead, organizers said.

E. Coli levels cause six Missouri swimming beaches to close

High levels of bacteria prompted Missouri officials to close several beaches for the weekend.

Truck stolen from fisherman at American Legion pond

Columbia police are looking for a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with Missouri license plate 9CB675.

Public hearings during council meeting will focus on Stadium, Business Loop 70 improvements

The new sidewalk on Business Loop 70 corresponds with a new waterline project in the area. The reconstruction around Stadium Boulevard will cost an estimated $19.6 million.

Wagner appointed to Boone Hospital Board of Trustees

The Boone County Commission has selected Robert Wagner, chairman and CEO of Columbia Insurance Group, as the newest member of the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees.

UPDATE: MU discontinues leases for Bambino's, International Cafe downtown

Two Hitt Street restaurants plan to say goodbye to their current locations in November.

Boone Hospital Center to receive award for stroke treatment

The American Heart Association will be presenting an award to the hospital Friday for its stroke care and improvement in the treatment.