Cardinals stopped by Phils

ST. LOUIS — Chase Utley extended his hitting streak to 33 games against the team that stopped teammate Jimmy Rollins’ 38-game run early this season.

Back from Florida

This past February Columbia Rockers coach Alan Bunch asked a room full of softball parents and girls on his team to raise their hands if they wanted to go to Florida to play softball.

Chiefs’ Hali receives his U.S. citizenship

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Do you know how many stars are on the Stars and Stripes? And what they stand for? Or who wrote the U.S. Constitution?

Meet the neighbors

Despite their expertise with flames, Columbia firefighters tried to avoid the heat Tuesday night.

Electrical demand swells in Columbia

It wasn’t long ago that the Columbia Water and Light Department was urging people to use more electricity. “Your home will be happier at Christmas time with a new electric appliance,” the department proclaimed in a 1966 advertisement in the Missourian.

Boone is best for retirees

When Boone County was named the best county in the state for seniors to live in, it was because of the quality of life in the county, not the bias of the analysts, Bill Elder assured the crowd at the Senior Center on Tuesday.

Fire board to take on salary issues

Personnel problems at the Boone County Fire Protection District, which started last summer with complaints from volunteer firefighters and former employees and continued this summer with the discovery of bookkeeping mistakes during the 2005 audit, have done more than just increase the workload for the district’s board of directors. They have also hindered the board from addressing district salaries and exposed holes in policies related to the supervision of employees, board members said.

REDI introduces three new board members

Three new members of Regional Economic Development Inc.’s board of directors were introduced Tuesday as the group held its annual investors meeting.

MU to offer program on forest care

Hank Stelzer, a forester with MU Extension, offers this analogy when trying to explain why it’s important to manage forested land:

City bus service adds benches and shelters

During a week like this one, when temperatures topped 100 degrees, Columbia Transit passengers will have more places to take respite from the heat with eight new benches, two relocated ones and seven new bus shelters Columbia Transit has installed since May.

County firefighters heading to Minnesota to fight wildfires

Two firefighters with the Boone County Fire Protection District will head to northern Minnesota on Thursday to join a team deploying from Rolla to fight the Cavity Lake wildfire.

White Sox stop Royals

KANSAS CITY — Joe Crede went 4-for-5 with a homer and singled in the go-ahead run in a three-run 10th inning Tuesday night, sending the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.