Banking on Christmas

From left, Jerry Bieverly, Trevor Craghead and Kem Craghead install a wreath on the front of the First National Bank off Broadway Boulevard on Tuesday morning. Jerry Bieverly and Kem Craghead have been installing the wreath since First National Bank began hanging it almost 10 years ago. Columbia Sign Co. is owned by Kem Craghead.

Temple glad to be there for team and family after difficult week

During the week leading up to the Texas A&M game, teammates and coaches supported Missouri running back Tony Temple as he dealt with his grandma’s death to cancer.

Moore fills in admirably for Brown on MU defense

After an injury to Pig Brown, his friend and teammate William Moore is succeeding at being the same emotional and physical prescence as Brown.

Columbia College defeats Central Methodist

Columbia College advances to semifinals.

Bounds takes new direction after loss of father

Hickman senior Tucker Bounds may have lost his father six months ago, but family and friends noticed his growth and maturity throughout the Kewpies’ football season.


Annual Thanksgiving dinners in need of food donations

Thanksgiving dinner organizers say food donations are down while demand is up.

Two Missouri men inhabit some unusual digs

John Tinker and Patrick O’Hanlon live in an old schoolhouse and an old hospital, respectively — although neither considers his living space all that unusual.

Help line expanded across Missouri

Columbia is now included in the United Way's 2-1-1 help line coverage, which provides services including rent assistance and training programs.

‘Sweet Spots’ at stop lights mean less waiting for cyclists

Some of the sensors that detect cars at Columbia intersections have been modified using money from a federal nonmotorized transportation grant to account for bikes.

New Rock Bridge principal named

Kathy Ritter was named principal of Rock Bridge High School on Monday. She had been acting principal since Andy Kohl resigned in July.

Tibetan monk speaks at Hickman High School

On Tuesday afternoon, Champa Lhunpo shared his story with students in World Religions and AP World Life and Literature classes at Hickman High School. This year marked Lhunpo’s 10th annual visit to the high school.

Surveying of new high school site to begin this week

Now that a site has been chosen for the new high school, the next step is determining which part of the property's 236 acres should be used.

Petition to repeal smoking ban falls far short

The petition to repeal Columbia's smoking ban was declared invalid by City Clerk Sheela Amin because it failed to collect enough valid signatures.

Belief in Brief: Male Circumcision

The significance of male circumcision differs for each of the world's three largest religions.

Tax for new libraries too much, initial survey says

The survey also found satisfaction with existing services and interest in expanding weekend hours in libraries operated by the Daniel Boone Regional Library system.

Cunningham sentenced in murder of Carlos Kelly

Rodney Cunningham will serve 20 years in prison as part of a plea deal for testifying against Travis Midgyett.

Protests during Air Show are disrespectful to veterans

Although everyone has the right to free expression, a federal appeals court made the wrong decision in allowing protests during the Salute to Veterans Air Show.

Waugh Street work begins Wednesday

While work will result in temporary lane restrictions on Waugh Street, traffic along Broadway will not be affected.

Kansas controls its destiny<br>in bid for national football title

If the undefeated Jayhawks football team wins its final three games — including against the Tigers Nov. 24 — it will probably will play in the BCS National Championship Game.

Five-star football recruit commits to MU

Parkway West High School quarterback Blaine Gabbert, ranked third in a recruiting Web site’s 2008 class, told MU coach Gary Pinkel after Saturday’s victory over Texas A&M that he’d join the Tigers.