Reimler gets gallant effort in final match

JEFFERSON CITY — Glancing down the Rock Bridge bench late in the Bruins’ season-ending loss to Jefferson City on Monday night, there weren’t many sad faces. In fact, there were even a few smiles.

“It was a lot of fun playing,” senior Ashley Selby said. “That’s all I wanted to do was have fun. Of course I wanted to win, but as long as I played hard . . . and we all did.”

Win has MU thinking big

Six wins, bowl eligibility and a win against Nebraska. Each goal was possible at the beginning of the season, but after Missouri’s meltdown against Kansas, expectations changed.

Four weeks later, expectations have changed again, except this time the outlook is far more positive.

2 children, 1 adult killed in weekend car accident

There were two empty chairs at Rock Bridge Elementary School on Monday after a two-car accident Saturday claimed the lives of two Columbia children and an adult from Georgia.

like daughter, like father

From helping out on the farm to showing cattle in Chicago as a young girl, Boone County Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller was her father’s shadow.

Timberland tops Sullivan in Class 3

Softball had never made Timberland’s Lindsay Parker cry before, but when the Wolves got the final out of the Class 3 state final on Monday, tears of joy flowed from Parker’s eyes.

Parker pitched a complete game, scattering five hits, in the Wolves 4-0 victory against Sullivan at Cosmopolitan Park. Timberland (20-7) won its first softball title in only its second year of existence.

AmerenUE proposes increase in gas rate

AmerenUE filed for a new natural gas rate Thursday that, if approved, could mean a 7 percent increase in gas bills over last winter for the average residential customer, according to AmerenUE spokesman Mike Cleary.

Quarterbacks running down Big 12

When Ell Roberson enrolled at Kansas State, he might have had an identity crisis. Is he a running back or a quarterback?

Like several other Big 12 Conference quarterbacks, Roberson runs the ball frequently. Alhough it might have been confusing at first, the Wildcats have benefited from Roberson’s multiple options.

Trips home must cost this student a bundle

Last one to leave the island, please turn off the lights! That’s probably what an MU student did when he packed his stuff and headed for college from a tiny coral atoll called Clipperton Island.

Lewis and Clark event planning begins early

Their journey up the Missouri River on a 55-foot keelboat is the symbol of the great American odyssey. Next year, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s 1804 expedition of the American West returns to Missouri, where it began 200 years earlier.

St. Louis and Kansas City will hold major ceremonies for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, but even in smaller cities like St. Charles, preparations are under way for what is expected to be a colossal event.

Airline trims daily flights from 5 to 2

Trans States Airlines will offer three flights out of Columbia Regional Airport beginning Dec. 15, but only after it cuts its current schedule of five flights to two beginning Saturday.

Audit faults Missouri contracts

JEFFERSON CITY — State agencies are not doing a good enough job when it comes to supporting minority- and women-owned businesses, according to a state auditor’s report released Monday.

Up for debate

Debate was sparked on the MU campus Monday by an exhibition near Brady Commons that included graphic images of aborted fetuses.

MU student Jennifer Ortega said she hasn’t made up her mind where she stands on the abortion issue but says she’s concerned that the debate does not focus on educating people about sexuality before they become sexually active. Ortega was also concerned about the graphic content of the photos.

Combining vintage fashions, furniture made ‘absolute’ sense

“This cream plaid one reminds me of my grandma’s wedding dress,” a young woman muses while admiring a flowing dress that was made in the 1950s.

Jennifer Johnson sends her a knowing smile.

Scoping out a profit

From Tanzania to Florida, Brenda Potterfield and her daughter, Sara Zara, have vacationed all over the world. Each trip is different, but the primary reason they go is always the same: hunting.

According to the National Rifle Association, there are more than two million women who hunt, and that number is steadily increasing. For Potterfield and Zara, the number is not surprising. They view hunting as much more than a hobby.