Peck Ranch refuge to close for elk restoration

Conservation officials said the closing that began Monday runs through June and also bars hikers and motor vehicle tours.

Tim Evans awarded first Kemper Fellowship of 2013

Evans, an MU toxicology professor, received the award for teaching excellence and a $10,000 check as he was teaching a class Monday morning.

City Council approves funding for new armored vehicle

The council agreed to the use of about $227,000 in local revenue and police forfeiture funds to purchase the vehicle for the Columbia Police Department.

Catcher's voice keeps Missouri pitchers dialed in

Dylan Kelly, a junior college transfer from Roswell, Ga., emerged as Missouri’s starting catcher after a three-way competition in the preseason. His intensity behind the plate has quickly made him a favorite among the pitching staff.

Two long goals highlight Tolton-Southern Boone girls soccer game

Tolton's Andrea Wikle scored a 30-yard goal Monday against Southern Boone, but the Trialblazers still lost 4-1. 

Hickman boys tennis team routs Helias in preparation for Rock Bridge

Hickman defeated Helias 8-1 in their first match of the season Monday at Cosmo Park. They face three-time defending state champions Rock Bridge on Thursday.  

Warm Springs Ranch opens, allowing visitors a tour of the Budweiser Clydesdales home

A recent Budweiser commercial has Warm Springs Ranch expecting to exceed last year's total number of visitors.


GENE ROBERTSON: Columbia needs leaders to make smart decisions

Columbia's decision-makers and professionals need to seek a positive, qualitative difference in the lives of all of our residents — not just a few.

Jo Sapp posthumously presented with 2013 Lang Award

Mayor Bob McDavid presented the award to Sapp's family, who accepted on her behalf at Monday's Columbia City Council meeting. The award recognizes those who have provided outstanding service to the city of Columbia. 

Joel Lloyd Haley remembered for hard work, commitment to community

Mr. Haley owned Bourn Feed & Supply Inc. and was deeply involved in Columbia and the surrounding communities, especially through Boone County 4-H and area FFA chapters.

Kyley Simmons announces transfer from Missouri women's basketball team

Sophomore Kyley Simmons, who split time at the point guard position with freshman Lianna Doty this season, will transfer from the Tigers' women's basketball program, the team announced Monday.

Rock Bridge, Hickman golf teams use Columbia Classic to measure depth

For the Bruins and Kewpies boys golf teams, Monday's tournament was a chance for junior varsity players to play in a varsity tournament.

UPDATE: Two men in custody in connection with string of crimes in Randolph County

The two men are suspected of being linked to a death, two shootings, an assault, a vehicle fire, a vehicle and gun theft, and a Walmart theft.

Richard Kinman Dixon, Oct. 1, 1927 — March 20, 2013, of Columbia

Richard Dixon enjoyed photography, gardening and hiking.

Missouri men's basketball's Bell to participate in dunk contest

Former Missouri men's basketball guard Keion Bell will participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship at 6 p.m. Thursday at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.

Postal Service seeks input on plans for Columbia mail processing center

The public is invited to discuss ideas for the center during a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Missouri men's basketball to hold award banquet

The Missouri men's basketball team is inviting fans to attend its award banquet at Mizzou Arena on April 15. The event will start at 7 p.m., and doors will open at 6:15 p.m.


Joel Lloyd Haley, Jan. 1, 1953 — March 30, 2013, of Columbia

Joel Lloyd Haley was a supporter of many community activities, charities and locally owned businesses.

Arbor Day tree giveaway will be held April 6

Close to 1,000 bare-root seedlings will be distributed. Twelve species will be available, and people will be able to take two trees of different species.

Council to consider Grindstone Break Time, armored car for police

The proposed construction of a convenience store at Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road is unpopular among some neighbors but was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The armored personnel carrier would cost more than $200,000.