EcoArtFest celebrates Missouri River culture

From left, Sam D'Agostino, Elizabeth D'Agostino, and Anna D'Agostino sing "Pop Fiction" for EcoArtFest on Saturday. "This is the best time to spend a day with family. I would love to sing a song with my two daughters," Sam D'Agostino said. EcoArtFest will continue through Sunday. Proceeds of the festival will be given to the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy.

Each year musicians, artists and environmental conservationists gather at EcoArtFest at Cooper's Landing to celebrate their connection to the Missouri river and its culture.

Hallsville wins first varsity home game

Hallsville's varsity high school football program was built in just two years with help from the community and guidance from coach John Morris, who came out of retirement to lead the team. The Indians won their first home varsity game, 19-8, on Friday.

Cougars pull together for tournament title

The Columbia College volleyball team dropped the first match of the Best Western Classic, but three straight wins followed, helping the Cougars win the tournament and learn some valuable lessons.

Democratic Chairman Howard Dean visits MU to mobilize youth vote

Register for Change, a Democratic Party voter registration effort, has been visiting college campuses in battleground states, and made a stop Saturday at MU.

Billboards use art to encourage voting

Art the Vote is a grass roots organization aimed at encouraging the public, particularly young people, to use their right to vote through a very public medium: billboards.

Rising materials costs affect renovation of Daniel Boone City Building

The contractor for the Boone building's renovation cannot increase the price of the initial bid, regardless of increases in materials costs.

Columbia College soccer team nets victory

A successful road trip included the first win of the season for the Cougars soccer team.

Bruins sixth at Great 8 tennis tournament

Tigers third at volleyball invite

Missouri's victory against St. John's in its final match set up a three-team tiebreaker.

French students at MU blog about U.S. politics

An ocean away from home, three French graduate students are finding their place among thousands of Tigers and at the MU School of Journalism. And they are taking advantage of the historical presidential race by creating a political blog, Rendez-voUS08.

Neo-Nazi chief appeals permit denial, but vows to march regardless

National Commander Jeff Schoep said in a letter to Interim police Chief Tom Dresner that attorneys have assured him that police cannot interfere with the march planned for Nov. 8 but his group would prefer to work with officials.

Stephens cross country places fifth at meet

Illinois governor declares Tigers Day to settle bet

Because Missouri whipped Illinois in football last weekend, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich had to proclaim Saturday "University of Missouri Tigers Day."

Greene County likely to turn to MU for forensic services

The county has been unable to hire a medical examiner, and MU has provided forensic pathology services for other counties.

Police investigate trailer park shootings

Bullets damaged two properties at Pine Grove Trailer Park early Saturday morning.

Kirkwood mayor shot in February rampage dies

The former mayor of Kirkwood, Mike Swoboda, died Saturday as a result of complications from his injuries.

Visioning Showcase lacked visionaries

The visioning process started well two years ago, but if Thursday's attendance is an indication, the process is losing steam.

Five Ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

This week, we ask you to weigh in on Hulshof's education plan, the Nazi's request to stage another march in Columbia, the vetting process of Sarah Palin, the added bicycle parking on game days and the government's reaction to Hurricane Gustav.

Doctor says police could not have saved woman's baby

A pregnant woman who lost her baby the day after being arrested by Kansas City police was suffering from a bacterial infection so severe that prompt medical attention would not have saved the baby, according to medical records filed in federal court.