Students work for their grade, prepare for the future

During the summer, the Between The Pages program gives high school students an opportunity to obtain high school credit and earn money by working at the MBS Textbook Exchange deli.

Historic log cabin moved from Hannibal to Peculiar for vacation home

A historic log cabin in rural northeast Missouri has been disassembled and transported across the state where a couple will rebuild it as their vacation home.

Writing camp for kids

For the past two weeks, Stephens has hosted the Young Writers Workshop, a four-hour-a-day program aimed at getting kids entering first through sixth grades interested in creative writing.

Apathy for education is hurting our nation

It should be considered unpatriotic to look the other way when our values are being stomped into the ground.

Cards wait a little longer to lose

Shane Victorino typically spends off days relaxing in the dugout. He changed his routine Sunday and the move worked. Victorino had a pinch-hit, three-run double to break a tie with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday and lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Step 1: Name the alleys

The Columbia City Council has taken the first steps to name five public alleys downtown. This is a part of a larger effort to clean up the alleys for public and commercial use.

What meeting? Tenants missed it

None of the residents of two trailer parks up for annexation and rezoning spoke at Columbia City Council’s public hearing June 18. But their silence was not because of a lack of interest.

Drug-resistant staph germ found to infect at higher rate

A dangerous drug-resistant staph germ may be infecting hospital patients at about 10 times the rate health officials had previously estimated, according to a new comprehensive study.

Film producer returns to his Missouri roots

Josh Hartnett has tried to make a life in new places, most recently Los Angeles. Now, the Kansas City native is in Columbia to produce his first film, “Ron Is an Island,” about a rudderless college boy.

Three teens arrested at car dealership

Columbia police arrested three male teenagers and recovered a stolen gun after noticing a suspicious vehicle at Perry Chevrolet while patrolling the area early Sunday morning.

BOONE LIFE: Riding with tomorrow's cowpokes

Eight-year-old Cole Scheetz stands with his hands on his hips next to two stick horses lying on the ground at the Hallsville Fairgrounds stables. Cole looks like a real cowboy with his dirt-covered boots, long blue jeans, belt buckle, cowboy hat and light-blue shirt.

Joplin teen faced bullying before taking gun to school

The Jasper County teen accused of firing an assault rifle inside his middle school last fall was subjected for years to abuse at school that his teachers ignored, the boy’s parents told the Joplin Globe.

Hamas’ power needs recognition

The Israeli government under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Bush Administration are trying to turn the violence and the split between Fatah and Hamas in the Palestinian territories into another opportunity to bring a settlement between Israel and the Arab state.

Royals win 11-inning walkover

Joey Gathright’s bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning off Chris Spurling lifted the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Brewers. It was the third walk of the inning for Kansas City, and sixth in the final five innings.

Goodell briefs rookies on conduct

Roger Goodell briefed all 255 members of this year’s draft class Monday on the NFL’s stricter conduct rules. Hours later, the Chicago Bears released troubled defensive tackle Tank Johnson in a move that most likely underscored the commissioner’s message.