LETTER: Missouri schools need physical education to combat childhood obesity

Even though research shows that healthy children learn more effectively, some Missouri schools are decreasing the amount of time students spend in PE class.

Tex Little gives Missouri baseball voice

Tex Little started as the voice of Tigers baseball in 1987 and has put in 19 years behind the microphone.

Obama says progress made in war in Afghanistan

Is President Obama's decision to continue the war in Afghanistan a wise choice?

Severe weather causes power outages, fires

According to Dan Stokes of Columbia Water and Light, there were four damaged power circuits, which left four Columbia areas — including parts of downtown — without power.

Columbia Tomorrow creates a 'living story' on growth and development

Columbia Tomorrow, a site about development in Columbia, was developed to keep residents in the know about decisions that affect the way we live in mid-Missouri.

Hickman tennis player lives life the way he wants

Hickman senior Alex Turner is one of Hickman's best tennis players. However, his coach said he is unlike anyone you will ever meet.

Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission urges limits to downtown balconies

On Thursday night, the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve proposed revisions to the Columbia City Code pertaining to balconies that encroach into public right-of-ways. These revisions would only apply to the downtown zoning district and will now go to the City Council for approval.

Author Nancy Rue to speak to 'tween' girls, mothers at Columbia's Woodcrest Chapel

Nancy Rue's "Beauty of Believing" tour will kick off Mother's Day weekend with a visit to Columbia on Saturday. Rue has written a Christian novel series called Faithgirlz, which considers issues "tween" girls often confront as they grow up, including body image and friendships.

Folgia's two homers propels Tigers to win over KU

Outfielder Greg Folgia hit a three-run inside-the-park to give the Tigers a four run lead in the fifth inning helping the Tigers beat the Jayhawks 8-5. Folgia also hit a solo home run in the first inning.

Hickman track loses to Jefferson City in dual meet

The Kewpies shuffled the lineup in order to give some athletes a break heading into the district meet.

Heritage, end of school year celebrated at Black Culture Center

MU's Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center presented its Black Heritage Festival on Friday, complete with music and entertainment.

Head Start parents gather for new child health program kick-off

A new program for Head Start parents aims to cut down on emergency room visits by educating them about when to take their children to the emergency room and when health problems can be treated at home.

Bikers brave weather to attend Bike, Walk & Wheel Week breakfast

The storms Friday morning didn't stop many from attending one of the 12 breakfast stations that GetAbout Columbia and PedNet Coalition set up around the city.

MU's Potter has rough second round at regional tournament

Tigers' junior Julia Potter shot a 5-over 75 on Friday to put her at 7-over at the NCAA East Regional tournament.

MU extension program reevaluates for a younger crowd

The Stay Strong Stay Healthy program focuses on balance, flexibility and strength for people who are not typically physically active.

Hiking author speaks at Columbia's Bike, Walk & Wheel Week

Steve Henry wrote a book that gives hikers information about trails surrounding metropolitan areas.

LBC Gospel Choir to perform Friday

MU's Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir will perform Friday night at the Mizzou Baptist Student Union.

Columbia, Stephens colleges to hold graduations Saturday

More than 650 students will graduate from Stephens College and Columbia College on Saturday, many of them with honors.

Repairs begin on flooded MKT Trail, Boone County roads

It will cost the county an estimated $33,000 to repair the sections of the MKT Trail and several other Boone County roads that flooded after last week's storms.

Columbia children to star in 'The Little Mermaid' on Saturday

On Monday, the Missoula Children's Theatre came to Columbia to hold auditions for young performers. They're scheduled to put on a full-scale theatrical Saturday.