Ugly second half dooms Kansas

ROSEMONT, Ill. — No carryover for Kansas. One week after beating defending national champion Florida, the Jayhawks stumbled against DePaul, a team looking for an identity of its own.

Slideshow: Snow white beauty

Clearing Columbia curb to curb

Tim Delgman’s 12-ton snow plow passed abandoned cars as it bumped down a slippery Stadium Boulevard late Friday afternoon at 5 miles per hour, tripping on patches of ice and tightly packed snow. Above the roar of the truck’s engine, the CB radio squawked and crackled. Country music played in the background.

Sticking with it

Skaters don’t move to the rhythm of the latest hits Tuesday nights at Empire Roller Rink. The disco balls don’t spin.

Balancing service

Kim and Julie Heinicka sat at a quilt shop outside Kansas City on Friday afternoon, waiting for their daughter. Jodie Heinicka was supposed to leave Columbia in the morning, but the snow slowed her down.

Underdog Missouri winner in first round

It took the Missouri volleyball team nearly 48 hours to get to California. But a nine-hour wait in the airport, sitting and watching as flight after flight was canceled, and two nights in a hotel in St. Louis are all well worth it now.

Cougars ousted from playoffs

During the regular season, the Columbia College volleyball team was not challenged by the majority of its opponents and was able to win without playing at a high level.

The last crop

In a small, makeshift office lined with brown filing cabinets, stacks of business papers and the occasional cobweb, W.B. Smith holds eight black-and-white windows into his past.

Snow postpones Columbia woman’s funeral

On Wednesday, two days before a massive snow storm paralyzed Columbia, Edna “Ruth” Creason, 87, died at Lenoir Care Center. Not knowing how bad the storm would be, her family arranged her funeral for Saturday.

Hospital of fine arts

MARSHALL — Pat O’Hanlon sleeps in a surgery room. When he wakes up, he goes into a physical therapy room to make breakfast and then goes to work in his office at a nurses’ station.

Volunteering with vitality

Ernie and Norma Falloon, 82, and 77 respectively, were having a quiet day in November as volunteer staffers at the Visitors Center on St. Charles Road in Columbia, until the Kellam family arrived in the form of two whirling bundles of energy.

Aiding the aging

Granny always wanted work to do. She loved to fold clothes like some people love to rock climb or eat sushi. Every day she had one load in the washer and one in the dryer.

The caregiver

A nurse for 35 years, Ford began hospital work in Brookfield when she was 15. In 1971, she received her diploma in nursing from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis and graduated from MU in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. That same year, she completed the RN to BSN program at MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing.

Tigers going to Sun Bowl

All the conjecture can be put to rest now.

Snow closures and openings

Tips for coping with winter weather

To avoid the hazards associated with winter storms, be sure to mind the following cold weather safety tips:

Columbia, state dig out from major winter storm

It wasn’t a blizzard but it was close. Columbia worked to get up and running after the city and Missouri at large were hit with more than 10 inches of snow between Thursday night and Friday morning.

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Slideshow: A citywide snow day

Despite a record December snowfall that blocked roads and closed many businesses, some residents left their warm homes to enjoy a snow day outside. Andrew Ruth and Matt Albers threw snowballs at their neighbors in an attempt to start a citywide snowball fight.

Slideshow: Warm reunion after a cold night