Rock Bridge's 'big dog' and 'llama' — Ryan Kreklow completes family basketball tradition

Rock Bridge freshman Ryan Kreklow looks past a Helias defender for an open teammate during a game at Rock Bridge High School on Friday. Former Missouri basketball player Ricky Kreklow is Ryan Kreklow's older brother. Ryan Kreklow showed similar strengths as his brother on the court, scoring thirteen points against Helias.

Ryan Kreklow is the youngest sibling in a Columbia family of athletes and coaches.

City Council approves annexation of planned subdivision near Battle High School

Plans for Somerset Village moved forward at Monday's council meeting as the city agreed to allow developers to connect to city sewer lines. The development group must now submit a zoning plan to Boone County for approval.

Owner says renovated Tiger Hotel will be ready for True/False guests

The film festival organizers say they're wary of delays in the construction schedule, and have made arrangements at other area hotels, too.

Meet the 2012 Columbia School Board candidates

Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Columbia School Board. Click through to read the thumbnail profiles of the candidates.


Missouri men's basketball team holds at No. 3 in polls

Kentucky, Syracuse and Missouri remained the top three teams in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls.

Planned subdivision would bring housing, businesses near Battle High School

St. Charles Road Development LLC has released preliminary plans for a mixed-use subdivision near Battle High School that would allow development to occur under county standards until the area is formally annexed into the city.

PHOTO GALLERY: Activists visit MU to discuss Reggie Clemons case, justice system

Activists addressed students about the death penalty and the case of Reggie Clemons, who was convicted of murder in 1991, on Monday at MU's John K. Hulston Hall. Clemons will seek exoneration after his March 5 hearing.

SEC to bring significant changes to Missouri athletics, Memorial Stadium

The move to the Southeastern Conference will bring many changes, including increased ticket prices, new uniforms, increased accessible parking spaces and resurfacing of Faurot Field.

City Council considers fee for utility payments made with credit cards

The fee would help offset processing fees the city incurs when residents charge utility payments. Such charges cost the city $462,649 in fiscal year 2011.

Downtown Columbia's Boone Tavern, Bleu restaurant to share space

Bleu restaurant will move to Boone Tavern's location on Eighth and Walnut streets. The restaurants will share the space in a capacity that hasn't yet been determined.

PHOTO GALLERY: An MU welcome for UM System President Tim Wolfe, family

Tim Wolfe and his family met MU faculty and students, as well as Columbia residents, at a reception hosted by MU Chancellor Brady Deaton on Monday in Memorial Union. Wolfe, the new president for the University of Missouri System, took office Feb. 15.

Central Missouri Humane Society announces new executive director

Kimberly Sherlaw, expected to begin March 12, has held positions in nonprofit administration and community development for 16 years, including leadership roles at two societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

TreeKeepers volunteer effort gears up for another season in Columbia

TreeKeepers work to improve community parks, while increasing a local knowledge base of caring for trees, leaving a lasting impression on the participants.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Supreme Court not upholding equal justice under law

The U.S. Supreme Court is failing to protect its own precedents and maintain the uniformity of federal law across the nation as circuit courts are applying federal laws differently. With this failure comes the corrosion of federal legitimacy.

Volunteers serve a record number of hours for the third year in a row

Columbia volunteers stepped up the amount of time they spent volunteering in various programs in fiscal year 2011. City officials list new programs, a growing population and an increase in the number of master's level students as reasons for the increase in services hours.

Mizzou Advantage names first visiting professional

Glen Nowak of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will arrive at MU in the next few weeks to work on a Mizzou Advantage initiative called "Media of the Future."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tiger Transit Movement seeking solutions

The Tiger Transit Movement is working with the city manager's office to explore how other college transit systems are self-sustaining without "overburdening" the students.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Major League Baseball, spring training is under way

Baseball teams are preparing for the 2012 season, with pitchers and catchers reporting to training camp in the past few days. The St. Louis Cardinals' pitchers and catchers reported Saturday to Jupiter, Fla., while the Kansas City Royals' waited until Monday to start training in Tempe, Ariz.

Missouri women's basketball freshmen making mark in recent games

Freshman Morgan Eye was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Tuesday, and freshman point guard Kyley Simmons has recently found her shooting touch.

Edwards wins pole for season-opening Daytona 500

The Columbia native, who lost last season's championship, thinks he's driving the best race car he has had at Daytona.