Ninth District congressional candidates comment on economy

Rumors of recession have been swirling through the country for months, and whether they’re true or not, the economy is on voters’ minds. Candidates for the Ninth District seat in the House of Representatives shared their views.

Young volunteer pitches in at Show-Me State Games

Eight-year-old Ashleigh McKinley volunteers at the Show-Me-State Games as a “noodler.” She taps wrestling referees with a blue foam pool noodle to remind them when there’s five seconds left in a match.

Nixa man admits to role in steroid-smuggling scheme

Mikal Gunn Schrage, 29, pleaded guilty to federal charges in his role in a conspiracy to smuggle anabolic steroids from China and sell them over the Internet.

Want to see a 4-H/FFA dog show? Sit. Stay.

Shih Tzus and corgis, Australian shepherds and golden retrievers, mutts and purebreds were all under one roof for the 4-H/FFA dog show on Saturday at the Columbia Canine Sports Center.

Missouri Revolution take field for Columbia

The 14 and under team draws players from Lake of the Ozarks, Fulton, Jefferson City, Blackwater, Pilot Grove, Boonville, Lynn, Russellville and Columbia and is only one in its tournament at the Show-Me State Games from this area.

Oddly-named kickball teams compete in Show-Me State Games

Players of all ages teamed up for the two-day kickball tournament at the Show-Me State Games.

Show-Me State Games hosts first weekend of soccer

Soccer teams competed in the first weekend of the Show-Me State Games at Cosmopolitan Park.

Garbage truck catches fire on way to landfill

No one was injured in the fire near 4501 Paris Road, and no damage estimate was available, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department.

Parade kicks off week of Boone County Fair events

The Boone County Fair started Saturday with a parade down Broadway.

Compensation given to arrested man hit by Joplin police officer

The city of Joplin recently paid $5,000 to a 25-year-old black man struck in the face by a white police officer while he was handcuffed, according to The Joplin Globe.

Church encourages members to volunteer at Show-Me State Games

Forum Christian Church organizes members to volunteer, emphasizing community and the larger picture.

Women audition in Columbia to be on 'America’s Next Top Model'

The aspiring model who is selected as the winner after this casting call not only will have a guaranteed interview with producers of the show at the casting in Chicago, but will also win several prizes.

K.C. publication aims to provide consistency in covering race and ethnicity

The weekly publication launched June 20 brings stories to newspapers that they might not see otherwise.

Returning to the earth

The Green Burial Council estimates that the funeral business in the U.S. totals $15 billion a year. Green cemeteries are increasing in popularity as people look for more environmentally friendly and inexpensive ways to be buried.

Missourian staffer tries out for a spot on 'Top Model'

COLUMBIA — When I decided to go to school to become a journalist, I was told I would experience many new and different things. Skydiving, unusual occupations and learning new information were some of the things that came to mind. I didn’t expect to be sitting in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Executive Center waiting my turn to audition for the reality show, “America’s Next Top Model.”

Woman wins fourth Show-Me gold medal after cancer

Mary Easley started lifting weights after being diagnosed with cancer three years ago and has won four gold medals at Show-Me State Games in power lifting since.

Jefferson Farms opens its barn doors

Jefferson Farms held a open house Saturday to showcase construction progress on the 67-acre farm. The farm plans to showcase forms of farming, gardening and conservation found in the Midwest.

Fourth Ward residents voice concerns about trails at meeting

At Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade’s bi-monthly citizen office hours, held Saturday at the Rendezvous cafe, about 12 residents who would be affected by two proposed trails from GetAbout Columbia showed up over the span of almost two hours to voice their concerns.

Teen gets life for killing of best friend's mom

Jackson County Judge W. Stephen Nixon sentenced Eddie George, 18, on Friday after a jury in May convicted George of first-degree murder and assault in the stabbing death of Pamela Marquez and the slashing of her husband, Joe Marquez.

Man convicted in 1996 rape of girl, 9, sentenced to 20 years

Jackson County Circuit Judge William Kramer imposed the sentence on Dwayne C. Jones, 47, on Friday after convicting him in April in a bench trial on four counts of rape and sodomy.