Hickman wins home opener over Vashon

Cradon Cook, a Hickman junior, carries the ball down field on Friday night against Vashon.

Hickman gave its fans some encouragement Friday night. After going 0-4 at home last season, the Kewpies beat Vashon 42-14 in their 2009 season opener.

Quarterback swap not enough for Bruins

Despite an early rally before halftime, the Bruins lost 31-14 on Friday night to the defending Class 6A champion Hazelwood Central. 

MU women's soccer dominates Rhode Island

The Tigers beat the Rams at home on Friday.  Missouri's offense pressured its opponent the whole game and won 7-1.

Columbia College volleyball team opens season on a roll

The Columbia College women's volleyball team cruised through the first day of the Best Western Classic.

Gabbert stepping into Missouri quarterback spotlight

As the football season begins, Blaine Gabbert prepares himself to be the new face of Missouri football.

Missouri assistant football coaches are familiar faces in new roles

David Yost and Dave Steckel will be new to their roles Saturday, but not new to coaching for Missouri football.

LETTER: Media hurt pork producers with flu's name

Missouri hog farmers have been damaged by the name "swine flu." You can't catch the virus by eating pork, but you can affect livelihoods by avoiding it.

This is the last time you'll see 'swine flu' in a headline about H1N1

The Columbia Missourian is committed to keeping pork out of pandemic headlines.

My shout-out to Sen. Jeff Smith for his role in state politics

Before his fall, Smith was an icon for a new age in state politics.

St. Louis area natives open Missouri football season at home

Several Missouri football players, including T.J. Moe, Munir Prince and Blaine Gabbert, will begin their Missouri football careers close to home in front of family and friends.

Missourians to pay more for state employee pensions

The state employee retirement system, one of the state's two pension funds, lost 19.1 percent on investments for the year. To offset this loss in money, state tax funds might need to contribute anywhere between 1.5 percent to 20 percent more in Missouri's next budget.

Columbia police look to build stronger relationship with residents

Columbia police met with residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss ways to improve community relations to help reduce crime.

LETTER: Entrepreneurs need affordable health care options

Health care reform will help small business owners have more bargaining power.

LETTER: Health care reform needed for seniors

Government-run health care programs can be both efficient and effective.

Rock Bridge football player might surprise you

Trey Millard, a Bruins tailback who is as large as a linebacker, uses strength and speed to his advantage. His successes also extend off the football field to academics.

Hickman football team intensifies practices

After a 42-6 loss to Liberty last week, Hickman football coach Jason Wright hopes that a week of intense, game like practices will lead his team to a victory against Vashon on Friday night.

Mill Creek Elementary celebrates twentieth anniversary

Parents and children celebrate the school and its volunteer community.

Victim leads police to robbery suspects with license plate number

Police identified three suspects in a Wednesday night robbery after the victim reported the license plate number of the vehicle the perpetrators were driving. Police are looking into the possibility that the suspects might have committed robberies in East Campus.

Cameras catch nearly 300 running red lights

Mayor Darwin Hindman and Police Chief Ken Burton announced the end of a 25-day grace period during which cameras were working but no citations were issued. From now on, those who are caught on camera running a red light will receive a $120 ticket.

Today's Question: Was the outcry about the Smith-Cotton High School band's T-shirts appropriate?

The T-shirts, which depicted stages of evolution while also including a brass instrument at each stage, were banned after parents complained about the concept of evolution being used.