Six New Life Community Church parishioners baptized on Easter Sunday

Robert Jackson III, 10, a member of the New Life Community Church, is baptized in the pool of the ARC by the Rev. Thomas Ragsdell (left) and his father, the Rev. Robert Jackson (right).

The Rev. Thomas Ragsdell baptized four children and two adults.

MU sweep of Baylor positions Tigers to make leap to top of college baseball polls

The Bears were outscored 22-2 as Tigers pitchers did not yield an earned run during the series.

Study confirms that success on the field can lead to increase in applications

Hickman baseball uses Florida roadtrip to build chemistry

On Monday the Kewpie baseball team plays its first of four games in Orlando. The trip gives to the players time to relax and come together as a team.

John Clark: financial officer, neighborhood activist and civic enthusiast

John Clark is one of four people running for election for the First Ward council seat.

Media shield bill likely to die in House

When it comes to protecting reporters’ notes and sources, legislative support dries up.

First Ward candidates discuss North-Central overlay district

An examination of the four First Ward candidates’ stances on the controversial proposal to add a new layer of zoning and design restrictions to the North-Central Columbia neighborhood.

Missing boy returned to mother

The 7-year-old had been missing since Tuesday. At 6 p.m. Saturday, the boy's father surrendered to authorities, and the boy was returned to his mother, police said.

AARP’s tax assistance program sees high number of users

Program volunteers say between 35 and 40 people a day come in for free and confidential tax assistance and online filing, a significantly higher number than in past years.

Q&A: City Council candidates discuss priorities, visions for future

Read the candidates’ responses to a Missourian questionnaire.

Karen Baxter: practical nurse, “Grandma Karen” and earnest candidate

Karen Baxter is one of four people running for election for the First Ward council seat.

City to farm: The Dougherty family

On the phone, Debbie Dougherty reassures her father she will pick up the medicine for the animals on the way home.

Not the type of academic conversation one would expect for such a well-regarded MU professor of communications.

Debbie and her husband, Tom Clark, are academics, but they are also farmers. They live in Williamsburg, approximately 31 miles from farmhouse porch to her office door in Switzler Hall.

Farm to city: The Renwick family

The black sky met the 16 acres of land the Renwicks owned in Hillsboro, 45 miles south of St. Louis.

From her bathroom window, Annette Renwick could no longer see the two horses, five sheep and 11 chickens the family had acquired during the past 16 years.

The next day, the family was leaving for good. They were moving to Columbia.

The Renwick family sold their animals, left the in-ground swimming pool and the home they had built upon 16 acres of land to move from the farm to the city — a place where people live closer together, sit in traffic and wait in long lines at grocery stores at 6 p.m. on weeknights.

Farm to city; City to farm

Both traded what they knew for something new.

Letter: Vote against the 54-cent property tax for school funding

The Columbia School District doesn't need more money. It needs better budgeting.

Tibetans continue struggle against China

With the Olympics coming to Beijing, the tension between Tibet and China has been renewed.