All in the family

Jeff and Jade Hockman are brothers, neighbors and business partners. Both have fifth-degree black belts and both have silver medals from the American Taekwondo Association World Championship competition.

In memoriam, students aid Haitian village

Rock Bridge High School students are carrying on the legacy of classmate Paige Siddall, who died earlier this year in a car accident, with their winter service project — adopting a village in Haiti.

MU plan includes new arts event hall

As MU continues to grow, so does the demand for the campus’ main event hall, Jesse Auditorium. Some people, including MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, say the solution is a new performing arts facility.

Multiple channels

After more than 33 years of public radio service, KOPN/89.5 FM is aiming to keep up with the latest advances in technology by expanding its offerings and interaction with listeners, most recently launching “Mobi” cell phone updates.

‘The only thing we do’

There are no glamour positions in wrestling. In football, a quarterback stands out while a left guard goes unnoticed. In baseball, a pitcher gets all the credit for a great game while most people forget that it was the catcher signaling what pitch to throw.

Talent not issue for Kewpies, Bruins

The Hickman and Rock Bridge wrestling teams have a common theme this season: talent.

Hester, Bears high-step over St. Louis in victory

ST. LOUIS — The dome was rocking with chants of “Let’s Go Bears,” and Chicago’s football team looked right at home in St. Louis.

Pieces fall into place for Smith

ST. LOUIS — The charts Lovie Smith used to ensure his players hustled are gone but far from forgotten for his old St. Louis Rams defensive players.

Chiefs can’t break through

KANSAS CITY — Since its impressive victory over Denver on Thanksgiving night, Kansas City has had very little to be thankful for.

Board OKs $180 million bond issues

Addressing the problems of overcrowding, rising energy costs and the number of school transitions facing the Columbia Public Schools is going to take money.

Blunt’s choice for state board faces scrutiny

JEFFERSON CITY — School groups around the state are uniting in opposition to Gov. Matt Blunt’s latest appointment to the State Board of Education: a woman who has advocated for efforts to help children attend private schools.

Project will help people with mental illness

Phillip Stepney was a father of two children, a family man, a leader in his community of Columbus, Ohio, a landlord and was active in his church before progressive mental illness and substance abuse led him into homelessness and eventually death, said his brother, Leland Stepney. Four years after Phillip Stepney’s death, a Columbia rental property has been named after him.