Columbia School Board approves teacher's union contract

A proposed gun policy, which would allow two district employees to carry concealed handguns, was also discussed.

Six Boone County congregations gather to support Medicaid expansion

Some of the faith leaders recounted stories of church members who had health problems that could be solved by Medicaid expansion.

Rock Bridge sophomore golfer earns spot with Bruins at state championship

Quick improvement helped Sam Harrison move from a novice to a member of the Rock Bridge boys varsity golf team that is competing Monday and Tuesday at the Class 4 state championships.

First inning mistakes play role in Hickman baseball loss to Rock Bridge

A sloppily played first inning resulted in seven Rock Bridge runs, all the Bruins needed to end the Kewpies' postseason. 

Despite losing starters, Rock Bridge baseball prevails over Hickman in district semifinal

Losing its starting catcher in the first inning wasn’t the only obstacle Rock Bridge had to overcome in a 7-3 victory over Hickman on Monday in the semifinals of the Class 5, District 9 tournament.

Rock Bridge golf in contention after first round of state championships

The Rock Bridge High School boys golf team is in fourth place after the first day of the MSHSAA Boys Golf Championship on Monday at the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield.



Sunday paragliding accident leaves Columbia man with broken femur

Olivier Limacher was transported to University Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Monday evening.

$5 million, 5.5-mile water main planned for northeast Columbia

The water main would be located north of Interstate 70 and just east of U.S. 63.

More residents join Ash Street fire lawsuit, obtain restraining order

Residents of Ash Street Place apartments who were forced to move out after an April 9 fire have gone to court to stop the complex's owner from destroying their belongings. The owner claims the belongings may be contaminated by asbestos, but the residents want proof.

New commission selected to govern mental health tax

The Boone County Children's Commission will have nine members who will serve staggered terms. The tax is expected to generate an estimated $5.4 million per year.

Temporary 'parklet' to decorate downtown through Friday

A parklet is a small man-made green space that converts parking spaces into a temporary park.


Final boarding call for Frontier Airlines

Popular flights to and from Orlando, Fla., end after six months. Southwest and United Airlines keep coming up as suggested replacements.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Parks and Recreation reports progress

The Parks and Recreation Department releases a summary of progress made on capital improvement projects four times a year.

UM System's strategic plan draft involves collaboration among campuses

The actions include sharing faculty across campuses, opening a federal relations office in Washington, D.C., and creating a central bank that would be used to fund programs and other investments. The UM System has asked each campus to give feedback on specific actions proposed in the document by Thursday.

Hickman girls soccer tops Rock Bridge in district semifinal

The Hickman girls soccer team beat Rock Bridge 2-1 in double overtime Monday in the semifinals of the Class 3, District 9 tournament in Sedalia.

Jones, Swift bounce back for Rock Bridge boys tennis at sectionals

Both Rock Bridge doubles teams advanced to the state tournament with wins Monday in the Class 2 Section 5 sectionals. 

Drama teacher Joyce Walker devoted her life to students, family

A longtime drama teacher at Hickman High School, Joyce Anne Walker directed plays and coached competitive speech and drama.

Jon Engleking of Columbia reported missing

Jon Engleking was last seen heading downtown on Stadium Boulevard on a red Trek bicycle around 4 p.m. on May 6, his mother Peggy Engleking said.

Columbia man pleads guilty to '99 MU rape

Marvin Leslie Jones of Columbia pleaded guilty Monday in Boone County Circuit Court to two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of forcible rape.

Margaret A. Misiak made giving back a priority

Margaret A. Misiak of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was 83.