Local taxidermists prepare for the 2012-13 hunting season

Taxidermists are entering their busy season as wildlife hunting seasons kick off.

Hunting seasons for most of Missouri’s wildlife take place between September and January, keeping taxidermists busy even after the season ends.

Helen Anthony tenders resignation from Columbia City Council

Helen Anthony said that her proudest accomplishments were the work she has done on the Columbia Imagined Comprehensive Plan and the traffic improvements she's helped bring to her ward.

See who funds the local candidates' campaigns

An interactive database produced by the Missourian shows what committees, businesses and people are contributing money to local candidates running for state legislative seats and Boone County offices.

Waters thankful for support after injury in Missouri-Alabama football game

Saturday’s result certainly did not endear the Tigers to their top-ranked opponent, but Missouri tight end Eric Waters’ injury late in the game served as an example of how opposing fans can look past their allegiances to acknowledge something more important.

City Council passes six-month moratorium on electronic signs

The Columbia City Council voted to establish a six-month period that prohibits electronic signs with flashing messages inside of building display cases or windows. 

Woman sentenced to five years' probation, alcohol treatment program after 2011 car crash that injured son

Elizabeth Klaus pleaded guilty in August to one count of second-degree assault for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol resulting in an injury, and one count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

MFA withdraws rezoning request for Rock Quarry Break Time location

Attorney for MFA Oil says Columbia City Council members were leaning against the idea.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Covering the achievement gap in Columbia's schools

Education reporter Elizabeth Scheltens talks about a story she did on the achievement gap and how the community can help her with similar stories she is working on.

Dictation software for MU Health Care to cut costs, human error

From the doctor's voice to the computer screen: Records will be immediately available within MU Health Care.

Squarepeg ceramics art studio offers more than just clay

Squarepeg's owner, artist and artisan, Peg Craig, invites students into more than just an art studio. It's also a relaxing home away from home.


MU student brings passion to his ceramics

Bill Wilkey came to MU to pursue his fascination of ceramics, but what he found was a community. 

Teresa Hensley seeks 'across the aisle' solutions for 4th Congressional District

Teresa Hensley is challenging incumbent Republican Vicky Hartzler, who unseated Democrat Ike Skelton following a 33-year run. She believes that partisan divisions are to blame for Congress' current impasse.

Incumbent Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler seeks second term in new district

The Republican Vicky Hartzler faces Democrat challenger Teresa Hensley for the newly redrawn 4th Congressional District. Hartzler explained that if she is re-elected, her "undo list" will focus on areas that need strengthening.

Stephens volleyball overcomes two set deficit to defeat Central Methodist

In the fifth and final set, Stephens was down early 7-11, but managed an impressive comeback and won 17-15 to claim victory.

Two Columbia youth win NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competitions

Eryn Puett won the girls 10 to 11 age group, and Joseph Lucke won the boys 14 to 15 age group. Both are now eligible to advance to team championships in December.

Democrats hold financial lead over Republicans in Missouri races

Democrats had large financial advantages in every statewide race except for lieutenant governor.

Study focuses on Missouri River vulnerabilities

The report says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could to manage the 2011 flooding on the Missouri River. However, more repairs, research and monitoring are needed for the future, the study says.

Alabama defense stays stingy

The Crimson Tide held Missouri to 3 yards rushing last weekend and has five interceptions and eight sacks in the past two games.

Film on hazardous computer waste to screen at Stephens College

"Terra Blight" explores the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and their potential afterlife  as hazardous waste.

Homecoming Blood Drive hopes to collect 5,000 units of blood

MU students hope to collect 5,000 pints of blood, which has the potential to save 15,000 lives.