Time is up for Columbia Regency mobile home park

NOW: This photograph shows the interior of one of the mobile homes left behind in Columbia Regency mobile home park on Thursday. Some of the homes were either too old or in too poor condition to be moved into another park. Residents of the park were required to move out by April 30 or by Thursday if they had school-age children. Aspen Heights plans to build upscale college student housing in its place.

As of Friday, all residents were required to have left Columbia Regency mobile home park. The park was controversially rezoned in November. Plans call for student apartments to be built in its place.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Regency park mostly empty following Thursday's deadline to move

The deadline for all residents to move out of Columbia Regency mobile home park was Thursday. A series of photos show the park now and scenes from the park in fall 2011 when residents first heard of plans for the park to be closed and student housing to be built in its stead.


Good time for Missouri baseball team to get hot

After struggling at the end of the season, the Tigers found success in the Big 12 tournament to earn a berth in national postseason play. They start NCAA regional play Friday in Tucson, Ariz. 

Maries County pastor sees run for sheriff as an act of faith

Pastor. Chaplain. Sheriff? Meet Mike Bonham, the pastor of a Maries County church and the county chaplain. He's running for Osage County Sheriff, with faith and law enforcement in the balance. 

Special Olympics volunteers share in the athletes' joy

Volunteers play an integral role at the Special Olympics State Summer Games. Whether it's cheering on the athletes, setting up the events or monitoring the health of competitors, volunteers make the games possible.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Nearly 150 years later, its time to honor an important part of American history

Thirty-one veterans from 12 regiments of the Union Army are buried in Columbia Cemetery. Of those, 11 served with the 62nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry.  It's time we honored their contribution.


Keep Columbia Free focuses on EEZ vote in recall effort of First Ward councilman

Exactly 300 signatures of registered First Ward voters will be needed to initiate a recall election.

At EEZ event, state representative urges end to recall of council member

During the meeting, State Representative Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, spoke against personal attacks on Columbia City Council members and efforts to recall Fred Schmidt from the First Ward.


Disc golfers show plenty of enthusiasm

The disc golfers in Columbia have proved to be devout about their sport. The members of the club have been putting in their own time and labor to help keep the courses in top shape.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Save the University of Missouri Press

The hard fact of present-day literary art is that it's the small, independent and university presses who are single-handedly rescuing new and emerging writers from the chaotic neglect of what few major publishing houses remain.

Missouri softball players Thomas, Fleming named All-Americans

Missouri softball players Chelsea Thomas and Ashley Fleming were named All-Americans on Wednesday.

Missouri golfer Jace Long named to PING All-Region team

Long finished in 43rd place at the NCAA Regional Championships in the 2011-12 season after finishing in the top 25 at every other tournament he competed in. Long is the seventh Missouri golfer ever to qualify individually for the regional championships.

Art in the Park to feature more than 100 artists, food, entertainment

Guests will have an opportunity to see, taste and experience the event as artists, food vendors and live entertainers share their talents with Columbia on Saturday and Sunday. .

South Carolina's Spurrier pushes proposal to pay players

SEC coach Steve Spurrier thinks revenue-income sports should share income with student-athletes.

Columbia Fire Department begins hydrant testing this week

Columbia residents might experience temporary problems with water service as the Fire Department begins annual fire hydrant testing. 

Fired St. Louis Rams equipment manager suing for age discrimination

A former St. Louis Rams equipment manager is suing the organization claiming he was fired as a result of age discrimination.


James Martin Kroon traveled in 49 states, served in Air Force

He served in the Air Force for nearly 20 years, retiring with the rank of captain.

Early morning cleanup of Brookside on College brings neighbors' complaints

The noise from the Brookside on College debris cleanup woke one neighbor up early Thursday morning. The majority of the lot has already been cleared.

May could end as third driest on record

May wrapped up with 3.52 inches less than the average rainfall of 4.83 inches. This dry month has only been topped by its predecessors in 1901 and 1911.

James Martin Kroon, Feb. 17, 1957 — May 25, 2012, of Columbia

James Kroon was an avid traveler and had visited every state in the nation except Alaska and was planning a motorcycle tour of Australia and Europe.