Monthly Archives: March 2016

Candidate/Ballot Issue Forums

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums – Two Forums

Monday, March 21, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia  School Board Candidates and Ballot Issues

Candidates: Paul Rainsberger, James Whitt, Sarah Dubbert, Joseph Toepke, and Jan Mees
The five candidates are competing for two seats.

Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools will speak in favor of the Columbia Public Schools ballot issues for a 65-cent school levy increase and the no-tax-increase bond issue. If there is organized opposition to the ballot issues, the League will invite a representative to speak.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia City Council and mayoral candidates.

Third Ward candidates are Karl Skala and Tom Leuther.

Fourth Ward candidates are Ian Thomas and Daryl Dudley.

Mayoral candidates are Skip Walther and Brian Treece.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the first forum and Renee Hulshof will moderate the second forum. KFRU will broadcast both forums live
and the Columbia Daily Tribune will have a live webcast of the events.

Both events are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

These events are free and open to the public.

Cradle to Career Alliance

“Cradle to Career Alliance”
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
2:00 p.m.
HyVee Store on Grindstone – Community Room (2nd floor)

Guest Speaker
Dr. Pam Conway
Executive Director, Cradle to Career Alliance

The Alliance aims to bring Boone County schools and community organizations together to promote children’s success by reducing disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes. All six school districts in Boone County are involved, and the board of directors represents school leaders along with community agencies, higher education, and business.

Lunch & Learn programs are held from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the HyVee on Grindstone in the community room on the second floor.
If you like, you can bring your lunch or buy lunch in the store.

CAT TV – State v. Local Government

The Impact of State Legislation on Local Government
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Karen Miller, commissioner, Southern Boone County
Michael Trapp, councilman, City of Columbia
Clint Swift, PhD candidate and graduate instructor, Political Science Dept., University of Missouri

Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. The program will be available on our website a few days following the program and also at
The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.