March raises funds for multiple sclerosis

“The cause is a mystery, the cure is unknown. That is why we walk,” read a T-shirt worn by Diana Ledgerwood. Her oldest daughter, Gayle Krout, 40, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May.

Columbia couple charged with marijuana possession

A Columbia couple was charged in federal court Monday with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana after police found about 50 pounds of marijuana in their car, the Columbia Police Department said in a news release.

21 apply for open seats on planning board

With an unusual number of people applying this year, the City Council will have quite a task when deciding who will serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the next five years.

Concentrating on checkmate

Eleven-year-old Vikram Arun has traveled as far as Orlando to participate in national chess competitions, but the Gentry Middle School sixth-grader spent Saturday participating in his hometown of Columbia.

No more noodling in Missouri

Missouri fishermen no longer have the option of leaving their rods, reels and other tackle at home. The Missouri Department of Conservation ended experimental seasons for hand-fishing — also known as noodling ­— during a Conservation Commission meeting Friday in Lebanon, Mo.

Five ideas

Will the governor's MOHELA plan pass? Do you support or oppose a more rigorous permit process for purchasing and owning a firearm in Missouri? Is the firing of U.S. Attorneys important to you? Should Bush listen to Americans calling for withdrawal from Iraq? How does the Court's decision affect abortion rights?

Communal gardening

Family and friends have come to know her as Claire Garden, the pseudonym she initially used for her books. Now she is in the process of making it her legal name – one more befitting her life.

Catching fire

An improving sophomore who finished 2006 strong and a star recruit ready to make his long-awaited debut are ready to add two more weapons to a Missouri offense already filled with them.

Missouri’s bats lead big comeback

The Missouri baseball team had to change its style to defeat Baylor on Saturday night. The Tigers have grown accustomed to quality starts from their pitching rotation in support of its largely inconsistent offense. Saturday, it was Missouri’s bats that secured the team’s 14-11 win over the Bears.

Strange play sets up Missouri victory

In a game that started with a 15-minute delay because of an over-watered field, it was only fitting that Missouri’s 5-0 win over No. 5 Texas A&M Saturday at University Field hinged on a bizarre play.

Hickman’s Johnson meeting expectations

Hickman senior Chris Johnson has extremely high expectations for himself. And those close to him say that he should.

Huddling up again

John Kadlec, former Missouri football coach and current radio announcer, milled around the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. He was never alone, always telling a story or shaking a hand.

U.S., Virginia Tech left wondering, ‘What if?’

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The student slouched into his chair, his face wrapped in sunglasses, the brim of his baseball cap pulled down so low his eyes were almost lost. The Virginia Tech professor who took a seat across from him did so because there didn’t really seem to be any other option.

BOONE LIFE: Life at Oak Towers

It’s more than just a residence. It’s a community fo people age 50 and older.

Mis-Representative trying to reverse Prop. B

Rep. Shannon Cooper has a different interpretation of the term “represent” than I do. I can’t imagine that the good people of western Missouri sent him to Jeff City to undo the expressed will of the voters, but that’s his intention.