Sales of MU merchandise surge

Seniors guide MU football team to memorable season

With the help of its seniors, the 2007 MU football team became one of the best the university has seen.

The Tigers rang in the New Year winners of the Cotton Bowl and on the cusp of greater possibilities.

Many resolve to hit the gym in January

There were some new faces at the gyms around Columbia this week, but not all of those people will stick around, according to one health psychologist.

Mo. college students get boost in scholarships

Thousands of Missouri college students are getting an increase in their state scholarships.

Chief says fire at Grant Elementary School set intentionally

The Columbia Fire Department has determined that a fire at Grant Elementary School was set intentionally, but there are no suspects. Fire investigators are working with the Columbia Police Department’s major crimes unit and Columbia Public School officials on the investigation.

Gov. Blunt plans to seek $100,000 for State Historical Society of Missouri

The governor has promised $100,000 to the State Historical Society of Missouri, but the organization’s director is hoping for an additional $600,000 in state funding to start planning for a new building.

Growing up with music

What Kercy Main lacks in size he makes up for in his passion and talent for music.

What’s that smell? Neighbors complain that factory hog farms are ruining their ways of life

Since 2000, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has received more than 1,700 odor complaints against concentrated animal feeding operations, according to a Missourian analysis of records held by the state agency. But industry leaders say many complaints come from people opposed to factory farming, not because of excessive odor.

Faulty fireplace cited as cause of fire

Analysis: Where to look for early hints of how the caucuses are trending

Want an early hint how the Republican caucuses are going? Check Plymouth County on Thursday evening in remote northwest Iowa. Democrats might get an early take on their caucuses from Newton, a company town battered by the closing of Maytag Corp.’s big plant.

Missouri Republicans stumping for candidates in Iowa

Two of Missouri’s most prominent Republican lawmakers are spending time in Iowa this week to stump for candidates ahead of that state’s presidential caucuses.

Amen to separating politics and religion

The most annoying feature of this campaign is the obsession with the religious beliefs and philosophies of the candidates.