Historian leads efforts to preserve original stretch of Boone's Lick Trail

David Sapp walks on a 0.6 mile stretch of the Boone's Lick Trail on Sept. 6. Sapp is trying to gather support to preserve the land as a historic site.

County government officials say there are no park funds remaining in the budget, meaning there are more obstacles to cleaning up historic site than just its ankle-high grass and fallen trees.

College Avenue median near MU gets go-ahead

Safety enhancements along College Avenue were approved by City Council on Monday night. 

Fee increases, programs cemented in city budget

The trash bag voucher program and Columbia Access Television both secured funding.

FROM READERS: Homecoming queen candidate raises money for Alzheimer's Association

Although Tristen Shaw's grandmother, who has Alzheimer's, does not always recognize her,  she is the reason Shaw is running for Homecoming queen at Hickman High School. As part of the process, Shaw is raising money for Alzheimer's Association. 

TIMELINE: The latest in the Opus downtown development case

The Missourian has aggregated important documents from the civil rights case between the city of Columbia and Betty Wilson and Michael MacMann regarding the Opus Development Co. project.

From the dusty attic to the showroom floor: Thomas Jefferson's restored grave marker has finally found a home

Thomas Jefferson's well-traveled, historic epitaph will be showcased in Jesse Hall after renovations are complete.

Designer approved for Flat Branch sewer system

The Columbia City Council approved bids from Engineering Surveys and Services to design replacements for two of the four Flat Branch Watershed sewer projects.

Former Missouri QB James Franklin looks ahead after being cut by Lions

Franklin gave a presentation on his life after football, including his brief time with the Detroit Tigers and his future plans.

Patricia Wallace remembered for her love of music, children and MU

Mrs. Wallace began a campaign to restore the historic chancellor's residence. The historical site became her pride and joy. Mrs. Wallace helped establish the Chancellor's Residence Preservation Society in 1999.

Looking ahead: Copelin dismissed as Missouri football prepares for Indiana

Wide receiver Levi Copelin was previously suspended for the entire season because of a failed drug test but has now been dismissed from the team. The Tigers (3-0) will face the Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) on Saturday at Faurot Field.

In rare deal, MU will research Italian artifacts

Through "The Hidden Treasures of Rome" project, previously unstudied artifacts that have been stored in Rome will be researched by MU students and scholars until Dec. 31, 2017.

Change of judge sought as Opus starts demolition

Lack of restraining order means project can proceed.

Army historian re-enacts yesterday's battles for lessons today

David Chuber, a command historian at the U.S. Army Engineer School in Ft. Leonard Wood, spoke Sunday at the Battle of Mount Zion re-enactment. He talked about bringing past battles into context to teach today's soldiers.

Contestants can design Columbia's first city flag

Designs must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 14. After a public vote to determine the top three flags, the City Council will decide which one, if any, it would like to adopt.

Q&A: Jane Goodall emphasizes conservation, opportunity for youth

Jane Goodall reflects on her life studying chimpanzees, her current role in conservation and activism, and why it all matters.

Columbia College president issues video game challenge

Columbia College's president has issued a Madden NFL challenge to students at the school in which the winner has a chance at free textbooks for a year.

Risk management firm could also prioritize mental health services in UM System

The UM System hired the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management to advise UM System President Tim Wolfe's sexual assault and mental health services task force. 

Grant funds MU, Lee Elementary Science ARTreach program

A National Science Foundation grant will fund the Science ARTreach program between MU and Lee Elementary.


Tolton softball loses in high-scoring effort

Katherine Kadlec went 3-4 and scored three runs, while Courtney Blount added five RBIs to the Trailblazers' outing. But a six-run seventh inning by Salisbury put the game out of reach.

MU is Jefferson's 'child,' biographer says

Jon Meacham has written six books about American history, including "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power."