New Benton principal brings experience, enthusiasm

While teaching in Japan, Troy Hogg says he learned how to treat students more independently.

FEMA reacts better to flooded Midwest than to Hurricane Katrina

FEMA became a symbol of government bungling during Katrina efforts but are proving their worth in Midwest flooding crisis.

Summer Welcome teaches wellness through skits

Summer Welcome brings to campus thousands of students who plan to start school in the fall. Part of being an incoming freshman also means watching MU peer educators act out typical scenarios that teach freshmen the fundamentals of campus safety, personal health and diversity.

Lee Gordon says farewell to Channel 13

Lee Gordon, KRCG/Channel 13 weather forecaster, is leaving the television station after 53 years.

Striving for unity in Crosscreek Center

The Crosscreek Center development plan has been a bone of contention for both the City of Columbia and neighborhood associations near its proposed location.

Alumnus donates $100,000 to MU School of Law

Sam Hamra’s donation to the MU School of Law will provide black law students with scholarships.

Two sentenced in September 2007 home invasion

Christopher Lee Jacobs, now 18, and Patrick J. Burgess, 16 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 15 and 18 years in prison, respectively.

Tour of Missouri to add new stage when race returns in September

The race, which drew about 370,000 spectators last year, will not go through Columbia.

Blunt allocates $2.3 million to higher education

The money is to be used for economic development; the UM System will receive about $1.1 million and another $75,000 will go to UM-related projects.

Comic legend dedicated his life to pushing the envelope

George Carlin, who died Sunday at 71, leaves behind not only a series of memorable routines, but a legal legacy: His most celebrated monologue, a frantic, informed riff on those infamous seven words, led to a Supreme Court decision on broadcasting offensive language.

Kinney named Commissioner of the Year

The Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials awarded Marvin Kinney, chair of the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, with the honor.

Former Southeast Missouri State employee found with files containing student Social Security numbers

A former employee of Southeast Missouri State University was found with data files that contained names and Social Security numbers of about 800 students. The data was recovered, and charges were filed against the former employee.

ACT Works gets new grinder

ACT Works, a local organization that provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities, has new machinery that can help it recycle more types of plastic than any other place in mid-Missouri.

Schurz hall coordinator develops relationship with new Seeing Eye dog

Jim Pelfrey, the first visually impaired person on MU’s Residential Life staff, lost his guide dog of six years in April. Pelfrey recently returned from training with his new dog, Xilo.

Ragtag Cinema performance to raise money for MU student's kidney transplant

A Central Methodist University acting group will perform a comedy-drama play on Sunday and Monday at the Ragtag Cinema to raise money for a kidney transplant for MU student Alexander Vallar.

Tour of Missouri bicycle race adds extra day of competition

The competition could include participation from Olympic medalists of the Beijing Games.

Nine-to-fivers will soldier us out of economic crisis

Acknowledgement of the strengths and weaknesses of the diversity between artistic types and those that rely on hard facts and discipline will help us illuminate the traits that can lead us out of the current economic crisis.

Steelman faces uphill battle as an outsider

There is no incumbent in Missouri’s gubernatorial race. But that’s hard to tell from the way the Republican primary is shaping up.

Senior shooters aim for camaraderie not just competition

Competitors in this weekend’s Missouri State Senior Games shooting competition said they were there more for each other than winning medals.