Reporting that serves the good of the people

The Missourian’s standard, which requires detailed descriptions of criminal suspects before publication, is needed to serve the public the right way.

Understand your goals and go for them

The key to happiness is keeping your personal goals alive instead of worrying about other people’s goals for you.

Famous Last Words

How well do you know the final utterances of some of the most well-known figures?

Columbia’s top-selling wines named by store managers

Local wine connoisseurs and store managers spill about their shop’s best-selling wine.

What to do with too much Halloween candy

You probably have more candy than you need.

Medicaid program offers ‘coaches’ to nurse chronic ailments

MO HealthNet, a federal Medicaid program, allows low-income patients with various chronic illnesses to access health care coaches.

Single in the country

Proximity is the best predictor of friendship, so life on the farm can feel lonely. Community groups and Web sites offer farmers an opportunity to meet new people.

Spill it: A conversation with skeet shooter Haley Dunn

The MU senior says she was “doomed” to be a skeet shooter, and now she’s an Olympic hopeful.

Columbians share their fears

In the wake of the Halloween holiday, residents reveal their top anxieties.

North Columbia robbery is 13th in three months

Two armed suspects robbed a Casey’s General Store on Thursday. It was the second time in three months the store had been robbed.

Artist Rex Bandy is on an Ugly Crusade

Rex Bandy, who has been an artist for over 70 years, hopes to recapture the slowly fading beauty of the world through art.

Mid-Missouri gets new youth orchestra

Columbia now has two youth orchestras that offer performance opportunities.

Belief in Brief: Imprecatory prayer called against leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Southern Baptist pastor encourages the wrathful prayer after being accused of endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.

Hickman and Rock Bridge swimmers persevere

As a renovations get started, the Hickman and Rock Bridge swimming teams have successfully handled difficult conditions at their 42-year-old pool.

Athletics takes MU swimmer away from world of conflict

MU junior swimmer Gilad Kaufman is from Israel and was in the Israeli army before coming to America to go to school and swim for the Tigers

Petrik’s versatility bolsters Rock Bridge football team

Rock Bridge senior Mike Petrik has played seven different positions for the Bruins this year. He also holds the top spot in many statistical categories and is a team leader.

Colorado football team buffing up

When the Missouri football team plays Colorado on Saturday night in Boulder, it will be facing a team with renewed vigor. After a rocky first year filled with growing pains, the Buffaloes have bought into second-year coach Dan Hawkins’ system.

Close loss to top team<br>encourages MU volleyball team

Wednesday night’s five-game loss at No. 2 Nebraska won’t give the Tigers the votes to get them ranked, but it should convince the Tigers they can keep pace with the nation's best programs.

MU basketball team eager for real competition

Longtime Hickman football coach knows importance of Kewpies-Jays rivalry

For the Hickman fooball team, playing a district game for a chance to advance in the state playoffs is special. But playing that game against Jefferson City holds extra meaning.