Senior bowling games breed fellowship with competition

Competitors at the Missouri State Senior Games say there are several reasons they enjoy spending time at the bowling alley.

Columbia Public Schools to auction off property

The Columbia Public School District will be auctioning off eight of their properties.

Cancer survivors celebrate with food and fun at Ellis Fischel

National Cancer Survivors Day brought out survivors and their families for a celebration of life Saturday evening at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Local elementary schools plant seeds of learning in students minds

Minutes after the final bell rang at Ridgeway Elementary School a few weeks ago, fourth-grader Cole Nelson was pressing dirt around the delicate stem of a newly planted flower, a rose turtle head.

Little green thumbs like Cole’s are sprouting up all over Columbia, thanks to students, teachers, volunteers and parents tending elementary school gardens. The idea is to give kids a hands-on learning experience and encourage them to play outside, away from TV and video games.

High School bull rider competes after injury

Kaleb Baurichter, a 15-year-old bull rider, was injured at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals last weekend but came back to compete the next night.

Runner going strong at 88

Although 88-year-old Ed Burnham’s 15-minute mile pace would have put him last place in the Missouri State Senior Games’ 10K run, he says he doesn’t care. He runs because of his love for it.

Food prices to rise in aftermath of flooding

Raging Midwest floodwaters that swallowed crops and sent corn and soybean prices soaring are about to give consumers more grief at the grocery store.

Volunteers help with relief efforts as Mississippi still rises in some areas

The National Weather Service reported the Mississippi cresting at Canton on Sunday. The service forecast crests in Louisiana and Clarksville on Monday.

City unites to clear walls of graffiti

Graffiti has been a growing problem in Columbia, especially in the downtown area. City Council has worked with other departments and the community to research ways of combating this.

City considers changes to red-light camera ordinance

Because of increasing legal debate about the issue of red-light cameras, the city plans on taking pictures of drivers to ensure proper identification for ticketing purposes.


Global Journalist: Afghan war no longer about al-Qaida but Taliban

Journalists take a look at the war in Afghanistan and discuss how it has evolved over the past several years.