DNR letter questions city process on Providence-Grasslands street project

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has put its review of the city road project on hold, saying that homes slated for demolition may have historic value and that the city provided an inadequate report on its plans.

MU students honor elders at traditional Thai New Years festival

The MU Thai Student Association hosted a Songkran festival in Stotler Lounge Thursday afternoon. A Buddhist monk was among the guests at the celebration. 

Hickman baseball loses to Francis Howell in battle of bats

The Kewpies were able to keep pace early, but the Vikings built a lead in the fourth inning and didn't look back.

UM curators urge agreement on Medicaid expansion in Missouri

In a unanimous vote, the curators agreed to urge the General Assembly and Gov. Jay Nixon to reach an agreement on whether to accept money from the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Company offers options to residents displaced by Ash Street fire

Mills Apartments, the owner of Ash Street Place, is allowing residents of apartments rendered uninhabitable by the fire to finish their leases at other buildings owned by the company.

Junior pitcher uses knuckleball to establish identity on Hickman baseball team

Primarily a second baseman, Hickman's Brian Montgomery has added pitching to his repertoire with the strength of his knuckleball.  

GEORGE KENNEDY: McDavid and new City Council must be more collaborative

We shouldn’t rule out the possibility that the reshaped council will, at least occasionally, live up to Columbia’s new official slogan — “What you unexpect.”

Columbia College softball splits doubleheader with Harris-Stowe

The Cougars came back from a 4-2 loss in the first game and won the next one 11-0 in five innings.

Redshirt freshman Carlie Rose helps Missouri softball beat Arkansas

Despite a high batting average, redshirt freshman Carlie Rose is not pleased with her hitting this season, but she keeps a positive attitude and works hard for playing time.

Lauren Rundquist wins #BOOM Bounce Competition, an event that encourages entrepreneurship

Eighteen students and young professionals participated in the competition, which was organized by Regional Economic Development Inc.

Ashwath Kumar makes season debut for Hickman boys tennis

Hickman boys tennis player Ashwath Kumar, a junior, rejoined the Kewpies and recorded two singles victories against Joplin High Schooland Christian Brothers College High School on Friday. 

Barbara Toalson brought love of music into every area of life

A lifelong member of First Baptist Church, she sang in the choir her husband directed. She also taught music for Columbia Public Schools and fostered a creative, artistic household for her children.

FROM READERS: What to do when visiting Columbia for the first time

Melinda Schnyder, a former Columbia resident, gives her advice on where to eat, drink and what to do outside if you are a first-time visitor to Columbia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's pay gap is an important issue for families

In Missouri, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid. This wage gap costs the average American full-time woman worker between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career.

Missouri baseball gives up early leads, falls to third-ranked Vanderbilt

The Tigers lost the first game in a three-game series 11-5 after taking an early lead. 

Edwardsville boys tennis edges out Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge and Edwardsville boys tennis overcame the cold to provide an entertaining match that a tiebreaker decided.

Broadway Christian Church garage sale celebrates 25th anniversary

Every year since 1989, the church has hosted the spring garage sale to benefit the housing project initiative by the Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity. More than $250,000 has been raised during this period.

Barbara Barton Toalson, March 2, 1933 - April 10, 2013, of Columbia

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at First Baptist Church.

Blue Jays beat Royals but lose Jose Reyes

The Blue Jays' Jose Reyes drove in a pair of runs before getting carted off in the sixth inning with a sprained left ankle, and Toronto beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4 Friday.

Cardinals nip Brewers 2-0, spoil Lohse's return

Rookie Shelby Miller allowed one hit in seven innings, a single by Norichika Aoki to open the game, and the St. Louis Cardinals had just enough to spoil Kyle Lohse's first start as a visitor since 2007 in a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.