Death notices for March 16

Death notices for Margaret McKinney, James Meyer and David Oliver.

Residents asked to be wary during burning season as outside fires ignite

Seven outside fires ignited in Boone County over the past two days: three on Sunday and another four on Monday.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia Housing Authority board meeting agenda packet

CHA meeting agendas and reports to be discussed are available to the public.


WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Chronic wasting disease may be state's new normal, MU4MikeBrown marches through Greektown

Other popular stories this week included MU Greek students' reactions to a video showing University of Oklahoma fraternity members chanting racial slurs, and the arrest of a former Parkade Baptist Church youth director on suspicion of first-degree sodomy and possession of child pornography.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Polar Plunge, MU4MikeBrown rally, 'Be the Canvas' 5K run

Photos also include Mack Rhoades speaking about his new position as MU's athletics director and a Missouri outfielder juggling before the Tigers' baseball game against Milwaukee.

Bank council looks to young entrepreneurs for feedback

The new council includes members from Muse Clothing, Logboat Brewing Company, D. Rowe's Restaurant and other local businesses.


MizzouThon turns dance into dough for neonatal intensive care unit

Students danced the day away at Saturday's MizzouThon dance marathon to raise money for University Hospital. The group made a $1 million pledge to renovate the NICU.

Rising demand for power, concerns about reliability drive electric bond issue

Proposition 1 seeks $63.1 million to pay for power projects. In April, Columbia voters will have the opportunity to vote on the bond issue, which Water and Light officials say would prevent possible blackouts, update the city's utility infrastructure and prevent a steep hike in utility bills.

'Toasty' Polar Plunge still draws large crowd

This year's event didn't have its usual frigid weather, but hundreds still suited up and plunged into Bass Pro Shops Lake on Saturday morning.

School board candidates discuss overcrowding, parent engagement and Common Core

Incumbents Darin Preis and Christine King are up for reelection April 7 and spoke at Saturday's candidate forum. First-time candidate Derek Wade, who couldn't make the forum, is looking to unseat one of them.


Be The Canvas run adds some color to the 5K

Onlookers blanketed runners with colored powder during the race.

Second-to-last open house on deer regulations to be held Monday

Hunters can voice their opinions on proposed regulation changes for the 2016-17 deer hunting season that aimed at boosting white-tailed deer populations throughout Missouri.

Key Columbia trail project goes to city council Monday for hearing, vote

Two city commissions, the PedNet Coalition and dozens of residents have weighed in with their preferences in advance of a decision on trail that would connect Rollins Street to Shepard Boulevard.

Women learn to love their bodies at empowerment photo shoot

Women had their pictures taken Thursday night at the MU Women's Center, entering in everyday clothes and changing into more revealing outfits in the name of self-confidence and female empowerment.

Candidates questioned at trio of forums Friday

Those in the race for First, Sixth and Second ward city council seats attended forums held by Peoples' Visioning, Boone County Muleskinners and the Columba Pachyderm Club.

UPDATE: Amid controversy, MU to show American Sniper

The decision came after MSA met with veterans, members of the Muslim community and other students on Monday to discuss objections to the film. The film will be screened April 17 and 18 at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union.

UPDATE: Write-in candidate hopes to bridge gap between MU students, city

Chad Phillips, a senior at MU, joins eight other candidates running in the April 7 election for the Columbia City Council's First Ward seat.

High school students help bring digital books — 'Frozen' included — to Tiger Tots

Preschoolers enjoyed reading "Frozen" on Friday on a laptop computer that was refurbished and donated by students at the Columbia Area Career Center in partnership with Columbia READS! and SkillsUSA.

College of Arts and Science announces $1 million gift to fund education excellence

The donation will create the Mark A. Wilkins Fund for Excellence, which might support faculty salaries, teaching materials, and research and travel expenses.

WEATHER FROM PLANET BOONE: The weekend weather forecast with John Schneller

Itching to get into the garden with this springlike weather? John Schneller wonders how much of a gambler you are.