MU honors veterans with memorial stone

Kaitria Sievers, member of the Student Unions Program Board, lays a commemorative wreath to honor veterans under the Memorial Union tower on Friday. The Veterans' Wreath Laying Ceremony took place at Memorial Union because of the tradition of paying respect to MU veterans under the tower, dating back to 1926.

The American War Mothers' Memorial was rededicated after 24 years in storage. It has been 81 years since mothers dedicated the memorial stone for 117 MU students who died during World War I.

Despite slow start, Haith and Missouri overcome SEMO in season opener

The Tigers started off slowly against Southeast Missouri State but managed an 83-68 win in their season opener.

WHAT YOU SAID: Ideas for the former Osco Drug store downtown

The old Osco Drug site near the corner of Broadway and Providence has been vacant for seven years. On Thursday, we asked you how you thought the space should be used. 

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students celebrate 11-11-11 with prize-worthy pingpong ball drop

At 11:11 a.m. Friday, 11,111 pingpong balls were dropped from the roof of the MU Bookstore to a crowd waiting to catch them below.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade includes Boone County veterans and other organizations.

Show Me the Errors contest changes its rules

Instead of rewarding the participant with the most errors found, all participants' names will be entered in a drawing, one chance per correction. Part of the prize is changing, too.

Fans support Stephens College women's basketball in home-opening win

The Stars earned a 67-45 victory over the Central Methodist University junior varsity team on Friday night. The crowd was helpful in the Stars victory, especially the group of fans for freshman Haley Kahrs.

Columbia Regency residents remain uncertain about future of mobile home park

The City Council must decide whether to approve the rezoning of Columbia Regency mobile home park. The decision will affect whether trailer owners will receive extra time and money from Aspen Heights to assist their move, or if another mobile home park could come to the property.

J. KARL MILLER: No applause for defecting to the SEC

Missouri's move to the SEC comes at a price: the loss of historic rivalries with former Big 7/8 schools.

After losses, veterans shelter gets a new coat of paint

The Benjamin Moore paint company and local businesses have collaborated to give the Welcome Home Inc. veterans shelter a newly painted living area after its basement flooded last year.

Jefferson City Planned Parenthood to merge with Columbia center

Patients can travel to Columbia to continue seeing their usual provider, or find a new one in Jefferson City. The move will allow the Columbia location to extend its hours.

ROSE NOLEN: Women can't be bystanders in their financial lives

Women should get involved in their family's finances because they never know what might happen in life.

Veterans could receive free parking in Columbia

Veterans who have been issued a Silver Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War, Congressional Medal of Honor or Bronze Star license plate or hangtag would be eligible.

Who is the best basketball player in Missouri history?

Help us finalize our rankings for our bracket featuring the top 32 players in Missouri basketball history.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Not all taxes have to hurt

Millionaires, who rightfully are the target for paying more, want us to think that any changes in the tax code will mean that we'll all be paying more too.

Patriot Guard volunteers ride to honor American heroes

The main mission of the Patriot Guard is attending the funerals of American heroes. The bikers also welcome opportunities to honor active duty and veteran soldiers, as well as first responders – fire, police and emergency medical personnel. The only thing they need is an invitation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Flat Branch Park hosts World Hoop Day celebration

The international hula hooping event is organized annually to call for world peace.

ROCK BRIDGE: New Big Lots store opens

The Chamber of Commerce cut the ceremonial ribbon for opening of the new Big Lots store at Rock Bridge Shopping Center.

Officials reduce Joplin tornado death toll to 161

An error listing a northeastern Oklahoma man among those killed during the May 22 tornado was corrected by the Jasper County coroner ahead of a memorial observance to be held later this month.

Columbia College commemorates fallen soldiers in remembrance roll call

The names of the nearly 6,300 men and women killed in action over the past 10 years were read during this nationwide Veterans Day event.