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Rikki Ascani and Emily Lessner embrace Friday
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Rikki Ascani and Emily Lessner embrace Friday next to the Boone County Courthouse. Ascani said she wasn't surprised in reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. "As a young person in this country, and especially Missouri, I feel like…
Ale Vargas and Derek Dopler hold a sign at an abortion-rights protest
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Ale Vargas and Derek Dopler hold a sign at an abortion-rights protest next to the Boone County Courthouse. There will be a second protest in support of abortion-rights at the courthouse Saturday evening.
Jessica Giles claps at an abortion-rights event next to the Boone County
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Jessica Giles claps at an abortion-rights event next to the Boone County Courthouse on Friday. The event was quickly organized in response to the Supreme Court’s announcement of the reversal of Roe v. Wade earlier in the morning.
Columbia residents come to Bonne County Courthouse to join the rally
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Columbia residents stand at the Boone County Courthouse to join a rally on Friday. People at the rally had the chance to share their experiences about abortion and their perspectives to support one other.
Larry Allan Old, April 2, 1944 — June 21, 2022
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Larry Allan Old, age 78, of Hartsburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Columbia.
Death notices for June 23, 2022
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Death notices for Gerald Brouder, Larry Allan Old, Arthur Barresi and Patrick Thomas McNally.
Fossil fuels and energy
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By: Frank Burkett How much energy does the world need now, and in the near future? Most of us can use common sense, and know the world’s needs for electricity can’t be supplied without fossil fuels. And doing away with fossil fuels, was one of Joe Biden’s campaign promises. With the rising gasoline prices skyrocketing, The post Fossil fuels...
Make today a good one
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By: Dr. Glenn Mollette Let’s all try to spend today and the rest of our lives more wisely. With rising inflation, we are all having to spend our hard-earned paychecks with care. Life is the same. We have less life today than yesterday. We don’t have as much life to spend today. We are all The post Make today a good one appeared first on Boone...
Social Security Matters
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Ask Rusty – How Does Social Security Disability Work with Private Disability Insurance? Dear Rusty: If someone is collecting long-term disability through their company and the company states the employee also must apply through Social Security, how does this work? Does the amount of Social Security decrease from the amount that the person would...
Nine SBC Soccer Players Earn Post-Season Honors
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By: Todd Pridemore The Eagles soccer season ended with a 0-3 loss in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs on May 28 to eventual state runner-up Orchard Farm. But SBC – which claimed a 5th straight district championship this spring – ended the year with an impressive 21-7-1 overall record. Many talented Eagles have The post Nine SBC...
Ashland FFA members in Washington D.C
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Provided By: Rebekah Hammett Thirteen Ashland FFA members flew to Washington D.C. on June 7 and returned on June 12th. Members attended week 1 of the Washington Leadership Conference and stayed in the Omni Shoreham hotel. While in D.C. members attended Washington Leadership Conference to evaluate their personal skills and interest, develop...
Southern Boone Band and Choir
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Members of the Southern Boone Band and Choir recently traveled to St Louis. They enjoyed several activities including visiting the City Museum, Arch, Cardinal’s baseball, St Louis Zoo, Zia’s on The Hill, opening night of The Lion King at the Fabulous Fox Theater, and Six Flags. The post Southern Boone Band and Choir appeared first on Boone...
Ernie’s Edibles
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By: Ernie Wren Eventually I will get to all the food businesses in Southern Boone County, and as I have told my wife Danna, I try to be fair. For that reason, at this past week’s “Street Food Throwdown” I dutifully sampled foods from all five participating vendors. And as I informed my wife, the The post Ernie’s Edibles appeared first on...
Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance
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By Tracy Titmus Did you know… Arts and culture help cities attract tourists, diverse talent, bring about innovation and grow economy? Individuals benefit from art both physiologically and psychologically? Creativity makes people more tolerant of other points of view? Art-related industries contribute significantly to the overall economy? Art can...
Ashland Optimist Fishing Derby 2022
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By: Ernie Wren Over 100 kids and family members attended, with forty-two registering as participants. The largest fish caught was a fifteen-inch bass by a very happy young man, David Calvin! Grady McClendon won “Most Fish” with two, along with the “Smallest Fish” at 3 ½ inches. There were plenty of smiles to go around, The post Ashland...
Learning Garden Provides Food Shortage Solutions
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By: Ernie Wren With potential food shortages and inflationary prices hitting across America, one solution to help alleviate the home crisis is to grow your own foods and learn how to preserve those foods. “For long-term options, there is not a more sustainable and better way, than to grow your own food and raise your The post Learning Garden...
Boone Impact Group switches focus to housing crisis
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The Housing Stability Program seeks to alleviate risks in leasing to vulnerable tenants using housing vouchers.
From left, Eric Greitens' attorney Gary Stamper, Sheena Greitens'
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From left, Eric Greitens' attorney Gary Stamper, Sheena Greitens' attorney Helen Wade, and Sheena Greitens attend a status conference on Thursday at Boone County Courthouse. Eric Greitens was not present because he was with their children.
Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider attends the status conference
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Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider attends the status conference on Thursday at Boone County Courthouse. Schneider is overseeing the case.
MU's Meek, Rock Bridge grad Dubinski among local golfers through to Round of 32 at Bellerive
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Missouri's Dawson Meek defeated Nicholas Sheppard 5 and 4, and Hudson Dubinski beat Phil Caravia 4 and 3.
Murder charges formally filed against Columbia man in cold case death
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40-year-old Keith Comfort is charged with second degree murder for the death of his wife, Megan Shultz. Boone County prosecutors say Comfort strangled his wife in 2006, before placing her body in a dumpster on Columbia’s Amelia street, near Old Highway 63. Columbia Police found her remains in the city landfill in 2019. The Columbia …
Missouri court denies appeal in Boone County snowplow death lawsuit
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The Missouri Court of Appeals found that because the plaintiff's partial judgement was not final, the defense could not appeal against it.
Absentee voting for midterm elections starts today
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All absentee ballots must be returned to the Boone County Clerk's office before the polls close at 7:00 p.m., on Election Day, Aug. 2.
CC trio leads local qualifying effort at Missouri Amateur Championship
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CC graduate student Cameron Vanleer and alums Gage Brauns and Hunter Parrish are all well inside the cutline halfway through the stroke-play portion of the event.
Mid-Missouri high schoolers shine in Nike Outdoor Nationals
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Connor Burns and Tolton’s Garrett Wilmes placed sixth and 11th out of 31 runners, respectively, in the boys 800-meter championship, while Elyse Wilmes placed 17th in the girls championship.