Guest Commentary: Citizens deserve another option to save Boone County fairgrounds
About 15 years ago, Boone County bought the fairgrounds for $2.8 million. There was controversy then, but the county assured us it would be fixed up soon and never use general revenue funds to do so.
Missouri hitches future road work to proposed statewide sales tax
Scrivner, the general manager for Babbo's Spaghetteria on Grindstone Parkway, remembers when the area was forested before the four-lane thoroughfare was built in 2003 and turned the corridor into a commercial and residential hub.
A short guide to obtaining residency for out-of-state students
Consider this: the approximate cost of tuition during the entire 2013-14 school year at MU for an in-state, undergraduate student taking 14 credit hours per semester was $9,430; the approximate cost of tuition for an out-of-state, undergraduate student taking the same course load was $22,822.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Photo Gallery: Scenes from the Boone County Fair
Jarrod Borland of Hallsville sprays down Whiskers, a bull that his daughter Allie, 11, showed Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.
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Submitted photoMariah Murphy, 16, of Harrisburg, and her mule, Esther, have competed in several 4-H horse shows this summer, but will not be allowed to compete in the 4-H and Future Farmers of America Horse Show at the Missouri State Fair, which starts today.
Missouri's 4th Congressional District primaries see some new faces
Republican John Webb will challenge U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler with a more conservative platform for the GOP nomination in the 4th Congressional District primary election.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Youngsters show and tell at Boone County Fair
Bucket Calf grand champion Kaylie Ensor, left, 8, of Centralia, looks on as runner-up reserve champion Zach Schnarre of Centralia observes her cow during a competition Monday night at the Boone County Fair.
Air curtain destructors to be required for open burns in Columbia
Developers clearing land in Columbia will now be required to use devices known as air curtain destructors when performing open burns.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Panel aims to clear confusion, drum up support for county parks tax
Proponents of a proposed county parks sales tax aimed Monday to increase transparency and clear up misunderstandings about the plan.
Ham curing tradition alive and well at Boone County Fair
Stan Lynn, right, checks in Nolan Schnupp's cured ham at the Central Missouri Events Center on Sunday.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
5 judicial candidates vie for Division V seat on Circuit Court
Five candidates have filed to be on the ballot to replace retiring Division V Associate Circuit Judge Larry Bryson in the Aug. 5 primary.
Woman acquitted of trespassing at Columbia clinic
A mid-Missouri anti-abortion advocate has been found not guilty of trespassing at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
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Right-to-farm supporters rally in Ashland
Farmers at a Tuesday night rally for a farming rights ballot measure said they feared outside interests would curtail animal agriculture in Missouri.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Man accused of murder pleads guilty to reduced charge
A man who was previously charged with second-degree murder in connection with drug-related homicide last summer, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Council to vote on ballot issues to increase property taxes, development fees
Revenue from the proposed property tax would be used to make inroads into the 50 new police officers Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton wants, as well as additional firefighters.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Martha Jane Baker, Feb. 8, 1921 - July 6, 2014, of Orlando
Mrs. Baker was born February 8, 1921, in Warsaw, Missouri, to Samuel Richard and Leitha Haden Estes.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Winds topple 80-foot electric poles on west side
Some of the worst damage to the city electric system from storm's Monday night were six 80-foot poles on Fairview Road that were broken off near the base by high winds.
Severe storms hit Mid-Missouri, cut power for many
A long line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Mid-Missouri overnight, prompting thunderstorm warnings to be issued around midnight in multiple counties stretching from the Lake of the Ozarks into central and northeast Missouri to Quincy, Illinois.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Hunters invited to share thoughts on deer management at meeting
In recent years, deer were so abundant in Missouri that hunters in some areas were allowed to purchase an unlimited number of tags to kill antlerless deer.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Woman accused of knowingly exposing others to HIV
A 20-year-old Columbia woman has been charged with knowingly exposing people to HIV while working as a prostitute after being caught in an undercover sting last month.