Gregory J. Holman Springfield News-Leader Published 4:04 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 The city of Springfield said it removed 30 parking spaces on a stretch of Elm Street near Missouri State University that's densely packed with college fraternities, sororities and student-focused apartment complexes. Elm Street residents and others aren't thrilled. One Twitter user called it "the real Nightmare on Elm Street." Craig Wagoner, a landlord who said he has owned residential rental property on Elm Street for 35 years, strongly criticized the change. MORE: After two years on Republic Road, Travellers House Coffee adds outpost near Missouri State "It's going to cause a major problem on everybody," he told the News-Leader Wednesday from his office at Brentwood Management, 1010 E. Elm St. He added, "All the comments I've heard about it are bad." Wagoner said his tenants were mostly unaware of the reduction in parking spaces as of Wednesday, but he expects them to … [Read more...] about A stretch of Elm Street near Missouri State now has less parking. People aren’t thrilled.
Several areas in Mid-Missouri will benefit from $13 million Ameren Missouri is investing in natural gas enhancements.The St. Louis-based company currently is working on a replacement project just west of Southwest Boulevard in Jefferson City.Crews are replacing aging pipe with new gas mains and services as part of the investment to upgrade infrastructure and increase the reliability of natural gas systems in Central Missouri, according to a news release. Work is focused on Columbia and Jefferson City and surrounding areas.Throughout 2018, the company will undertake a number of projects to replace aging infrastructure with new polyethylene pipe, upgrade mains with larger gas mains to meet the demands of growing communities and loop the natural gas system together in some communities, allowing energy to be re-routed, if necessary.It will soon start work on the west end of Jefferson City, near Del Ray and Ventura avenues, according to the company.The utility provider also is replacing a … [Read more...] about Ameren Missouri invests $13M in area gas lines
The proposed Clean Missouri amendment to Missouri’s Constitution should be removed from the November ballot, a lawsuit filed last week argued, because it violates state law and the Constitution’s requirements in numerous ways.Jefferson City lawyer Chuck Hatfield, representing the Clean Missouri campaign organization and Sean Soendker Nicholson, its deputy treasurer, this week asked Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce to let his clients intervene in the case, saying they “have a substantial interest in the subject of this case and those interests are consistent with the required interests to permit intervention as a matter of right.”On Aug. 2, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft certified the Clean Missouri petition, and four others, as meeting the legal and constitutional requirements for being placed on the Nov. 6 ballot.But the 21-page lawsuit — filed a few hours after Ashcroft’s certification, by Eddie Greim of the Graves Garrett law firm in Kansas … [Read more...] about Lawsuit challenges proposed Clean Missouri amendment
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It's a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be aggressive. Woodland delivered his best performance in a major Thursday at the PGA Championship. All because of his putter. Once he settled down while playing before so many family members and friends, the Kansas-bred Woodland ran off seven birdies and made five putts from 15 feet or longer for a 6-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead ahead of Rickie Fowler in an opening round that otherwise went as advertised. Keep it in the fairway, and low scores were available. Woodland led 47 players who broke par, with 15 players were separated by three shots at the top. Tiger Woods was not among them because he was in thick grass and at the bottom of a pond early on before rallying to salvage a 70. "If you can ball-strike your way around this … [Read more...] about Feeling at home in Missouri, Woodland leads PGA with 64
Wyatt D. Wheeler Springfield News-Leader Published 12:35 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 Peyton Huslig has been growing his hair out since his junior year of high school, and he has done a lot of winning with his flowing locks. The hair hangs down past his shoulders and blows in the wind when he runs. His hair was there when he led Garden City Community College to a National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship. He also led his team to a Kansas state championship game during his senior season of high school. But as Huslig enters his second year as the man behind center, he hopes to do more winning than he did in his first season at MSU. He led the Bears to a 3-8 record — one less win than the team had without him the year before. The quarterback finished the 2017 season making up for the majority of the Bears' offense. He started every game and led the team in both passing and rushing. Bears head coach Dave … [Read more...] about Missouri State starting quarterback thinks team will be ‘100 times better’ in 2018