LETTER: Health Connection should remain open

Individual attention offered at the Health Connection helped this 74-year-old recover from knee joint replacement surgery.

Missouri delays tax refunds, borrows cash

Missouri has delayed tax refunds and borrowed $325 million from its cash reserves in order to pay some of its bills.

No need to pass; call a fart a fart

Dozens of news outlets recently covered the same story about feeding cows fish oil to reduce their release of methane, a greenhouse gas the animals exude when they, as dairy cattle might say, cut the cheese. But coverage of the story quickly divided outlets into two camps: those who hid behind turgid, silly euphemisms and those who bore down, manned up and used the word “fart.”

Janku ready to pass baton after 18 years on Council

Chris Janku, a favorite of neighborhood associations and a fountain of institutional knowledge for the City Council, is ready to step aside after six three-year terms.

Rock Bridge boys tennis team must gain experience fast

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team is young, but that doesn't change their mindset from last year. The Bruins say they want to repeat as state champions and anything less will be a disappointment.

The Beat: Columbia School Board candidates vie for two seats

Reporter Ben Magnuson and editor Liz Brixey talk about the significance of having so many candidates in the race.

LETTER: Robison an independent voice in Sixth Ward

Rod Robison will work to make Columbia a better place with balance and independence.

Columbia College men's basketball team set to celebrate national title run

Columbia College is holding a celebration at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Southwell Complex honor the Cougars' men's basketball team and its run to the NAIA national championship game.

Today's Question: Putting the election winners to work

Voters will elect two candidates each to the City Council and Columbia School Board on Tuesday. Of all the challenges in front of these boards, which should the new members push to tackle first?

Hickman, Rock Bridge boys golfers fight cold at Columbia Classic

The Rock Bridge boys golf team placed fifth in the 13-team Columbia Classic tournament on Monday afternoon at A.L. Golf Course, while Hickman finished seventh.

Three MU professors awarded Kemper Fellowships

Chancellor Brady Deaton and Commerce Bank chairman Jim Schatz surprised the educators in class. Two more awards will be given Tuesday.

Health Connection 'town meeting' focuses on optimism

Richard Oliver, dean of the MU School of Health Professions, and MU Health Care Vice Chancellor Harold Williamson Jr. met with members of the Health Connection on Monday and said they hoped to find a way to keep the popular facility open.

Missouri Agriculture Department wants to shed thick 'puppy mill' coat

Missouri tops the country in licensed dog breeders but it's also considered the leader in inhumane breeding. Agriculture Department Director Jon Hagler is working to change the latter.

City establishes Web page to track stimulus projects

Changes to the city's Intranet Web site regarding stimulus grants will be automatically updated on the new Internet site.

Second suspect in Bentley murder pleads guilty

Michael J. Jaco, 18, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in a plea agreement in Boone County Circuit Court on Friday in connection to the June 2008 shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley.

UPDATE: Fire damages northeast Columbia duplex

All of the duplex's occupants escaped the house with no injuries. Investigators were unable to determine the cause of the fire that started in the garage.

Woman pleads guilty to two September stabbings

Kimberly Ann Rickman, 23, pleaded guilty to stabbing two people, including her ex-boyfriend, last fall in northeast Columbia. She has been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.

Mediacom changes local government channels

Three local government channels will change numbers in the Mediacom lineup because of the cable provider's transition into digital programming. Public, educational and government programming will soon be found in the 80's.

Fire damages Columbia duplex

Both of the duplex's occupants escaped the house with no injuries. Officials said there is an ongoing investigation regarding the cause of the fire.

Sedalia teacher crafts porcelain angels for children, families

Sedalia teacher Mike Stephens has been making porcelain angels for seven years. In that time, he estimates he has given away more than a thousand of the angels to sick children, kids with disabilities and families whose children have died.