Editors' Picks

Top Missouri biology teacher at Hickman High School prioritizes research

Hickman High School's Pamela Close was awarded the state's Outstanding Biology Teacher Award in May.

MU's Office of Student Conduct handles few sex offense cases

Campus officials are at a loss to explain why there's such a large discrepancy between the number of people who report sexual assault to the campus rape crisis center and the number who pursue a remedy through the student conduct process.

For Columbia couple, it's never too late to find love

Priscilla Bevins and Bob Bartlett were engaged within 26 days  of meeting. At 82 and 88, there was no time to waste.


THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Letter from father of Ashland teen about son's death; Columbia native competes for Miss America crown

The week's most read stories included a letter from the father of Ashland teen Jacob Meadows describing the events leading up to his son's death, and Columbia native Shelby Ringdahl's appearance in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.


State records show gaps in oversight of captive deer farms, ranches

Gaps remain in Missouri's system of prevention and early detection of chronic wasting disease for captive deer operations in the state.

Columbia entrepreneurs kick start projects thanks to crowd funding website

A number of Columbia projects have become successful through Kickstarter, a popular online crowd funding platform.

New rules in store for downtown development

The Columbia City Council plans to hire a consultant to help map out new zoning rules for downtown.

Many US bridges are old, risky and rundown

Thousands of bridges nationwide that are both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" carry more than 29 million drivers a day, and many were built more than 60 years ago.

After tragedy, Southern Boone marching band plays on

On Friday night, the Southern Boone marching band said farewell to a former member, Jacob Meadows, following his death. Members recovered by honoring him in the only way they knew how.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ashland teen's suicide shocks community, Pinkel pro-pay for college athletes

Among the most viewed stories this week were an Ashland teen's suicide and Missouri coach Gary Pinkel's stance on collegiate athletes being paid for their services.

For the sake of voice: MU symposium focuses on vocal health

At the MU Voice Symposium and Vocal Arts Festival, students, professors and professionals came together to explain the importance of maintaining a healthy voice.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Former MU football director dies; Harrisburg football kicks off with a win

The week's most read stories included the death of MU's former director of football operations, Harrisburg High School's first-ever football game and the development of 185 acres of land near U.S. 63. 

A look at the Missourian's winning photos, stories, projects and designs

The Columbia Missourian won the Gold Medal Newspaper award in the Missouri Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper won 64 awards in total, including 23 first-place awards.

TIGER KICKOFF: Prepare for Missouri's game against Toledo with E-book download

Missourian digital members can download the book each Thursday afternoon, ahead of the print publication.

Exclusively for Missourian digital members: A closer look

Go deeper into the issues with news analyses and features, only for our digital members.

BATTLE RISING: Spartan Sparklers name team captain before first performance

Spartan Sparklers make debut performances and name Kadee Dempsey as first team captain.

Earth-clearing signals major development on south side

The prime real estate is being graded and prepped for a mixed-use development of  stores, office buildings, houses, apartments and townhouses. The retail and office space alone adds up to half the size of Columbia Mall.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Local actor's death, Harrisburg football's debut and Battle's first day of class top list

The week's most read stories included the death of a prominent figure in Columbia's arts community, the debut of the Harrisburg High School football team and a seasonal blue moon that rose over Columbia on Tuesday.

Battle football offers respite for cousin of slain Tre'Veon Marshall

Battle High School freshman Zeontrez Marshall lost his cousin Tre'Veon Marshall this summer, and football is one part of his life that has helped return things to normal.

MAP scores show drop in math proficiency for Columbia students

At Columbia Public Schools, science scores are consistent, and the academic achievement gap among students persists.