REDI, city advisory board representatives discuss EEZ with neighborhood delegates

Columbia residents meet with representatives of Regional Economic Development Inc. and the chair of a city advisory board in an informational session designed to answer questions and gather input on new proposed boundaries for Enhanced Enterprise Zones.

School board debates contracting custodial services at Battle High School

With Battle High School expected to open in 2013, the board is considering contracting custodial services, which is projected to save the district $254,104 annually, according to the district's proposed budget planning. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Seniors take to the lanes with Sunshine league bowling

The Senior Sunshine league bowls every Monday throughout the winter.

Owners of fairy-tale house open it for rent as guesthouse

The historic Creekstone Cottage at 121 West Blvd. N. is open to the public for the first time in 100 years.

Gertrude Dawson worked as surgical nurse, treated children with polio

Mrs. Dawson worked with children suffering from polio as a public nurse. The state of Missouri trained her to fly a Cessna aircraft so she could treat children living on isolated farms in the state.


Gertrude Dawson's ashes will be spread Oct. 20 at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Paris, Mo.

Columbia unaffected by meningitis outbreak in nine states

Columbia hospitals do not use the steroid that is said to have caused the fungal meningitis outbreak in nine states. 

Time lapse video: Missouri-Vanderbilt game

The time lapse was assembled from 2,000 still images and compiled into a video to show the entire game from beginning to end.

Proposition A would amend governance of St. Louis police

The ballot issue would eliminate a board of police commissioners appointed by the governor and give the city of St. Louis local control.


FROM READERS: Dance Marathon Miracle Kid plays princess for a day

Mahir Khan met Jayla Kemp, a Mizzou Dance Marathon Miracle Kid, and instantly knew they would be friends.

Urban chicken farmers appreciate fresh eggs, feathery antics

Two years after a city ordinance amendment allowed hens to be raised in the city, Mary Stilwell is teaching a growing number of interested people how to raise chickens.


Hot summer causes spike in electric and water usage

The summer's consistent hot and dry weather caused electricity and water consumption to increase from May through August.

High crop prices will balance Missouri's low corn, soybean yields

The severe summer drought in Missouri caused a drop in crop yields in 2012, but experts predict farm income to be higher than the previous eight-year average.

City officials consider projects to ease congestion on Providence Road

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Helen Anthony said the most prominent plan would raze two houses along Providence Road to build a new road connecting Bingham and Burnam roads.

Columbia School Board to consider enrollment, new substitute teacher plan at Monday meeting

The Columbia School Board will address elementary school enrollment at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Neil C. Aslin Administration Building, 1818 W. Worley St.

Sasser seizes opportunities for Missouri football team

Bud Sasser 6-foot-2, 215 pound sophomore receiver from Denton, Texas, led Missouri in receiving in Saturday's loss to Vanderbilt.

Cardinals rout Nationals to tie NLDS

St. Louis chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday that tied their National League division series at one game apiece.

Northern lights predicted as possibility Thursday

There is a chance that the northern lights will be visible in Columbia on Thursday. The show of lights could produce shades of violet, yellow and blue in the sky.

PHOTO GALLERY: Trailside Cafe provides food and fixes for bikers

Trailside Cafe and Bike shop caters to bike fans on the Rocheport portion of the Katy  Trail.

FROM READERS: Despite a disappointing debate, Americans should still vote

Despite a disappointing first presidential debate, citizens should still show up to the polls on Election Day to support a candidate.

TELL US: Will higher cigarette costs motivate people to stop smoking?

We want to hear your thoughts about new proposed cigarette tax increase.