Track coach sets 'joggling' world record

On Nov. 30, Nate Towers, a high school coach, set the world record for one mile of backwards joggling for "The Book of Alternative Records."

Missouri revenue up 7.9 percent through 6 months

Figures released Friday by the Office of Administration show net general collections totaled $3.77 billion from July through December.

Nixon seeks to keep Missouri security records closed

One exemption covered operational guidelines and policies developed by law enforcement, public safety agencies and others for preventing and responding to terrorism incidents.

Man accused of attacking captain on towboat

Authorities said a towboat worker pulled the captain away from the boat's wheel and choked him, causing the vessel to veer sharply toward the Illinois shoreline.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Make e-commerce pay tax

The law has failed to keep up with society and its increasing dependence on Internet traffic and trade.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: If tax cuts feed a healthy economy, where is Missouri's prosperity?

If tax cuts really improve the economy, then Missouri’s should be booming. By nearly any measure, the state has among the lowest tax burdens in the nation, much of it the result of Republican policies since 2003.

Historic Preservation Commission supports preservation of Niedermeyer building

The Historic Preservation Commission also raised questions about the application for a demolition permit.

MU student begins intervention program for girls at Lange Middle School

MU student Stacy Stewart launched Desire to Aspire as an after-school program at Lange Middle School.

Stores in downtown Columbia show better sales compared to last year

Of 10 downtown businesses along Broadway and Ninth Street, eight reported better numbers than last year.

2012 called state's warmest year on record

MU climatologist Pat Guinan said December temperatures ran well above normal, punctuating a year dominated by usually high temperatures and drought.

Missouri women's basketball falls hard in SEC opener

No. 10 Georgia beat Missouri 77-46 on Thursday night in the Tigers' first Southeastern Conference game.

'Fiscal cliff' legislation a win for wind energy in mid-Missouri

ABB's business could benefit from increases in demand for wind energy because every wind turbine needs a transformer, said Gene Cobb, union president at ABB.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Don't expect much to change in Missouri legislature

The struggle to come in the city of Jefferson is already taking shape.

Loss doesn't deter Missouri women's basketball team

The Missouri women's basketball team concluded its nonconference slate with a 72-69 loss Saturday at Memphis. The 11-3 Tigers remain optimistic, though, heading into their first Southeastern Conference game Thursday at No. 10 Georgia.

Online utility bill payment unavailable over the weekend

Online bill payment will be unavailable this weekend during scheduled maintenance. 

GOP committee seeks nominations for annual Dr. Edward H. Robb Award

Boone County's Republican Central Committee is seeking nominations for the annual award in remembrance of Dr. Edward H. Robb. 

MU Extension Council election in progress

The council provides input to the MU Extension educational programing in Boone County. Any adult Boone County resident can vote.


Helen Irene Hathman enjoyed making crafts, quilting

Helen Irene Hathman of Columbia died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. 

Steve Simpson loved watching UFO movies, NASCAR racing

Steve Ray Simpson Sr. died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, watching UFO movies and NASCAR racing.

Steve Ray Simpson, Sr., April 3, 1954 — Dec. 31, 2012, of Columbia

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home.