Historic Preservation Commission supports preservation of Niedermeyer building

Columbia Historic Preservation Commission member Debby Cook looks on during a commission meeting Thursday. The commission discussed the potential demolition of the Niedermeyer building, located at 920 E. Cherry Street.

The Historic Preservation Commission also raised questions about the application for a demolition permit.

MU student begins intervention program for girls at Lange Middle School

MU student Stacy Stewart launched Desire to Aspire as an after-school program at Lange Middle School.

Stores in downtown Columbia show better sales compared to last year

Of 10 downtown businesses along Broadway and Ninth Street, eight reported better numbers than last year.

2012 called state's warmest year on record

MU climatologist Pat Guinan said December temperatures ran well above normal, punctuating a year dominated by usually high temperatures and drought.

Missouri women's basketball falls hard in SEC opener

No. 10 Georgia beat Missouri 77-46 on Thursday night in the Tigers' first Southeastern Conference game.

'Fiscal cliff' legislation a win for wind energy in mid-Missouri

ABB's business could benefit from increases in demand for wind energy because every wind turbine needs a transformer, said Gene Cobb, union president at ABB.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Don't expect much to change in Missouri legislature

The struggle to come in the city of Jefferson is already taking shape.

Loss doesn't deter Missouri women's basketball team

The Missouri women's basketball team concluded its nonconference slate with a 72-69 loss Saturday at Memphis. The 11-3 Tigers remain optimistic, though, heading into their first Southeastern Conference game Thursday at No. 10 Georgia.

Online utility bill payment unavailable over the weekend

Online bill payment will be unavailable this weekend during scheduled maintenance. 

GOP committee seeks nominations for annual Dr. Edward H. Robb Award

Boone County's Republican Central Committee is seeking nominations for the annual award in remembrance of Dr. Edward H. Robb. 

MU Extension Council election in progress

The council provides input to the MU Extension educational programing in Boone County. Any adult Boone County resident can vote.


Helen Irene Hathman enjoyed making crafts, quilting

Helen Irene Hathman of Columbia died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. 

Steve Simpson loved watching UFO movies, NASCAR racing

Steve Ray Simpson Sr. died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, watching UFO movies and NASCAR racing.

Steve Ray Simpson, Sr., April 3, 1954 — Dec. 31, 2012, of Columbia

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Helen Irene Hathman, March 5, 1919 — Jan. 2, 2013, of Columbia

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Columbia College men's basketball wins 15th straight

The Columbia College men’s basketball team  won 70-56 over Williams Baptist in its American Midwest Conference opener Thursday in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Columbia College women's basketball rolls in AMC opener

The Cougars won 58-36 over Williams Baptist in the American Midwest Conference regular season opener for both teams on Thursday night in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Martian rock from Sahara desert unlike others

Not only is it older than most, it also contains more water, tests showed. The baseball-size meteorite, estimated to be 2 billion years old, is strikingly similar to the volcanic rocks examined on the Martian surface by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

New fiscal tax law packed with breaks for businesses

In all, more than 50 temporary tax breaks were renewed through 2013, saving businesses and individuals about $76 billion.

Missouri Supreme Court considers discipline for judge

Judge Barbara Peebles' mistakes could warrant admonishment or a public reprimand, but taking away her position as an associate circuit court judge would be too harsh, said her attorney, Ronnie White.