Transfers, feeder schools among concerns at school redistricting forum

Parents and committee members expressed concern about transfer policies and feeder schools under the five possible redistricting plans for Columbia Public Schools.

Voters approve new sales tax for downtown Columbia

A new half-cent sales tax on all retail sales downtown was approved by voters on Tuesday.  The new tax takes effect April 1 and is estimated to generate about $300,000 per year initially.

Missouri football team will play eight-game SEC schedule

The Missouri football team will play an eight-game SEC schedule. The exact format of the schedule has not been determined but the transition team will be submitting possible options to the conference's athletic directors soon. 

Brock leads MU women's basketball team to victory over UMSL

Senior BreAnna Brock added 29 points and six blocks in Missouri's 62-48 exhibition win over Missouri-St. Louis.

Missouri's offense passing through a new phase

A lot of the offense has changed for the Tigers football team this season. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is fond of saying that each of his quarterbacks has a different style both on and off the field.

Campaign for outdoor farmers market pavilion faces low funding

Sustainable Farms and Communities had raised about $150,000 in cash and $150,000 in pledges to build an outdoor pavilion for the Columbia Farmers' Market. It risks losing some of the pledged money if the project doesn't get underway soon. 

Molly Kreklow's competitive nature a family trait

Sophomore setter Molly Kreklow doesn't shy away from showing how she feels after a Missouri loss. Her competitive nature stems from her family.

Medal of Honor recipient Giunta visits MU

Salvatore Giunta, the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, told the story of the night he earned his medal — the night the bullets seemed to outnumber the stars.

Rock Bridge senior hits trifecta on college entrance exams

Rock Bridge High School senior Christina Wang achieved a perfect score trifecta on the PSAT, SAT and ACT.

Columbia City Council fines Kroenke for zoning violation

The Kroenke Group will be fined $250 per day for operating a temporary construction storage site that is violating city zoning codes.

LIVE: School boundaries forum from West Junior High School

The Missourian is live-blogging the third community forum on changing public school boundaries in Columbia. Tonight, we're at West Junior High School. For background, read our previous coverage.

MU students reflect on effects of Greece's economic turmoil

Theodosios Diplas, an MU student from Greece, has felt the effects of Greece's economic crisis. The difficulty of studying and living in Greece pushed him to move to the U.S. to continue his education.

Girls, with dads in tow, bridge gender gap in hunting

Although hunting numbers continue to decrease across the nation, more younger women are picking up hunting with their families.

Congregation Beth Shalom members volunteer at the Bluffs

Members of Congregation Beth Shalom of Columbia visited the Bluffs nursing facility to distribute pictures and flowers to the residents as a part of their social-action plan.

Win against Rolla sends Rock Bridge boys soccer to state quarterfinals

Rock Bridge junior Ryan Stanowski was involved in all three of his team's goals in the Bruins 3-1 win against Rolla on Tuesday night at Rock Bridge High School.

Columbia College volleyball advances in AMC tournament

The Cougars' teamwork showed Tuesday night in their three-set victory over Benedictine-Springfield.

PARKADE: Teens get 'The Scoop' on healthy lifestyles

"The Scoop" event advised eighth- and ninth-graders on how to pursue healthy lifestyles during their school years. Teens heard health messages from college-age individuals.

UM System faculty, staff to receive upgraded email system

After moving to the new Microsoft Exchange 2010 server, email users will have a larger mailbox—15 gigabytes, compared to two gigabytes now.

Peanut shortage causes peanut butter prices to soar

The price of peanut butter is rising sharply because of peanut shortage and increased consumption.

ROSE NOLEN: Let's be as smart as the tools we use

The government should take action to bring more attention to the dangers of texting and driving.