Skateboarders show off tricks at Shred Fest

Skateboards preformed tricks during the Shred Fest at the Cosmo Skate Park on Saturday. The Blue Springs Pilot Club was giving away free helmets to promote skateboard and bicycle safety.

Skateboarders from ages five through 25 participated in the ninth annual Shred Fest at Cosmopolitan Park.

Former Bosnian political refugee among graduates of MU High School

Amir Dizdarevic received his diploma from MU High School on Saturday afternoon. The 26-year-old had dropped out of school more than 10 years ago.

Missouri House committee to examine ways to prevent the spread of CWD

Chronic wasting disease is a fatal illness that causes brain degeneration. There have been 10 confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer in Missouri.


DEAR READER: Museums may turn out to be the story of the summer

The controversy over the move of the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Art and Archeology may prove to be the “hits” of the summer. Or “page views,” in more acceptable Web analytic language.

Columbia students, staff depart for a science adventure to national parks

The Columbia Public School Science Department has organized a trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Students and Columbia Public School staff departed Saturday for the weeklong trip.

Hopper takes top shooting honors

Columbia shooter Brian Hopper tops 142 shooters to win over-all honors at the Rock Bridge Lions Shoot Saturday,

Conservation Commission votes to limit deer permits

The Conservation Commission recently voted to limit the number of firearm anterless deer permits for the 2013-2014 hunting seasons in 12 counties in central Missouri, including Boone County.

Linda Kathleen Allen, 66, worked for Columbia License Office

Linda Kathleen Allen, 66, died Friday June 7, 2013. She worked for the Columbia License Office.

City Council considers alternative development fee

Councilman Karl Skala proposed trip generation fees at the City Council retreat on Saturday. The proposal would place more financial responsibility on contractors who increase traffic with new developments. 

Twin sisters share stories of cancer survival at Pink Promise tea

The Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted a tea Saturday morning to celebrate local cancer survivors.


Boonville business owner returns to Nigeria hometown to help community

Julius Udinyiwe, who owns a one-hour photo shop in Boonville, returned a year later to repair classrooms and build wells to provide water to his native community.

Samuel A. Kloeppel worked as a camp counselor, played lacrosse

Samuel A. Kloeppel, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was 18.

Linda Kathleen Allen, Feb. 7, 1947 — June 7, 2013

Linda Kathleen Allen, 66, of Columbia, died at her home in the care of her family on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Orval Harold, 96, served during World War II

Mr. Harold served as an infantry unit commander in the Pacific Theater.

Orval Albert Harold, Nov. 16, 1916 — May 31, 2013

Orval Albert Harold, 96, of Columbia died Friday, May 31, 2013.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smrithi Jacob spends time at Columbia Senior Activity Center

Smrithi Susan Jacob plays Rummikub with a seniors Sherill Mikles and Veena Sahota Thursday at the Columbia Senior Activity Center.

Cards run out of time against Reds

Cardinals question final out in 4-2 loss to Reds on Saturday in Cincinnati.

Royals beat Astros for fourth straight win

Ervin Santana pitched seven snappy innings and the Royals finally gave him enough support in a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

Gov. Jay Nixon receives thousands of messages about guns

The governor has until mid-July to sign, veto or allow gun legislation to take effect without his signature. People from across the country are voicing their opinions on how he should proceed.

UM System hires new spokesman

University of Missouri system has a new spokesman, John Fougere.