Rock Bridge survives first test

Rock Bridge had dominated its previous competition, but Jefferson City was not about to let the Bruins crash its Homecoming celebration.

Changing the infrastructure

Next to the “DENNIE PENDERGRASS” street sign on the file cabinet in its namesake’s office stands an assortment of models, knickknacks and odd memorabilia that provide a host of clues to the life of the chief of operations in the Columbia Public Works Department.

Hickman grad shot for third time in Iraq

Lance Cpl. John McClellan, 20, has a tattoo of shamrocks below his belly button. The image symbolizes the nickname his fellow Marines gave him, “Lucky,” after he was shot in his right arm twice in one week last October, while serving with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Echo Company in Afghanistan.

Bank hopes to draw 35,000 to ’07 festival

In front of a sea of Boone County National Bank employees at the Courthouse Square, Grammy-award winning blues artist Chris Thomas King sang “Please Mr. Banker, can you loan me a dime?”

Buffaloes not extinct yet

When Missouri left Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., on Nov. 5, the team’s body language spoke volumes. Heads were bowed. The Tigers’ confidence was reeling. And there was a sense of urgency to dig deep, and dig fast, in order to salvage at least a bowl game invite.

Freshman forwards enhance MU roster

The play of freshman forwards Kristin Andrighetto and Bree Thornton has given the Missouri soccer team much needed depth this season.

Academic freedom endures after 9/11

Although problems exist, the face of academic freedom in the years following Sept. 11 is not as grim as it could be, the feature lecturer said during a discussion Thursday evening at MU’s School of Law.

Mo. child care subsidy rate lowest in nation, survey says

KANSAS CITY — An annual survey of state child care subsidies found that Missouri’s income threshold to qualify for subsidies is the lowest in the nation.

Missouri Rx to include more seniors

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri offers a program to help seniors with the gap in coverage under the Medicare prescription drug benefit. But some advocates complain that thousands of seniors have endured months of expenses without receiving that help and other seniors don’t know it exists.

Bundy can’t stay away

For the second straight year, wide receiver Byron Bundy thought about quitting the Hickman football team.

Voting equipment not up to par

Boone County is witholding about $800,000 from elections equipment vendor Election Systems & Software Inc. until it replaces faulty voting equipment, County Clerk Wendy Noren said Thursday.

Crop Walk raises funds for hungry

Columbia residents will walk together to feed the hungry in the Church World Service’s annual Crop Walk on Sunday.

Jays returning to form

First-year Jefferson City coach Ted LePage has rekindled the Jays’ passion for football.

No-show can’t keep Kewpies from barbecue

Saturday was supposed to pit the Hickman soccer team against its most decorated opponent. Instead, the Kewpies will have to settle for barbecue.

Artists showcased at local bank

Works by more than 275 local artists are on display this weekend in the main lobby of Boone County National Bank at Eighth and Broadway as part of the 47th Annual Boone County Art Show. Paint, textiles, clay and wood are among the mediums used. This year’s winners were chosen by judge Aaron Fine, associate professor of art and gallery director at Truman State University in Kirksville. The award ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 this afternoon.

Block busted for Bruins

Entering Thursday night’s game against undefeated Helias, the Rock Bridge volleyball team didn’t appear to hold many advantages.

The mystical spirit of Tibet

Three Tibetan monks on Tuesday began pouring millions of grains of colored sand through metal funnels called chakpur, transforming a flat platform into a sophisticated mandala.

A month of Twilight Festivals ends tonight

The Twilight Festival has filled the streets of downtown Columbia every Thursday evening in September.

Food also seen as target of terrorists

KANSAS CITY — There hasn’t been a specific terrorist threat against the U.S. food supply, but Americans should not take the safety of their food for granted, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Wednesday.

It’s take 2 for county’s aerial survey

Check the aerial maps of Boone County online and you’ll find some glaring discrepancies between the photos and what’s really out there.