DEAR READER: The newsroom takes coffee to town

The Missourian expects to hold chats around town and invites the public to attend. Editors want to hear your ideas and complaints about the Missourian, and you might want to air them.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Council still needs to address big questions of city's growth

How do we want our city to grow – up or out? What’s the proper balance between preservation and development?

Missouri men's basketball looking to improve offense before Vanderbilt game

The Tigers hope to solve their shooting woes by taking longer possessions and making better decisions than they did Tuesday against South Carolina.

Missouri swimmers who helped turn around program honored on Senior Night

When Missouri swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh arrived nearly three years ago, he saw plenty of talent in need of cultivation. Dominique Bouchard and Cassie Cunningham, now seniors, helped him turn the program around.

Missouri bowhunters break deer hunting record

Last summer's drought led to a record increase in the number of deer killed during the most recent bowhunting season.

Public hearing on Grasslands road construction set for Thursday

Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday to seek alternative solutions to a road construction project in the Grasslands that would demolish eight homes.

FROM READERS: John Hall shares memories of Stan Musial from around the country

Frequent contributor John Hall shares thoughts and memories of the recently deceased Cardinals legend Stan Musial from friends, family and former minor league baseball players across the country.

No injuries in Thursday night fire at Trapp Law Firm

An attic fire at the Trapp Law Firm was extinguished Thursday night after being called in by a courthouse employee. 

Laddonia man found guilty in home invasion robberies

James Woods was convicted Thursday night on six counts of robbery, burglary and elder abuse. He faces a minimum sentence of 55 years.

Speakers at #Boom conference seek to kindle entrepreneurial fire

Ten speakers presented at the #BOOM Entrepreneurial Event, which incorporated technology and social media.

No students injured in school bus accident

A bus transporting students from Lee Elementary School hit a tree Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Warrants issued for two suspects in connection with gas station armed robbery

The victim received a head injury but was not hospitalized, a police spokesperson said.

City outlines plans for new parkland along Old 63

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting on Jan. 31 to discuss a proposed master plan for the Waters-Moss Wildlife Nature Area on Old 63.

THE GREAT RESET: Will smart machines create a world without work?

Technological advancements have ousted low-skill laborers and prompted increases in education and training for workers throughout history. Economists and researchers warn, however, that the newest wave of automation may be different.

Marion "Roke" Crane enjoyed spending time with his family

Marion "Roke" Crane served in World War II, operated a farm and made time to play games with his family.

Terry Bush, Dec. 24, 1961 to Jan. 23, 2013, of Columbia

Terry Lewis Bush of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan 23. He was 51.

Shirley George remembered for devotion to family, willingness to help

Shirley George of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 24. She was 78.

Doris Wiggins, Dec. 11, 1918 — Jan. 23, 2013, of Columbia

Graveside Services will be held at 1 pm, Monday, January 28, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Marion Crane, March 1, 1922, to Jan. 22, 2013, of Columbia

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Home from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. with a service immediately following.

Shirley George, Jan. 31, 1934 — Jan. 24, 2013