Historic scale returns to Boone County National Bank

A historic scale sits in the lobby of Boone County National Bank on East Broadway on Tuesday. The scale, first installed in 1917, was returned to the bank after being removed to be refurbished six months ago.

Six months ago, crews removed the historic scale so it could be refurbished while the bank went through extensive renovations. In August, it was returned to its original home at the bank.

Missouri state parks draw more visitors

As Missouri state parks attract more visitors from in and out of state, various organizations are promoting an increase in the maintenance budget.

Before Georgia, coach Mark Richt almost found a home in Columbia

Twelve years ago, Georgia coach Mark Richt interviewed for Missouri's head coaching job. As his team prepares to play Missouri on Saturday, Richt still has fond memories of Columbia.

FROM READERS: Kelly Needham's life remembered

MU student Hannah Cusack shares her memories of her lifelong friend and classmate Kelly Needham who died in a car accident in Wisconsin on Aug. 18.

Baggett hoping first field goal for Missouri football team comes soon

Missouri redshirt freshman place-kicker Andrew Baggett did not get to test his leg much in Saturday's game. His work consisted of nine extra point attempts. He missed one of the nine.

Beth Nybeck's design recommended for Short Street garage art

The Commission on Cultural Affairs voted unanimously to recommend Kansas City artist Beth Nybeck's "Tidal Murmur" design for an art sculpture outside the parking garage being built on Short Street.

Authors send letter to President Tim Wolfe to reinstate former UM Press editor

If former press editor-in-chief Clair Willcox is not reinstated, the authors said they may take legal action to regain the publication rights to their works.

MU student is youngest Missouri delegate at Democratic convention

Matt Tharp, 20, has never voted for a presidential candidate, but this year he plans to vote for President Barack Obama twice, once as a representative of Missouri's 9th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention and again at the polls in November.

Columbia midwife assists hundreds of births in Thailand

The documentary "Guerrilla Midwife" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Unity of Columbia.

Hickman starting the year strong with block scheduling

The new block schedule has given Hickman students fewer but longer classes each day. While the students and facility say they are enjoying the new schedule, a shorter lunch period seems to be an issue.

J. KARL MILLER: Romney, Ryan and Republican National Convention are highlights for GOP

There is a choice on the November ballot — what is past is past. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan bring values of faith, family and choice to America.

DAVID ROSMAN: Inhumanity has plagued much of the GOP leadership

There have been recent examples of the lack of morals, whether Christian, Jewish, Islamic or secular humanist, exemplifying the GOP’s lack of understanding of right versus wrong.



CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: Clinton brings down the house, Obama makes an appearance

The second day of the Democratic National Convention featured impassioned speeches from former President Bill Clinton, Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren, as well as an appearance by the president.

Positive attitude bolsters redshirt freshman on Missouri women's golf team

Despite dealing with a difficult situation at home, Michelle Butler, the highest ranked women's golf recruit Missouri has had, remains upbeat and is looking forward to the new season.

Volunteers give old racing dogs new homes

After their racing careers are over, retired greyhounds are often put down or abandoned. Vikki Brown and Rescued Racers work to find these animals permanent, loving homes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Families should have access to affordable child care

Working Missouri parents depend on child care to get and keep a job. Each week, more than 280,000 Missouri children under age 5 and 73,000 ages 5 to 14 are in the care of someone other than their parents.

FROM READERS: A guide to staying safe at parties

MU's Wellness Resource Center offers tips on staying safe at parties and making sure you get invited back.

Street repairs to begin Monday in north Columbia

Streets will remain open during construction, which is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. every day next week.

Hickman, Rock Bridge tie in three-team match against Jefferson City

Patricia De Castro was the top medalist in the girl's golf competition at The Club of Old Hawthorne golf course.

Hickman volleyball team looking for bounce-back season

With a young roster, Hickman volleyball coach Greg Gunn will rely on the team's three seniors to help lead them to a district win.