Commissioner Elkin scheduled for active Guard duty

Boone County's government will be "severely handicapped" if no one is appointed to replace Ed Robb by December, Skip Elkin said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cowboy preaches through horse training

About 180 people showed up to hear horse whisperer David Kenyon preach at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church.

Columbia City Council measures size of Short Street Garage demand

Design options for the garage will be reviewed further and discussed during a public hearing, slated for the council's Oct. 3 meeting. Alternative design bids could include an extra half- or full-level of parking.

Rock Bridge alum Millard plays role in Sooners' win over Tigers

Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard, a 2009 Rock Bridge graduate, made two impressive runs against Missouri in Saturday's game in Norman, Okla.

Gold Star luminary ceremony honors mothers of soldiers killed in action

The families of two service members killed in the line of duty were present at Sunday's event at Stephens Lake Park.

Hard to slow down Hickman softball team's center fielder

Despite a broken foot, the Kewpies' Sydney Washington continues to run, using her speed on the bases to help her team.

LOOKING BACK: In Robb's career, 'a zeal for economics'

Ed Robb moved to Columbia to take a position as director of MU's new Economic Research Center in 1972. Last year, Robb beat Democrat J. Scott Christianson by a margin of 528 votes to become presiding commissioner.

Water and Light to host open house on power line routes

The open house will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gentry Middle School.

City Council interviews three Planning and Zoning Commission candidates

The Columbia City Council interviewed Brent Brown, James Downey and Rusty Strodtman on Monday for a vacancy on the  Planning and Zoning Commission.

Four trial maps remain in ward reapportion process; to be presented at next City Council meeting

Trial D has been considered the most controversial map because it has been unpopular at public hearings and does not currently meet the requirements for redrawing wards outlined in the city's charter.

Columbia College freshman volleyball player can't contain enthusiasm

As the Cougars' only freshman player, Jordan Reid does not expect to start, but clearly appreciates the adrenaline rush she gets whenever she is on the volleyball court.

Missouri Senate committee to investigate Mamtek's failed economic project

A state government committee has been approved to investigate Mamtek, a manufacturer of artificial sweetener in Moberly. The company missed a payment and received a downgraded credit rating by Standard & Poor's.

J. KARL MILLER: Taxing the rich is not the solution

The divisive measure might be effective in campaigning, but it would not be a substitute for fixing the current tax code.

DOWNTOWN: Volunteers help The Wardrobe aid low-income families

Volunteers from First Baptist Church helped replace summer garments with winter clothing.

Missouri's Silver Haired Legislature recommends more funding for senior meal program

The Silver Haired Legislature, an informal body advocating for senior citizens, chose increasing and restoring funding for meal programs as the most important issue it would like to present to the Missouri General Assembly in 2012. 


PHOTO GALLERY: Artists paint, draw in downtown Columbia

Artists, including students enrolled in an art class at MU, took to Ninth Street on Monday to work on their paintings and drawings.

Remembering Boone County Presiding Commisioner Ed Robb

People who worked with Ed Robb, who died Saturday, remembered him as an intelligent man with a passion for numbers, economic theory and Boone County.


PARKADE: Phoenix Programs aims to 'make noise' and raise community awareness

The program attempts to aid the perception of a halfway house by planning neighborhood events.

MU student starts Autism Speaks group on campus

Inspired by her brother who has autism, an MU freshman decided to start a chapter of Autism Speaks U on campus, which raises awareness and money for autism.

Missouri River Relief celebrates 10th anniversary with Big Muddy cleanup

A cleanup event in Jefferson City is part of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep, an ongoing effort to clean the banks of the Missouri River between St. Louis and Kansas City.