Edwards wins NASCAR race in California

Columbia native Carl Edwards won the rain-delayed Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race on Monday, finishing ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. “I hope it’s an indication we’ve caught up with them,” Edwards said after the eighth victory of his career.

Corn gene map completed

ST. LOUIS — A group of researchers led by Washington University will announce that it has mapped the genetic sequence of the corn plant.

Benton-Stephens residents prepare for new season of community garden

On Windsor Street sits a small blue house and next to it a plot of land, vacant during the cold winter months. In just a short while, however, that land will be teeming with life, of both plants and Benton-Stephens residents, as their community garden is revived for 2008.

Westminster College names new president

Westminster College’s board of trustees named George B. Forsythe the 20th president of the Fulton school on Saturday.

Rural real estate values strong in Missouri, Kansas

A survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City confirms the strength in rural real estate values, with a decrease in urban real estate values.

State Rep. Judy Baker running to replace Hulshof

Baker's announcement places her among two Democratic and three Republican candidates running for the seat in Congress.

Cape Girardeau considers allowing bowhunting of deer within city limits

Faced with rising numbers in the amount of accidents caused by deer, Cape Girardeau may allow bowhunting of deer.

Three Boone Electric linemen return from Sudan volunteer mission

Three linemen recently traveled to Yei, Sudan, for three weeks to help expand the village's electrical grid and bring power to homes.

MU researchers seek further understanding of Type I diabetes

The MU School of Medicine is looking for volunteers for an international diabetes study, which is aimed at preventing or delaying the onset of the disease.

Horner withdraws from school board race

School board candidate Kevin Horner filed a statement of withdrawal this morning to remove his name from the ballot in April, saying did not think he had the right motivation.

Fit together

Here's how four Columbia exercise groups have committed to staying in shape.

Stop squandering our national treasures

It’s getting harder to find a job in America, and our economic situation isn’t getting any better. A change in the ruling party isn’t going to help.

Gibson's impressive pitching lifts MU baseball team to 2,000th win