Columbia Recycles Day encourages wisdom with waste

Columbia residents are encouraged to take selfies while recycling and post them online as part of a promotion for America Recycles Day.

Karis Church member plans move to Japan to spread Christianity

Drew Glosson plans to join a ministry in Tokyo with a growing Christian community, preach the Gospel and build a network of Christian communities throughout Japan.

Wreath-laying at Memorial Student Union sparks memories of veterans

This year’s ceremony was preceded by the opening of the new Blue Star Memorial next to a sidewalk on the east side of the Memorial Student Union.

Veterans Treatment Court helps veteran get back on track

Donald Stevens hasn't had a drink since May 1, 2012. He credits the Veterans Treatment Court, which started in Boone and Callaway counties in July 2013, for helping him stay sober.

Five streets in new subdivision will be named after veterans

The streets, which will be part of the new Parkside Estates subdivision, will be named to honor veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War.

Documentary screening highlights dangers of plastic

The showing was part of an effort by local groups to eliminate single-use plastic bags from the checkouts of Columbia groceries.

Students at New Haven Elementary honor veterans through music, pictures and stories

New Haven Elementary School continues its annual Veterans Day tradition by honoring veterans from Lenoir Woods Senior Living.


Historic mural at Fort Leonard Wood illustrates segregation in Army

A mural painted by a black soldier and artist during World War II is going to be restored with the help of MU professors.

West Middle School hosts shoe drive until Thursday

About 400 pairs of shoes have been collected so far for Shoeman Water Projects.


Joel Gold founded MU's Maneater student newspaper, promoted 'watch-your-step-in-my-jungle' style

Joel Gold went on to get his doctorate and taught English at the University of Kansas for 37 years.

ANY QUESTIONS: How do I get a sober ride in Columbia?

A reader asked us to look into options for safe rides home. Read what we found here, and submit your own question.

Columbia veteran receives Veterans Service Award for lifetime of volunteering

Lt. Col. Alfred H. Jones has spent more than 13,000 hours volunteering at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Shakespeare's Pizza cancels world record attempt because of weather

The high is expected to be around 38 degrees on Saturday, with a slight chance of rain and snow.

Injured veteran J.R. Martinez urges perseverance

The Iraq War veteran's burns have helped him realize success is a matter of attitude, he said.

Columbia School Board approves new bus transportation service

The Columbia School Board also discussed late start days during winter weather at the Monday meeting. Student Transportation of America's bid was approved to become the new transportation provider for the district.

Provost candidate Stokes speaks about experience at Florida State, University of Georgia

Garnett Stokes, the fourth candidate for MU provost to speak in an open forum, addressed her experiences in leadership at Florida State University and the University of Georgia. 

Groundbreaking ceremony held at future site of southwest elementary school

Columbia School Board members, administrators, Columbia Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and others attended the groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the site of Columbia's 21st public elementary school.

Voluntary Action Center seeks sponsors for holiday family program

About 350 families remain in need of help during the holiday season.

Cold weather from northern states headed for Columbia

An Arctic blast fueled by Typhoon Nuri and the polar vortex was already dropping heavy snow in the northern plains.

UPDATE: Illicit Litecoin mining discovered at MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two MU students have been arrested in connection with a *Litecoin mining operation on eight computers in the Reynolds Journalism Institute building.