Bolerjacks, Rorvig All-State

Three Hickman senior girls had exceptional basketball seasons. Good enough to earn them All-State honors.

The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association named Jodi Bolerjack and Kaela Rorvig to the Class 5 All-State team Tuesday. Jodi’s twin sister, Amy Bolerjack, received second team All-State honors.

Kewps’ Rorvig back on track

It didn’t take long for Hickman’s Kaela Rorvig to make the transition from basketball to track.

Rorvig, who started in the Class 5 basketball championship final for the Kewpies two weeks ago, won three individual events and anchored the girls’ 4x400 relay to victory as the Kewpies defeated Rock Bridge in a dual meet 113-27 on Tuesday at Hickman.

City growth lingers as mayor issue

Columbia is an expanding city, and it showed Tuesday as the three mayoral candidates fielded questions about development and expansion at the League of Women Voters candidate forum.

With exactly a week until the April 6 election, nearly 100 people attended the event at the Columbia Public Library.

Candidates focus on summer school

Candidates for the Columbia school board discussed privatization of summer school Tuesday night at a forum at the Columbia Public Library.

The five candidates — competing for two seats on April 6 — participated in two forums Tuesday, one sponsored by KFRU/ 1400 AM in the afternoon and the second at the library, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. These were the last public forums before the election.

Mills’ save sparks Hickman

What ended up being the Hickman soccer team’s most important play Tuesday night was almost its biggest disaster.

The Kewpies were up by one goal in the 53rd minute against Pembroke Hill at Cosmopolitan Park when Hickman goalie Jade Mills started to go the wrong way on a penalty kick.

Candidates file for House, Senate seats

In the final hours before the filing deadline, three Republican candidates filed for Columbia’s state senate district.

Michael Ditmore of Columbia, Andrew Spain of Columbia and a person from Moberly listed as “A. Sage” are the latest candidates for the 19th District seat, which will be vacated by Sen. Ken Jacob, D-Columbia, because of term limits.

The few, the proud, the Trumans

MU’s Spirit squad is going to the Chick-Fil-A Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championships today, and not just the cheerleaders. After a seven-year hiatus, Truman the Tiger is going to take part.

Love 'em & Leave 'em

Last September, MU medical student Sabrina Adams came upon a book in a local restaurant.

“It was sitting on top of the restroom toilet in Flat Branch (Pub & Brewery),” she recalled. “I thought it was a lost book and walked out, but I wondered what it was and why it was there.”

It's not easy being green

Every week Rachael Been buys $10 to $15 worth of vegetables. And, every week she throws bunches of them away.

Keeping clear minds

Her routine nearly finished, Missouri senior Andrea Nervig flies off the high bar.

She is 10 feet above the ground and needs to complete two flips before gravity tears her back down to the mat.

Ballard earns NAIA All-American honors

Khamari Ballard became the first Columbia College basketball player to earn NAIA All-American honors Tuesday.

Teammate Andre Amos received NAIA All-American honorable mention honors.

Attorney reviews Philips ordinance

The city attorney is reviewing a request by the Sierra Club to repeal the ordinance allowing development on the Philips farm, city officials said Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the Columbia City Council approved the ordinance to annex and zone the 489 acres in southeast Columbia to allow developer Elvin Sapp to put a mix of homes, shops and office buildings on the land.

UM students question tuition increase

As this week’s UM Board of Curators meeting approaches, students are protesting the proposal of a 7.5 percent increase in educational fees, or tuition, on the table for a vote.

“A lot of students are opposed to an increase of more than 3 to 5 percent,” said Joshua Judy, academic affairs committee chairman for MU’s Missouri Students Association Senate.

Gun law rehearing denied

JEFFERSON CITY — Opponents of concealed guns lost a bid Tuesday for another Missouri Supreme Court hearing on their claims that the new state law imposes an unfunded mandate on sheriffs responsible for implementing it.

While denying the rehearing request, the Supreme Court finalized its Feb. 26 decision upholding the legislature’s right to legalize concealed guns but faulting the law’s funding mechanism.

Paintball, go-karts approved

Boone County will get a go-kart track and paintball field in the near future.

The Boone County Commission, without Commissioner Karen Miller, voted Tuesday to grant a permit to Scott-Poe Properties LLC to build the new recreation facilities at Perche Creek Golf Club, west of Columbia.

A dish with legs

Go to Heuer’s Country Store and Cafe on Thursday nights between 4 and 8 p.m. and you’ll be able to eat something you can’t find at many restaurants — frog legs.

“We serve them all year round,” said Jamie Heuer, owner of Heuer’s Country Store and Café. “As long as we can get them, we serve them.”

Off and Running

Here’s a look at candidates thus far for federal and statewide offices and for legislative offices representing Columbia and Boone County. Tuesday was the deadline for filing. Also included is the city of each candidate’s official mailing address and his or her party affiliation.

Panel OKs bond for research

JEFFERSON CITY — A bond bill to fund construction of buildings related to scientific research throughout the state was almost doubled Monday night by the time the Senate Appropriations Committee approved it.

The bond’s newly enlarged total, measuring $350 million, accounts for projects beyond those requested by the University of Missouri system in the original bonding bill, as well as the debt service. The bill would provide money for fifteen projects at 12 colleges and universities throughout Missouri.

City, county talk growth

A more efficient means of ensuring the expansion and growth of Columbia could be in the future.

Columbia’s expanding city limits and the subsequent challenges faced by the Columbia City Council and the Boone County Commission were the topics of discussion at a joint work session Monday night.

Potential for growth

Classes such as “Dealing with Anger in the Workplace,” “Surgical Technology” and “Beginning Highland Bagpipes” are not typical curriculum for most schools, but a center in the Columbia Public School District offers these and more and — with voter blessing — is looking to expand.

The Columbia Area Career Center provides programs for adults and secondary education students interested in developing their education through specialized classes and services. Large growth in the past decade will make the Career Center the recipient of $4 million for construction if the coming bond issue is approved.