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Anthony rides managed-growth platform to Fifth Ward victory

Helen Anthony cries during her victory speech to close friends and family at Sophia's restaurant on Tuesday. Anthony beat Glen Ehrhardt in the race for the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. "I would not be here without all of you," she said. "You have all been the wind under my wings. It was quite a fight, but you encouraged me."

Helen Anthony beat Glen Ehrhardt by about 200 votes for a seat on the Columbia City Council.

Fred Schmidt wins bid for First Ward City Council seat

Fred Schmidt, the treasurer for the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Foundation, was elected Tuesday to represent the First Ward on the Columbia City Council.

Voters pass Columbia City Council stipends

Approval of Proposition 1 means that, beginning in 2014, ward representatives will be paid $6,000 a year and the mayor will earn $9,000.

Incumbents, one new candidate elected to Columbia School Board

Newcomer Helen Wade was the top vote-getter. Tom Rose and Jonathan Sessions won re-election.

Proposition 2 passes, finances purchase of Columbia Energy Center

A $49.5 million bond issue to finance the purchase of the Columbia Energy Center was approved by an extremely large margin.

Phil and Matt Pressey's status uncertain with Missouri men's basketball team

Paul Pressey, the father of MU players Phil and Matt Pressey, is a long-time friend of former Missouri coach Mike Anderson, and there has been speculation that the brothers might follow Anderson to Arkansas.

Voters in St. Louis, Kansas City agree to keep earnings taxes

Despite low turnout rates, residents of both cities voted to retain their 1 percent earning taxes. The tax revenue will keep the cities from cutting public services like police and fire departments.

Beckett wins Boone Hospital Board of Trustees seat over incumbent

Jan Beckett, a former surgical intensive care nurse at Boone Hospital Center, won the race against incumbent H. Jerry Murrell with 63.54 percent of the vote.

House Committee passes redistricting plan

After census data showed that Missouri grew at a rate slower than the rest of the country, the state Senate and House approved a redistricting plan that separates Missouri into eight districts rather than nine.

DEAR READER: Editing conference reaffirms Show Me the Errors contest

The American Copy Editors Society conference in  March  bolstered the commitment to making the ColumbiaMissourian.com as error free as possible. Suggestions in the Show me the Errors contest decreased 50 percent from January to March.

MU men's golfers win fourth straight tournament at Mizzou Intercollegiate

The Missouri men’s golf team claimed its fourth tournament victory in a row Tuesday, beating Eastern Michigan by 22 strokes and Nebraska by 23 to win the Mizzou Intercollegiate at the Club at Old Hawthorne.

Rock Bridge girls soccer team upbeat about win over Hannibal

Rock Bridge soccer coach Marc VanDover couldn't help grinning about the Bruins' 4-0 victory over Hannibal on Tuesday night at Rock Bridge.

New Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith introduced to new fans and new team

Frank Haith's introduction to his new team and new fans on Tuesday was the first step in washing away the cloud of criticism that surrounds his hiring as Missouri's new men's basketball coach.

Plans move forward for Columbia Regional Airport runway expansion

The Columbia City Council on Monday approved an engineering firm to provide services for runway expansion and other projects.

Finger Lakes State Park receives federal grant to improve trails

The federal grant aid will help fund trail projects intended to improve conditions of the off-road vehicle portion of the park.

LETTER: Fans should have faith in new MU basketball coach

Frank Haith built a program of integrity at Miami and can do the same at Missouri.

Missouri's first unclaimed property kiosk unveiled in Columbia

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel said the kiosk will make it easier for Missourians to collect unclaimed property.

Columbia Parks and Recreation to host Tons of Trucks

Columbia families will have the chance to experience 50 special trucks and smaller vehicles from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cosmo Park.

Chancellor Brady Deaton surprises fourth professor with Kemper Fellowship

The fourth William T. Kemper Fellowship award went to Elizabeth Chang, an assistant English professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Owners, dogs to help fight cancer at Bark for Life

The fundraising event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at Stephens Lake Park.

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